The Guardians

2 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 169 ratings

Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King Publisher's Summary

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.

©2011 Laura Geringer, William Joyce (P)2011 Simons & Schuster Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King

    • The Guardians, Book 1
    • By: William Joyce, Laura Geringer
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Celebration of Imagination

    • By sam on 08-06-14

    Regular price: $14.13

  • Book 2

    • E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth's Core!

    • The Guardians, Book 2
    • By: William Joyce
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Pitch, the Nightmare King, and his Fearlings had been soundly driven back by Nicholas St. North and company in the first Guardians’ adventure. But now Pitch has disappeared completely—and out of sight does NOT make for out of mind. It seems certain that he’s plotting a particularly nefarious revenge, and the Guardians suspect he might have gone underground. But how can they find him there?

    Regular price: $14.13