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Sabriel : The Old Kingdom: Book 1 - Garth Nix


The Old Kingdom: Book 1

By: Garth Nix

Paperback Published: 1st September 2014
ISBN: 9781743316580
Number Of Pages: 392
For Ages: 12+ years old

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For many years Sabriel has lived outside the walls of the Old Kingdom, away from the random power of Free Magic, and away from the Dead who won't stay dead. But now her father, the Mage Abhorsen, is missing, and to find him Sabriel must cross back into that treacherous world - and face the power of her own extraordinary destiny.

This beautiful edition includes part of the original hand-written manuscript of Sabriel, an explanation by Garth Nix of his writing process, and a guide to the Necromancers' Bells.


SABRIEL will be one of my re-reads for many years to come


I read this book years ago as a teenager and as an adult, I can say it's still one of the best fantasy books I've read. I would strongly suggest it to all fantasy lovers! Australian fiction for the win!

Gols Coast


Loving reading this one


Loving reading this book. Excellent summer reading.

Melbourne, Australia


Quite Confusing


I found this book quite confusing and it took me a while to get interested in it. The characters are all interesting.



Dark and intriguing


Took a little while to get into this world, but worth it. Good Characters, I really liked this whole series of books - dark, but intriguing!

Country Victoria



4.0 4


'Sabriel is a winner, a fantasy that reads like realism. Here is a world with the same solidity and four-dimensional authority as our own, created with invention, clarity and intelligence.' - Philip Pullman

ISBN: 9781743316580
ISBN-10: 1743316585
Audience: General
For Ages: 12+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 1st September 2014
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8
Edition Number: 2

Garth Nix

About the Author

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 and Abhorsen; 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). Garth’s next book, Clariel, is a prequel to the Old Kingdom trilogy, to be released in October 2014.

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 40 languages.

He lives in a Sydney beach suburb with his wife and two children. 

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