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Lirael

Lirael 1

The Old Kingdom Book 2

by Garth Nix
Paperback
Publication Date: 27/08/2014
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Set in the same dark, magical world as Garth Nix's award-winning Sabriel, this is a spellbinding tale of discovery, destiny and danger, from an exceptional fantasy talent.

Dark forces are abroad once more in the Old Kingdom. Lirael, solitary daughter of the Clayr, and Sameth, the reluctant Abhorsen-in-Waiting, both seek the same man who may hold the key to an ancient evil stirring in the West. But the Dead cannot be laid to rest until the strange secret linking the fate of Lirael and Sameth is revealed.

'A riveting sequel to his acclaimed Sabriel . Readers who like their fantasy intense in action, magisterial in scope, and apocalyptic in consequences will revel in every word.' - KIRKUS REVIEWS

'What makes Lirael a delight is the magic that Nix brings to his story and to his characters. It is filled with twists and turns, playful inventiveness and dark magic, and is sure to satisfy his many readers.' - LOCUS

ISBN:
9781743316597
9781743316597
Category:
Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
27-08-2014
Publisher:
ALLEN & UNWIN
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
544
Dimensions (mm):
198x128mm
Weight:
0.47kg
Garth Nix

Garth Nix was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia. A full-time writer since 2001, he previously worked as a literary agent, marketing consultant, book editor, book publicist, book sales representative, bookseller, and as a part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve.

Garth's books include the award-winning young adult fantasy novels Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen and Clariel; the dystopian novel Shade's Children; the space opera A Confusion of Princes; and a Regency romance with magic, Newt's Emerald. His fantasy novels for children include The Ragwitch; the six books of the Seventh Tower sequence; the Keys to the Kingdom series; and the Troubletwisters series and Spirit Animals: Blood Ties (co-written with Sean Williams).

More than five million copies of his books have been sold around the world, his books have appeared on the bestseller lists of the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, the Times and The Australian, and his work has been translated into forty-one languages. He lives in a Sydney beach suburb with his wife and two children.

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  • The best fictional library

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    In Lirael Garth Nix explores another corner of The Old Kingdom.

    Unable to see the future, Lirael feels an outsider among her people. But in becoming a librarian she begins to discover her talents may lie elsewhere.