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Angel Mage (Hardback)

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Hardback 560 Pages / Published: 17/10/2019
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More than a century has passed since Liliath crept into the empty sarcophagus of Saint Marguerite, fleeing the Fall of Ystara. But she emerges from her magical sleep still beautiful, looking no more than nineteen, and once again renews her single-minded quest to be united with her lover, Palleniel, the archangel of Ystara.

A seemingly impossible quest, but Liliath is one of the greatest practitioners of angelic magic to have ever lived, a genius at making icons to summon angels, and supremely adept in forcing them to do her bidding.
Liliath already knew that most of the inhabitants of Ystara died from the Ash Blood plague or were transformed into beastlings, and she herself led the survivors who fled into neighbouring Sarance. Now she learns that angels shun the Ystaran's descendents. If they are touched by angelic magic, their blood will become ashes, or they will turn into beastlings. They are known as Refusers, and can only live the most lowly lives.

But Liliath cares nothing for the descendants of her people, save how they can serve her. It is four young Sarancians who fix her interest, for they are the key to her quest: Simeon, a studious doctor-in-training; Henri, a dedicated fortune hunter; Agnez, an adventurous musketeer cadet; and Dorotea, an icon-maker and scholar of angelic magic.

The four feel a strange, immediate kinship from the moment they meet, but do not know why, or suspect their importance. Only Liliath knows their secret, and she draws them in to her complex plot, just as she manipulates Queen Louisa and her musketeers; King Ferdinand and his guards; Cardinal Duplessis and her pursuivants; and the Refuser Night King Biscaray and his criminal gangs.
All become pawns in Liliath's grand scheme to fulfill her destiny and be united with the love of her life. No matter the cost to everyone else.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781473227712
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 820 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 48 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Garth Nix sets the standard for Fantasy * Leigh Bardugo *
A swashbuckling adventure . . . and the most original magic I've seen in years * Joe Abercrombie *
Garth Nix is one of the best world-builders in fantasy. * BRANDON SANDERSON *
An exciting adventure full of intrigue and action while portraying women in power in a refreshingly casual way. * KIRKUS REVIEW *
Vivid characters, who jump off the pages. Each of the young people has his or her own interesting back stories, and their growing relationships, as they try to figure out just how they are connected, steals the show. But there are plenty of embellishments that enhance the more personal aspects of the story: scary beastlings, brutal battles, and the harnessed power of angelic magic . . . and kudos to fantasy stalwart Nix for a story with gender and racial equality, a fact that is shown but not discussed, because it shouldn't have to be. * Booklist *
A unique magical system based on angel summoning and icons, deft characterization and an affectionate rendering of Dumas's style will delight fans of swashbuckling romance * Publishers Weekly *
Angel Mage is wholly entertaining and likely to stay with readers for quite a while after they've finished. And it is simply wonderful to see so many bad-ass intelligent, talented, magical women prop up the world and threaten to take it down. * SHELF AWARENESS *
Signing - Garth Nix

Signing - Garth Nix

Birmingham
Monday 14th October 12:30

Meet the globally bestselling fantasy author Garth Nix as he signs copies of his latest book Angel Mage. There is no need to book for this event, but please arrive early to avoid missing out. You must buy a copy of Angel Mage to join the signing queue.

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An Evening with Garth Nix & Alexandra Christo

An Evening with Garth Nix & Alexandra Christo

Nottingham
Monday 14th October 18:30

A fantasy event for all fans of other worlds! Best-selling author Garth Nix ('Sabriel') will be in store to discuss his brand new book, 'Angel Mage', Alexandra Christo ('Into The Crooked Place'). What with the authors' conversation, audience Q&A and book signing, this promises to be a truly epic, magical evening.

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Meet Garth Nix

Meet Garth Nix

Leeds
Tuesday 15th October 12:30 - 13:30

Waterstones Leeds are thrilled to welcome Garth Nix to their store 12:30pm – 1:30pm on Tuesday 15th October to celebrate the release of his first adult fantasy novel, ANGEL MAGE. Come along for your chance to meet Garth and get your book personalised. This is an unticketed event, Garth will great the queue on a first come, first serve basis and stay for approximately one hour. If you are unable to make the event but would like to reserve a signed copy please speak to the bookstore directly.

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