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Any book with a talking sword will only lead to an epic adventure.  And this sword has attitude!

When Otto and Eleanor find this special sword in the river, they have no idea what they will be getting into.  Though Eleanor has always wanted to adventure and not just stay home and learn to be an apothicaires apprentice, she has big dreams of being a knight and saving people.  While Otto on the other hand is very content to stay at home and help at the mill. But being the best friends that they are, they take on the world. This is a funny action adventure that you don’t know where it’s going to take you next.

Recommended by Chris

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It is strange enough that Odo and Eleanor have stumbled upon a sword in a dried-up river outside their village. It is even stranger that Odo is able to remove it from where it's buried. And it's REMARKABLY strange when the sword starts to talk.

Odo and Eleanor have unearthed Biter, a famous fighter from earlier times. By finding Biter, Odo instantly becomes a knight -- a role he is exquisitely unsuited for. Eleanor, however, would make a PERFECT knight -- but she's not the one with the sword.

Finding Biter is only the start -- boy, girl, and sword must soon go on a quest to save their kingdom from threats in both human and dragon form, in this new fantasy triumph from Garth Nix and Sean Williams.

About the Author

Garth Nix is the New York Times bestselling author of the Old Kingdom series, a modern classic of fantasy literature that includes the novels Sabriel, Lireal, Abhorsen, and Clariel. He is also the author of The Keys to the Kingdom series, Shade's Children, A Confusion of Princes, Newt's Emerald, and (with Sean Williams) the Troubletwisters series, among other novels. You can find out a whole lot more about him at

New York Times bestselling author Sean Williams lives in Adelaide, South Australia. He is the author of over 6- published short stories and 22 novels, and has written several novels in the Star Wars universe.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780545259071
ISBN-10: 054525907X
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Publication Date: September 25th, 2018
Pages: 288
Language: English

Have Sword, Will Travel (Paperback)