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Abhorsen

Garth Nix
"The third incredible instalment of Garth Nix's bestselling OLD KINGDOM series"

The third incredible installment of Garth Nix's bestselling OLD KINGDOM fantasy series, perfect for readers of Philip Pullman

Besieged on all sides, Lirael, Sameth and the Disreputable Dog are in for the fight of their lives. Chlorr of the Mask, under the control of the enormously powerful Necromancer Hedge, is determined to free Orannis the Destroyer – the greatest and most powerful Free Magic creature in the history of the Old Kingdom.

Only Lirael, newly come into her inheritance as the Abhorsen-in-Waiting, and only just beginning to understand her powers as a Remembrancer, has any chance of stopping the Destroyer – although she has no idea how. To make matters worse, Sameth's best friend, Nick, seems to be helping the Destroyer, and there has been no word from the Abhorsen Sabriel or King Touchstone for days.

With only a vision from the Clayr to guide her, and the rather mixed help of her companions, Lirael must search in both Life and Death for some means to defeat the Destroyer. The Old Kingdom – and the world – is depending on her…

Praise for Garth Nix:
'Sabriel is a winner . . . a world with the same solidity and four-dimensional authority as our own, created with invention, clarity and intelligence' Philip Pullman, author of the His Dark Materials series

'One of the best worldbuilders in fantasy . . . I love the Old Kingdom series' Brandon Sanderson

'There is no joy like returning to the Old Kingdom . . . Nix sets the standard for fantasy' Leigh Bardugo

'One of the greatest living fantasy writers . . . I will never get enough of the Old Kingdom' Sarah J. Maas

Bonus Content:
This ebook is packed with bonus content like Garth's A to Z of his author influences and, for devices that support audio, 8 clips of an exclusive interview with Garth.

Publication Date: 05/06/2014
EBook: 9781471404023

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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 Old Kingdom fantasy novels Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen and, most recently, the prequel Clariel. He has also written the science fiction novels Shade's Children and A Confusion of Princes. His fantasy novels for children include The Ragwitch; the six books of The Seventh Tower sequence; The Keys to the Kingdom series; and with Sean Williams, the Troubletwisters books and Spirit Animals: Blood Ties.

More than five million copies of Garth's 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 Sydney, Australia. Follow Garth on twitter at @garthnix or at www.garthnix.com