Garth Nix is a New York Times bestselling novelist and has been a full-time writer since 2001, but has also 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 many books include the Old Kingdom fantasy series, beginning with Sabriel and continuing to Goldenhand; the sci-fi novels Shade's Children and A Confusion of Princes; the Regency romance with magic Newt's Emerald; and novels for children including The Ragwitch, the Seventh Tower series, the Keys to the Kingdom series, and Frogkisser!, which is now in development as a feature film with Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios. Garth has written numerous short stories, some of which are collected in Across the Wall and To Hold the Bridge. He has also cowritten several children's book series with Sean Williams, including TroubleTwisters and Have Sword, Will Travel. More than six million copies of his books have been sold around the world and his work has been translated into forty-two languages. You can find him online at www.garthnix.com.
"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. I congratulate Garth Nix. And I look forward to
reading his next piece of work."--Philip Pullman
This sixth book in the Old Kingdom series chronicles how Sabriel's parents met. Terciel is likable and his struggles as Abhorsen-in-Waiting are sympathetic, but it's endearing, charismatic Elinor who steals the show in this character-driven story. In this book, Nix offers fans of the Old Kingdom a gift in the book's return to the feel of the original trilogy; readers will be glad he chose the path that led to this story. Enjoyable, engaging, and well written.--Kirkus Reviews
"Nix has created an ingenious, icy world. The action charges along at a gallop. A page-turner for sure."--ALA Booklist (starred review)
"The action charges along at a gallop--a page turner for sure."--ALA Booklist (starred review)
At once an allegory regarding war and peace and a testament to friendship, this is a thought-provoking fantasy."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Praise for ABHORSEN: "Breathtaking, bittersweet, and utterly unforgettable."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Praise for LIRAEL: "Riveting."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Praise for SABRIEL: "Rich, complex, involving, hard to put down, excellent high fantasy."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)