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Clariel  : The Old Kingdom : Prequel - Garth Nix

Clariel

The Old Kingdom : Prequel

By: Garth Nix

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Published: 1st October 2014
For Ages: 12+ years old
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Does the walker choose the path, or the path the walker? An epic fantasy adventure, set six hundred years before Sabriel and as rich and compelling as the original Old Kingdom novels.

Clariel is the daughter of one of the most notable families in the Old Kingdom, with blood relations to the Abhorsen, and to the King.

When her family moves to the city of Belisaere, Clariel finds herself at the centre of sorcery and intrigue: a plot is brewing against the old and withdrawn King Orrikan; her parents want to marry her off to a killer; and a dangerous Free Magic creature is loose in the city.

When Clariel is drawn into the efforts to find and capture the creature, she finds hidden sorcery within herself, yet it is magic that carries great dangers.

Can she rise above the temptation of power, escape the unwanted marriage and save the King?

Set approximately six hundred years before the birth of Sabriel, Clariel will delight Old Kingdom fans as well as new readers hungry for epic fantasy adventure.

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4.0

An enjoyable prequel

By PuffinPammie

from Mackay Qld

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Pros

  • Compelling Characters
  • Easy To Read
  • Original Story
  • Takes You To Another World
  • Well Written

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      Comments about Clariel:

      Brings the past into the future of the Old Kingdom Chronicles!

      Comment on this review

      'Beautifully written, magnificently imagined, and wholly original, Clariel is Garth Nix's finest work yet.' - Holly Black, author of The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. 'In this long-awaited prequel, Garth Nix shows us why his Old Kingdom books have influenced a generation of fantasy writers.' - Cassandra Clare, author of the Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series.

      Garth Nix

      Garth Nix was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia. A full-time writer since 2001, he 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 Shade’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.

      Visit Garth Nix's Booktopia Author Page


      ISBN: 9781741758627
      ISBN-10: 1741758629
      Series: THE OLD KINGDOM CHRONICLES
      Audience: General
      For Ages: 12+ years old
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 432
      Published: 1st October 2014
      Publisher: Allen & Unwin
      Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3
      Edition Number: 1