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Goldenhand : The latest thrilling adventure in the internationally bestselling fantasy series

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The hugely anticipated return to Garth Nix's New York Times bestselling Old Kingdom series.

Lirael is no longer a shy Second Assistant Librarian. She is the Abhorsen-in-Waiting, with dead creatures to battle and Free Magic entities to bind. She's also a Remembrancer, and wielder of the Dark Mirror.

When Lirael finds Nicholas Sayre lying unconscious after being attacked by a hideous Free Magic creature, she uses her powers to save him. But Nicholas is deeply tainted with Free magic and Lirael must seek help for him at her childhood home, the Clayr's Glacier.

But even as she returns to the Clayr, a messenger is trying to reach Lirael with a dire warning from her long-dead mother, Arielle, about the Witch with No Face. But who is the Witch, and what is she planning?

Once more a great danger threatens the Old Kingdom, and it must be forestalled not only in the living world, but also in the cold, remorseless river of Death.


Praise for Garth Nix:

'Sabriel is a winner . . . a world with the same solidity and four-dimensional authority as our own, created with invention, clarity and intelligence'
Philip Pullman, author of the His Dark Materials series

'One of the best worldbuilders in fantasy . . . I love the Old Kingdom series'
Brandon Sanderson

'There is no joy like returning to the Old Kingdom . . . Nix sets the standard for fantasy'
Leigh Bardugo

'One of the greatest living fantasy writers . . . I will never get enough of the Old Kingdom'
Sarah J. Maas
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 24mm | 315g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1471404463
  • 9781471404467
  • 12,441

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Nix's signature talent is in full effect, creating strong female characters, lucid descriptions, and an absorbing plot (...) A masterfully spun tale well worth the yearslong wait * Kirkus Reviews * Fans will be happy to know that this is by far the stand-out in the series * i Newspaper *
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About Garth Nix

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 as a part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve. Garth's books include the award-winning Old Kingdom fantasy novels Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen, and Clariel, and most recently, Goldenhand. He has also written the science fiction novels Shade's Children and A Confusion of Princes. His fantasy novels for children include The Ragwitch; the six books of The Seventh Tower sequence; The Keys to the Kingdom series; and with Sean Williams, the Troubletwisters books and Spirit Animals: Blood Ties.

More than five million copies of Garth's books have been sold around the world, his books have appeared on the bestseller lists of the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and the Guardian, and his work has been translated into 40 languages. He lives in Sydney, Australia. Follow Garth on twitter at @garthnix or at www.garthnix.com
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