The Sinister Booksellers of Bath
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The Sinister Booksellers of Bath

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There is often trouble of a mythical sort in Bath. The booksellers who police the Old World keep a careful watch there, particularly on the entity who inhabits the ancient hot spring. Yet this time it is not from Sulis Minerva that trouble starts. It comes from the discovery of a sorcerous map, leading left-handed bookseller Merlin into great danger. A desperate rescue is attempted by his sister the right-handed bookseller Vivien and their friend, art student Susan Arkshaw, who is still struggling to deal with her own recently discovered magical heritage.

The map takes the trio to a place separated from this world, maintained by deadly sorcery performed by an Ancient Sovereign and guarded by monstrous living statues of Purbeck marble. But this is only the beginning, as the booksellers investigate centuries of disappearances and deaths and try to unravel the secrets of the murderous Lady of Stone, a serial killer of awesome powers.

If they do not stop her, she will soon kill again. And this time, her target is not an ordinary mortal.

A wintry return to the somewhat alternate 1980s England of The Left-Handed Booksellers of London.
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Garth Nix is one of the best world-builders in fantasy. (BRANDON SANDERSON)
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Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 156 x 240mm
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1399606301
  • 9781399606301

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Readers will beg for more adventures in this London.
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Readers will beg for more adventures in this London. * Kirkus * [The Left-Handed Booksellers of London] is sure to be enjoyed by readers of any age with a craving for fast-paced, page-turning fantasy[...]A madcap chase that is sure to win Nix new fans. * The Guardian *
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About Garth Nix

Garth Richard Nix is an Australian writer who specialises in children's and young adult fantasy novels, notably the Old Kingdom, Seventh Tower and Keys to the Kingdom series. Before becoming a fantasy writer, he worked his way through the publishing industry, as a bookseller, sales rep, publicist, editor and then literary agent. He is a multiple bestselling author, and winner - twice - of the Aurealis Award.
He lives in Sydney, Australia.

Learn more by visiting www.garthnix.com or by following @garthnix.
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