This article is about the book. For the creature, see Hydra.

The Wyrm King


September 2009
Book number

The Wyrm King is the third and final book in the Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles series. It is written by Holly Black, illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi and published at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers in September 2009.

Plot Edit

In the final installment of Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles, Nick and Laurie thought they solved their giant problems when they drove all the giants into the sea. But now, the Grace kids have come back to tell them they may have more trouble coming their way! It turns out the giants control the Hydra population. {The Hydra is a dragon like creature creating sinkholes all over Florida.} But with the mermaids refusing to return the giants to shore, the Nixies still missing and the threat of a destroyed Florida drawing ever closer, the kids have to take matters in their own hands. Will Nick and Laurie be able to stop the destruction they unwittingly caused? Can a new giant hunter help save the day? Can Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide help them out of this or are they on their own? Find out in the final conclusion of the Spiderwick saga!

Contents Edit

  • Table of Contents
  • List of Full-Page Illustrations
  • Map of Mangrove Hollow — "A Community Set in Nature"
  • Chapter One IN WHICH Nick and Jules Get Their Heads Examined
  • Chapter Two IN WHICH Nick Surprises Himself
  • Chapter Three IN WHICH Someone Familiar Returns as Everything Else Becomes Unfamiliar
  • Chapter Four IN WHICH They Drive in Circles
  • Chapter Five IN WHICH They Go to the Beach
  • Chapter Six IN WHICH Everybody Runs
  • Chapter Seven IN WHICH Nick Fulfills His Promises
  • Chapter Eight IN WHICH Everything Begins to Come Apart
  • Chapter Nine IN WHICH Nick Finally Decides What He Wants