To Hold the Bridge

A Short Fiction Collection coming in June

With the novella To Hold the Bridge, Garth Nix continues to explore the magical world of the Old Kingdom series. 

Also included in this remarkable collection are eighteen short stories that showcase Nix’s versatility, as he adds a fantastical twist on an array of genres including science fiction, paranormal, realistic fiction, mystery, and adventure.

“Nix’s collection of richly imagined short fiction is a feast for speculative fiction fans of all ages.”

— Booklist (starred review)

Newt's Emerald

A Regency romance with a fantasy twist...

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?

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Natasha DentonYAAAAAS!1   ·  3 days ago

Kelli HodgeHarlod A NEW OLD KINGDOM BOOK!!!!3 days ago

Bryar AndersonEmily Sloan1   ·  3 days ago

Joe HanmerAlex Cambolvitch oh dayummmmmm1   ·  3 days ago

Allison Crawford FordhamKate Cummings a 5th book!1   ·  3 days ago

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Jordan DawickAhhh! Best news ever!3 days ago

Jeremy Seaton"Sayre"? My guess or something to do with Nicholas or his future child?5   ·  3 days ago

Paul ThorpeAwesome! Thank you I can't wait!!! Favorite author of all time here!3 days ago

Amanda HatfieldSo excited!!!!3 days ago

Tish PattersonStephanie Williams Jamie Strickland Katie Harris Ward2   ·  3 days ago

Robert PalfreyScott J P Betts!!!!1   ·  3 days ago

Simone K. BakerSara Snelson3 days ago

Catherine TalbotSo excited! Thank you Mr. Nix!3 days ago

Adam PetersonSteven Stone weren't you and I fans of sabriel?1   ·  3 days ago

Carolyn Mullermy guess is Toriel, about Touchstone or a descendant named for him, before he took his foolish and kingly moniker, of course :)6   ·  3 days ago

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Clementine DeEllenDeez Nix5   ·  3 days ago

Keith Paul PaulCindy Scott Turner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1   ·  3 days ago

Kelly TseOmg yay!!! Such exciting news!!! :D3 days ago

Brandon Lee PorterAwesome!! Perhaps another Shade's Children in the works, also?1   ·  3 days ago

Jamie Mcdermondi can only assume the title is SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY18   ·  3 days ago

Tom AnthonyI can't wait I love the old kingdom books!!! They can't be published quick enough!!!3 days ago

Edward NelsonNica Fusco3 days ago

Kitkumi MaxwellThis is such exciting news! I'll need to be looking in to a new bookshelf soon lol. And as for a guess at the title.... hm... Terciel?3 days ago

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Mike WalterHooray!3 weeks ago

Samantha DarnellYAAAAAY. Can't wait!!3 weeks ago

Chad HarrisYaaaaassss!!!3 weeks ago

Stephanie Seppi RogersJust sang the song of sheer excitement!!!3 weeks ago

Haley LyonsYes! So excited!3 weeks ago

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Alexander BarrattMy eyes are ready!3 weeks ago

Sammy HowardAhhhhhhh! This is so exciting. Time to start the reread!!!!3 weeks ago

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Amy Sawyer-MarrelliWoot! No time for editing3 weeks ago

Emily BereiterWhat??? That's so awesome! (and congrats on finishing!)3 weeks ago

Mischa CousinsOoooohhhhhhhh :-)3 weeks ago

Claire Louise AmorI bet that felt good Garth. Well done!3 weeks ago

Peter Bummer KosloskiEeeeeeeee 🍃🐛3 weeks ago

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2 months ago

I used the random number generator at this time, rather than my old D&D dice as a bit pressed for time. Also, I'm giving away 16 copies (with three signed bookplates each) rather than 12 copies as I found 4 more. Plus one person will also get VCB FIRST READER (original version, not the later Text Publishing edition). The recipients are:

Geof Sage
Hannah A . Stanley
Robin Riedstra
Ollie Denning
Joe Mills
Lisa McCarron
Nikolas Lane Gilliam
Bethany Mancuso
Kat Gemmill
Dominique Gorman
Beckie Campbell
Aneurin Murray Foster
Holly Klawiter
Vusiswa Prisca Diamini
Trish Henry
Ellie Twigg (who also gets VCB First Reader)

If you are on this list please send me a FB message and an email to with a postal address where you want your little book and signed bookplates to go.

I haven't sent individual messages this time, because I am flat out working on a book. So recipients on the list above please message/email me. I'll chase up later if I don't hear from you. At this stage, unfortunately I won't be sending them out until after Christmas (which will also be after book manuscript delivery when I will have a little time again).

Now I just need to find some copies of VERY CLEVER BABY'S BEN*HUR, the second book. I know there are some in a box in my storage unit somewhere . . .
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Krystalese EdwardsLucky! Congrats to the winners!2 months ago

Brittany BotherasCongratulations all! You lucky things!!!2 months ago

Alice ДовгийYou lucky swines, so jealous! Congratulations :)2 months ago

Tan TrappittCongratulations to all the winners.2 months ago

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Claire AldenhuysenCongratulations everybody! :)2 months ago

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