Abhorsen Classic Edition (Old Kingdom #3) (Paperback)

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Abhorsen Classic Edition (Old Kingdom #3) (Paperback)

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This is book number 3 in the Old Kingdom series.

What began with Sabriel 25 years ago comes to an unforgettable conclusion to the Old Kingdom Trilogy in Abhosren by master of fantasy and globally bestselling Garth Nix, now available in a special anniversary edition with original art by Leo and Diane Dillon.

The last hope for the living.

The Abhorsen Sabriel and King Touchstone are missing, leaving only Lirael—newly come into her inheritance as the Abhorsen-in-Waiting—to stop the Destroyer. If Orannis’s unspeakable powers are unleashed, it will mean the end of all Life. With only a vision from the Clayr to guide her and the help of her companions—Sam, the Disreputable Dog, and Mogget—Lirael must search in both Life and Death for some means to defeat the evil destructor . . . before it is too late.

“Nix brings his trilogy to a literally earth-shattering conclusion. Action explodes from the very first pages. Breathtaking, bittersweet, and utterly unforgettable.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“This title has a cinematic sweep; the tense, climactic confrontation pulls from the very beginning into a tightly constructed, satisfying conclusion.”  —BCCB

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.

“Breathtaking, bittersweet, and utterly unforgettable.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


Publishers Weekly (starred review)


— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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)

“By turns rousing, charming and slyly funny, Sabriel is an engaging tale that slays sexual stereotypes along with its monsters.”
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 LIRAEL: “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)