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Beast Quest Series 4 #19: Nixa the Death-Bringer

by Adam Blade (author)

Suitable for 8 - 12 years

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Product Description

The first book in Tom’s terrifying new quest to defeat six hideous Ghost Beasts. Taladon the Swift has returned! But to Tom’s horror, his father is a ghost. To save Taladon, Tom must battle the Ghost Beasts to recover the lost pieces of the shattered Amulet of Avantia. First is Nixa the Death-Bringer. Will her deadly disguises lure Tom to his doom?

Product Details


Beast Quest Series 4 (book 19)






Orchard Books

Date published

April 1st, 2009

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.9; Middle years; 1.0 points

Other details
  • 128 pages



Adam Blade

Adam Blade was born in Kent, England. His parents were both history teachers and amateur artists, and Adam grew up surrounded by his father’s paintings of historic English battles, which left a lifelong mark on his imagination. He was fascinated by the ancient sword and shield that hung in his father’s office, said to be a Blade family heirloom.

As a boy, Adam spent days imagining who could have first owned the sword and shield. Eventually, he created a character – Tom, the bravest boy warrior of them all.

The idea for Beast Quest was born. When Adam grew up and decided he wanted to be a writer, he was stuck for ideas – until he remembered the old sword and shield, and the imaginary boy he had created when he was young. Adam decided to bring Tom fully to life so that readers could go on the kind of adventures he always wanted to when he was that age… and still does, even though he’s grown up!

When he’s not writing Beast Quest books, Adam enjoys visiting museums and ancient battle sites. His main hobbies are fencing and football. He also spends a lot of time at home running around after his two exotic pets – a tarantula named Ziggy, and a capuchin monkey named Omar. These little rascals were the inspiration for two of the Beasts that Tom faces on his Quest – Arachnid and Claw! Sadly, Adam does not have his own Fire-Dragon or Horse-Man. But he really wishes he did!


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  1. Avatar frankenstein 761774

    on 6 February 2015

    this monster looks awesome sothats why i would like to read it!

  2. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 8 March 2013

    Awesome read!

  3. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 8 March 2013

    good book

  4. Avatar owl 761790

    on 7 March 2013

    its a good book

  5. Pirate2small 108060

    on 6 March 2013

    this book is fun full of adventures and mystery

  6. Default avatar

    on 6 March 2013

    the coolest book ever verry scary

  7. Default avatar

    on 4 March 2013

    love beast quest!

  8. Default avatar

    on 4 March 2013

    This beast is the first shape changer in beast quest!!!!!!!!!

    5out of 5
  9. Default avatar 807810

    on 3 March 2012

    I thought this was the best book so far because Tom’s dad comes back! and Tom must face the ghost beasts to bring his father back to flesh and blood and save Avantia.

    5out of 5
  10. Gruffalo 113679

    on 1 March 2012

    its good

  11. Lion 113522

    on 23 October 2010

    ADAM BLADE is my favourout author he is

  12. Pirate2small 108060

    on 20 April 2009

    I liked this book but it was a little short and was concentrated on the task ahead rather than fighting Nixa herself.

    4out of 5