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Lirael Classic Edition (Old Kingdom #2)

Garth Nix

Paperback

List Price: 12.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (4/30/2002)
Paperback (6/3/2014)
Prebound (4/30/2002)
Hardcover (4/10/2001)
Audio Cassette (5/14/2002)

Description

Return to the world of Sabriel for its 25th anniversary with this special edition of the second book of the Old Kingdom series, Lirael, from master of fantasy and globally bestselling author Garth Nix with original cover artwork by Leo and Diane Dillon.

A spellbinding tale of discovery, destiny, and danger in the sequel to Sabriel.

Lirael has never felt like a true daughter of the Clayr. Now, two years past the time when she should have received the Sight that is the Clayr’s birthright, she feels alone, abandoned, unsure of who she is. Nevertheless, the fate of the Old Kingdom lies in her hands. With only her faithful companion, the Disreputable Dog, Lirael must undertake a desperate mission against the growing shadow of an ancient evil.

Dive into a tale of dark magic and destiny.

“Riveting. Readers who like their fantasy intense in action, magisterial in scope, and apocalyptic in consequences will revel in every word.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Haunting and unusual, exhaustively and f lawlessly conceived. A must-read for fans of the first book, Lirael will also fascinate readers new to the series.” —SLJ



Praise For Lirael Classic Edition (Old Kingdom #2)

“Riveting.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Superb characterization."
— Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)


Publishers Weekly

“The action charges along at a gallop--a page turner for sure.”
— ALA Booklist (starred review)

Praise for SABRIEL: “Rich, complex, involving, hard to put down, excellent high fantasy.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Nix has created an ingenious, icy world. The action charges along at a gallop. A page-turner for sure.”
— ALA Booklist (starred review)


San Francisco Chronicle


— Philip Pullman

“A wonderful new fantasy filled with rich and complex imagery.”
— Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

“Nix’s monsters are scary and repulsive, his sense of humor is downright sneaky, and he puts his heroine through engrossing physical and emotional wringers. This book is guaranteed to keep readers up way past their bedtimes.”
— School Library Journal

“A compelling fantasy. The story is remarkable for the level of originality and leaves readers to explore for themselves.”
— Horn Book Magazine

Praise for ABHORSEN: “Breathtaking, bittersweet, and utterly unforgettable.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


Publishers Weekly (starred review)


— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“More than three hundred pages of breathless chases, near escapes, and intense confrontations. Nix’s intricately imagined fantasy world is peopled by complex players worthy of both their dramatic backdrops and their moral dilemmas.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

HarperCollins, 9780063086814, 512pp.

Publication Date: August 3, 2021



About the Author

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.