Newt's Emerald (Hardcover)

By Garth Nix

Katherine Tegen Books, 9780062360045, 304pp.

Publication Date: October 13, 2015

List Price: 18.99*
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Inspired by the works of Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen, Garth Nix's Newt's Emerald is a Regency romance with a fantasy twist. New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger calls it "charming; quite, quite charming." 

After Lady Truthful's magical Newington Emerald is stolen from her she devises a simple plan: go to London to recover the missing jewel. She quickly learns, however, that a woman cannot wander the city streets alone without damaging her reputation, and she disguises herself as a mustache-wearing man. During Truthful's dangerous journey she discovers a crook, an unsuspecting ally, and an evil sorceress—but will she find the Emerald?

About the Author

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 part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve. Garth's books include the award-winning fantasy novels Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen; Clariel, a prequel in the Abhorsen series; the cult favorite teen science fiction novel Shade's Children; and his critically acclaimed collection of short stories, To Hold the Bridge. His fantasy novels for younger readers include The Ragwitch, the six books of the Seventh Tower sequence, the Keys to the Kingdom series, and A Confusion of Princes. 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 in forty languages. He lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and two children.

Praise For Newt's Emerald

“A surprise from Garth Nix: A Regency romance with magic. Charming; quite, quite charming.”
— Gail Carriger, New York Times bestselling author of the Parasol Protectorate and the Finishing School series

“Part comedy of manners, part fantasy adventure, this lighthearted romp is ridiculous fun.”
— Booklist (starred review)

“A delightful romp with dastardly plots and romantic confusions that would do Jane Austen proud. Fans of the author and of fantasy or Regency romance will enjoy this tale immensely.
— School Library Journal

— Kirkus Reviews

“This romance should please the author’s regular readers and Georgette Heyer fans alike.”
— Publishers Weekly

“Austen fans will be drawn to the familiar era and strong, stubborn heroine, and the touch of magic. ”
— Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

“It’s clear that this was as much a pleasure for Nix to write as it is for readers to read, and there’s reveling in arcane language that will delight wannabe Austen-esque teens. Hand this to fans of period Masterpiece Theater sagas and Burgis’ Kat, Incorrigible.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books