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)

Happy 20th, Sabriel

SABRIEL was published for the first time in Australia on May 11th 1995. This May 11th celebrate the 20th Anniversary of SABRIEL with a re-read, and share your  thoughts, memories, cosplay and creations inspired by the book online, using the hashtag #SabrielDay.

Visit Garth’s Facebook page for details of a special #SabrielDay give away.

Original 1995 Australian edition cover, art by Gregory Rogers

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TO HOLD THE BRIDGE is out in June. It's my 30th book, I think. Contains the novella "To Hold the Bridge" set in the Old Kingdom, and 19 other stories, including "You Won't Feel A Thing" set in the world of SHADE'S CHILDREN, and "Master Haddad's Holiday" in the world of A CONFUSION OF PRINCES. Here is my assistant Sam helping showcase the different editions, UK, US and Australian (L-R). Oh, the UK paperback of CLARIEL is also out in June. So English/Irish/Scottish/Welsh persons, please go forth and purchase that as well :-) ... See MoreSee Less

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Cat BobeldykJames Skedarman Bobeldyk!1 week ago

Mara Rovinthe old kingdom and shade's children?! yeeessssssss. I haven't read a confusion of princes yet. anything from the seventh tower?2   ·  1 week ago

Jamie LegaspiWHAT. Is it in America, too?!1   ·  1 week ago

Jennifer ArthurMy husband lovingly pre-ordered me a copy as soon as that was an option! Only book I do not own, until the next release!1 week ago

Kyla-Maree DillonLachlan Rush That hard cover <31 week ago

Mara Rovinthey own it?! when did that happen! i haven't been keeping up so well on things since high school :(1 week ago

Morgan Paige AllainOh gosh. OH GOSH. So excited!1 week ago

An ItaAlexis Lilly I want to scream, I'm so excited 😁😁😁😁1 week ago

Aleta BoddyYES!!! Thank you oh thank you for writing this. I'm so excited to read it.1   ·  1 week ago

Spencer ZigzagZig CroftJorden Fleming1 week ago

Allison Butterball FlettI'm so excited that I get to visit Shades Children world again! It's been awhile! 😊1   ·  1 week ago

Adrianna GriffithChantal De Silva Liesel De Silva1 week ago

Melissa Lauexcited for the Shade's Children story! been a fan of Sabriel forever, TOTALLY forgot that you were also the author of Shade's Children until now, but it was one of the YA books i really remembered.1 week ago

Kim MartinOmg yaaaaassss1 week ago

Jeniffer SeeKelley Colleen!!1 week ago

Jennifer Garnet FiloShade's children was so good loved that world. Gotta get this book!1   ·  1 week ago

Alec GatesShade's Children and the Old Kingdom are the only ones I've read. I really hope To Hold The Bridge is what I think it is.. :P1 week ago

Andrea CharltonExcellent news, I can't wait!1 week ago

Brandon NemethThat dog's charisma is stealing the show.1 week ago

Dani KingHad me at Old Kingdom but SHADE"S CHILDREN JUST MADE IT EVEN BETTER1 week ago

Belinda ChonJust one more month1 week ago

Rosie Salinas ChaidezLooks just like Caesar1 week ago

Natalie BliesenerCelebrating my birthday today, and this is the perfect gift!!! Thanks!1 week ago

Cat WatkinsI need a new set of Kingdom books for my school library (when my September budget kicks in) any idea if there will be a set for sale or if I have to get individually? Will also add this to my list. :)1 week ago

John T. SummersJoseph Cologero you still need to yummy down on the no-no parts of Clariel though! Get on that!1 week ago

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If anybody knows Sheila Sine, please ask her to check her "Other" inbox on Facebook, as she is the only one of the four #SabrielDay giveaway recipients who hasn't got back to me yet. ... See MoreSee Less

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Jill BusbySheila Sine4   ·  1 week ago

Eve CloseI'd be delighted to be a back up winner :) Though I'm sure everyone else would too!11   ·  1 week ago

Ricardo De RobinaYup, that's me1   ·  1 week ago

Kathleen Blaine StebbinsI can be uh *cough* sheila.... :)1   ·  1 week ago

Heather Renee SeachordWish I could help, sorry1   ·  1 week ago

Stephanie SmithI'm Sheila, and so's my wife!2   ·  1 week ago

Linda Toeringsheila.... ihm... i can be her.. no problem 😁7 days ago

Sheila SineHey, sorry it took me so long to reply I haven't been on facebook much lately. Okay, for whatever reason, it looks like I never received the message on my page. I'm sorry for the confusion. Please message me here.1   ·  5 days ago

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The D&D dice have been rolled, messages have been sent (check your "Other" inbox). The recipients of the great #SabrielDay giveaway are:

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Laya Mutton-Rogers
Tina Lam
Sheila Sine
Daniel Bradley

And the bonus of a potential author visit from me to a bookstore nearby, goes to Sheila Sine. Who appears to be in Alaska . . . hopefully I'll be able to make that work sometime!
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Grace Dower JonesWell done guys. Congrats!2 weeks ago

Ian Michael Johncockwell done guys....thats an awesome gift! not Jealous at all haha3   ·  2 weeks ago

Jasmine Renee RossI'm so jealous! Congrats guys!2 weeks ago

Katy Rose KenazCongrats everyone :)2 weeks ago

Amy Louise BrennanCongrats!2 weeks ago

Steve AstillCongratulations!2 weeks ago

Alice ДовгийCongratulations! Very jealous!1   ·  2 weeks ago

Janju LeeCongratulations! Any chance you'll be in Brisbane this year?2 weeks ago

Terri Lee RoseAwwwwwwww so sad :( xxx but congratulations to the winners xx1   ·  2 weeks ago

Sabrina Haynes🎇🎆🎉🎊2 weeks ago

Laya Mutton-Rogersooooh my gosh????? I'm so excited this is amazing thank you14   ·  2 weeks ago

Megan HarrellCongratulations to everyone!!2 weeks ago

Taryn StanleyCongrats everyone2 weeks ago

Jo LavenderFabulous x well done all x thank you Garth, for giving us a chance to win x I love your D&D dice method of picking a winner x1   ·  2 weeks ago

Shannon MorelloCongratulations guys!2 weeks ago

Heather Renee SeachordCongratulations2 weeks ago

Simon GibbsDammit! ^_^ Congratulations guys! Especially Sheila, Mr Nix seems to be a genuinely wonderful person in the flesh.3   ·  2 weeks ago

Valerie ArmentroutCongratulations2 weeks ago

Melina LunnonCongratulations :-D2 weeks ago

Stephanie BedwellI'm not Shiela, but I AM in Alaska..... Please please please come to AK!1   ·  2 weeks ago

Lindsay CyphreExcited for everyone!! Thanks again, Garth.2 weeks ago

Michele SmithSo very upset that I did not get the memo about Sabriel Day !!! Congrats to the winners2 weeks ago

Tina LamOH SHI- I never win these random draw things! Thank you thank you thank you!1   ·  2 weeks ago

Amanda SchulzCongrats!! : )2 weeks ago

Sarah Allison Leigh Monstvil-HulacI'm so happy the girl from Alaska won! I hope you are able to come to Alaska and visit us!2   ·  2 weeks ago

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There are 83 pages of comments in my #SabrielDay giveaway, about 640 all together, including some I've brought over from my personal profile. So I will be rolling my percentile dice four times to find four pages, and will then count the entries on the page and roll the appropriate dice to get one person from each of those pages. Once I have four recipients, I'll roll a 4-sided dice to see who gets the additional "I'll visit your closest bookshop if I can" bonus. ... See MoreSee Less

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Dayanara RyelleWowsers.2 weeks ago

Jennifer CartwrightGood luck to all who are waitng with crossed fingers! I'd really love to be able to buy some of the bell charms for my best friend (who introduced me to Sabriel many years ago), as well as one for myself. Any update on the next casting would be most gratefully received!6   ·  2 weeks ago

Jezzi Reynoldscan we still enter?!?2 weeks ago

Shannon MorelloOh goodness! That is a lot of entries! You seem to have a good system set up, though!2 weeks ago

Stephen AlffThat's great that so many people took part! :D But it's also a lot of work going through all of those! :O2 weeks ago

Stephanie BedwellChoose me D&D dice!2 weeks ago

Michele Whittenburg CatesSo excited!2 weeks ago

Victoria ChangHow do we enter?!?!?!?! *So Excited!*2 weeks ago

Emily CheethamWow 640 entries. Shows real dedication and support.2 weeks ago

Kyndra MaryeCommence obsessively checking this page for the announcement. Good luck to everyone!4   ·  2 weeks ago

Terri Lee RoseOh my so excited best news I woke up to this morning cxx good luck and fingers crossed xxxx2 weeks ago

J.r. BarkerGood luck everyone! I'll be obsessively checking this page all day with Kyndra. If anyone figures out a way to bribe lady luck let me know2 weeks ago

Jo LavenderI'd open a bookshop in our village primary school x it would be amazing to inspire a whole village of 5-11yr olds x Maybe you could invite children to write a short story (1 page only). Parents then take a photo and share them on your page - the single winner earns a school visit....2 weeks ago

Heather Renee SeachordGood luck everyone, fingers crossed2 weeks ago

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