New YA edition of book three in Garth Nix's
internationally acclaimed Old Kingdom fantasy trilogy that began with Sabriel
Beneath the earth, a malignant force lies waiting, greedy for freedom from its ancient prison. As the Old Kingdom falls once more into a realm of darkness and terror, the people look desperately to the Abhorsen, the scourge of the Dead, to save them. Yet Abhorsen Sabriel is lost, missing in Ancelstierre.
Only Lirael has any chance of stopping the Destroyer. With her companions Sameth, Mogget and the Disreputable Dog, she travels across the Old Kingdom in a race against time, battling Shadow Hands and dark necromancers to reach Ancelstierre before it is too late. But what hope can one young woman have against a terrible evil with the power to destroy life itself?
This eagerly awaited conclusion to Garth Nix's extraordinary Sabriel and Lirael is a complex and vividly imagined story, powerful, terrifying and compelling.
This beautiful edition includes Garth Nix's answers to the questions he is most frequently asked about the Old Kingdom books and writing in general, and a discussion of his favourite books from his own childhood.
About The Author
Garth Nix has 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 fantasy novels Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen; and the cult favourite YA SF novel Shad' s Children. His fantasy novels for children include The Ragwitch, the six books of The Seventh Tower sequence, and The Keys to the Kingdom series. 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 Guardian and The Australian; and his work has been translated into 37 languages. He lives in a Sydney beach suburb with his wife and two children.
'Breathtaking, bittersweet, and utterly unforgettable.' KIRKUS REVIEWS'An explosive prologue sets the stage for Nix's riveting continuation of the story begun in Sabrieland Lirael... Thought-provoking fantasy.' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY'Garth Nix writes like a dream, with wonderful characters facing overwhelming odds and an inventive and fast moving plot.' MARK JOHNSON, THE FOREST BOOKSHOP, NSWinnovative and fulfilling' JetJune/July 2003One of the most exciting fantasy series I have encountered in years.' The Bookseller UK17/9/04
Series: Old Kingdom Trilogy S.
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
Number Of Pages: 420
Published: October 2006
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Dimensions (cm): 19.4 x 13.0 x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.384