Shop My Shelves-February 2021

Because my reading is usually planned several months in advance I don’t often make time for mood reading. This series is the one time a month I make/let myself look at my shelves and choose what I want to read right now with no restrictions or requirements. I wander in to my library, browse the shelves overflowing with books I want to read some day and choose whatever most catches my attention at that moment and then start to read it right away no matter how full my reading schedule is.

This month I chose  Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King by Laura Geringer and William Joyce. I bought this full series in May of 2020 and have been thinking about picking it up ever since. My late husband read and enjoyed some number of these years ago when I worked at a library. I’m excited to be picking up the first book today. Have you read any of them?

Forget naughty or nice—this is a battle of good vs. evil.

Discover the origins of St. Nick and follow along as the Guardians start their quest to rid the world of nightmares in the first Guardians chapter book from Academy Award winner William Joyce that inspired the beloved film, The Rise of the Guardians.

Before SANTA was SANTA, he was North, Nicholas St. North—a daredevil swordsman whose prowess with double scimitars was legendary. Like any swashbuckling young warrior, North seeks treasure and adventure, leading him to the fiercely guarded village of Santoff Claussen, said to be home to the greatest treasure in all the East, and to an even greater wizard, Ombric Shalazar. But when North arrives, legends of riches have given way to terrors of epic proportions! North must decide whether to seek his fortune…or save the village.

When our rebellious hero gets sucked into the chaos (literally), the fight becomes very personal. The Nightmare King and his evil Fearlings are ruling the night, owning the shadows, and sending waves of fear through all of Santoff Clausen. For North, this is a battle worth fighting…and, he’s not alone. There are five other Guardians out there. He only has to find them in time.



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