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Title: The Seventh tower "The Fall" Author: Garth Nix Type: Science Fiction Publication date: 2000 Number of Pages: 195 Plot Summary This book is a Science fiction book that is the fist of a series of books called The Seventh Tower. It starts out with a boy by the name of Tal Graile-Rarem receiving word that his dad was missing on a mission that he was doing for the queen. And that is when every thing goes down hill. This is because his dad has the only good sunstone that will allow Tal to pass into the world of Aerian. Aerian is the world where a boy goes to receive his spirit shadow when he turns fourteen. Right now he as what is called a shadow guard, the shadow guard is his actually shadow only it can independently take shape into different things, what ever is needed to be to protect Tal when he gets into trouble.

The thing is he need to get a spirit shadow when he turn fourteen other wise he will lose a shadow all together and not be a chosen and more. This will make him a commoner and he will have to live at the cave at the bottom of the mountain.

So now Tal needs to go and find him a new sunstone powerful enough to be able to enter him into the Aerian. There were only three ways to do this the first one was to ask for one from his Aunts who had more than one of them and was in a higher order. But for some unknown reason they had a grudge against Tal's father and would not give him one. The next possible way to get a stone was to win one at the achievements. These were events...