Lirael - The Old Kingdom (Paperback)Garth Nix (author)
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When the future is unclear, who holds the key to destiny? Sequel to the spellbinding, award-winning fantasy adventure, SABRIEL.
Lirael has never felt like a true daughter of the Clayr. Abandoned by her mother and ignorant of her father's identity, Lirael resembles no one else in her large, extended family living in the Clayr's Glacier. She doesn't even have the Sight - the ability to See into the present and possible futures - that is the very birthright of the Clayr.
Nonetheless, it is Lirael in whose hands the fate of the Old Kingdom lies. she must undertake a desperate mission under the growing shadow of an ancient evil - one that opposes the Royal Family, blocks the Sight of the Clayr, and threatens to break the very boundary between Life and Death itself. With only her faithful companion, the Disreputable Dog, to help her, Lirael must find the courage to seek her own hidden destiny.
Garth Nix draws readers deeper into the magical landscape of the Old Kingdom and weaves a spellbinding tale of discovery, destiny and danger.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 370 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 35 mm
"Lirael has taken this series into breathtaking, lyrical, fantasy status (and I hear that Abhorsen... is simply stunning)." The Bookseller
"I was spellbound from page one... Nix's writing is masterful. Ithink we are seeing the emergence of a writing talent who will be here for many years to come and whose books will be read for a long time after." Mrs Mad's Book-a-Rama
"Readers who like their fantasy intense in action, magisterial in scope and apocalyptic in consequences will revel in every word." Kirkus starred review
"What makes LIRAEL a delight is the magic that Nix brings to his story and to his characters. It is filled with twists and turns, playful inventiveness and dark magic, and is sure to satisfy his many readers." Locus
Praise for Sabriel...
"Sabriel is a winner, a fantasy that reads like realism. I congratulate Garth Nix." Philip Pullman
"Fast pace, drama, vivid descriptions, excitement and humour... What more could you want?" The Guardian
"Every publisher thinks they have the next great children's fantasy writer. Harper Collins know they have." Nick Holt, AML
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“A great sequel”
Once again Garth Nix writes a stupendous novel of fantasy and dark magic. This time the book is written from the perspective of Lirael who readers will quickly find out has more connections to the Abhorsen Sabriel... More
This is my favourite of Garth Nix's trilogy.It is well written and stimulates the imagination making you want to read fster so that you can find out what happens next.I truly did love this book and i think the... More
“Nix is a gift to readers.”
After loving Sabriel, I was a little disappointed to read the blurb on Lirael and find that the story had taken a turn to a whole new set of characters. Oh, silly me. The series just keeps getting better and better..... More
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