Goldenhand Coming in October!

Book 5 of The Old Kingdom

Lirael is no longer a shy Second Assistant Librarian – she’s now the Abhorsen-in-Waiting, with a new hand, one of gilded steel and Charter Magic.

When she discovers Nicholas Sayre lying unconscious, she uses her powers to save him. But the attack has left Nicholas tainted with Free Magic, so together they embark on a dangerous journey to seek help at Lirael’s childhood home, the Clayr’s Glacier. 

Goldenhand Goldenhand

“Goldenhand reaffirms why Nix is a master of the genre: his exquisitely detailed world-building is unparalleled, and his characters are so tremendously alive and compelling that I’m convinced there’s Charter Magic in every word.”

– SARAH J. MAAS, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series

“There is no joy like returning to the Old Kingdom … Goldenhand delivers the bleak, beautiful magic only Garth Nix can create – impeccable in its details,harrowing in its action.”

– LEIGH BARDUGO, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Six of Crows

“Packed with the excitement and passion of a storytelling virtuoso at the height of his abilities.”

– BRANDON SANDERSON, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Stormlight Archive and Reckoners series

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GOLDENHAND Australian edition
Here's the Australian edition of #GOLDENHAND, with cover illustrations by Sebastian Ciaffaglione. Equally as lovely as the US and UK editions but in a different way. No spot varnished Charter marks, but the title type is embossed, and there is a spine illustration (a Barking Owl, or perhaps someone wearing a Charter skin of an owl) and a back cover illustration of something *very* nasty. Soon the books will spring upon unsuspecting readers in the wild. Next week in Australia and October 4th in US/Canada and UK! Come and see me on tour, get books signed (see my FB note for list of events).
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Carly ShortIf I ask really nicely, can I please have a copy now? 😂3   ·  4 days ago

Natasha DentonNext week?! WOOHOO!!!4 days ago

Natasha DentonStill would have like the charter mark version though 😔4 days ago

Charlene Siddall-FinnKind of reminds me of the Abhorsen's house xx4 days ago

Pól Mac DonnchaFor some reason the release date is coming up as the 20th of October in Ireland when I look it up. Is this correct?4 days ago

Cherokee DorseyI love that they put what she makes her owl to look like!! That's her CharterSkin3 days ago

Jessica BroadbentI just love Sebastian Ciaffaglione's illustrations! So looking forward to reading this book, it's on my birthday present list!3 days ago

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6 days ago

Here's the lovely UK edition, showing off more spot-varnished Charter marks, with the central mark having a kind of varnished nimbus, and it's embossed as well. The mark, by the way, is one of binding (I suspect that is an Author-Dad joke, perhaps the worst possible combination).
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Kelly TseOmg it is absolutely gorgeous!!! <31   ·  6 days ago

Mhairi StorrarBeautiful!6 days ago

Terri Lee RoperOmg LOVE!!!!! This xx6 days ago

Trudy L StullI can't remember the last time I was this excited for a book release!! 💚💚💚💚1   ·  6 days ago

Jonathan StrahanDang. That might be the prettiest one!1   ·  6 days ago

Amy NewrickOMG OMG sooo pretty. Shiny shiny.6 days ago

Danica RobertsThat is stunning *drools*6 days ago

Leah ChettleYES PLEASE UK EDITION!6 days ago

Matthew LongI have my preorder placed on Amazon and Clariel on the way. I fell in love with Sabriel in junior high and have been an avid reader all these years. I think I've read the first three at least seven or eight times now and they never get old. You really are a great author Mr. Nix and I can't wait to see what becomes my beloved Abhorsen.1   ·  6 days ago

Natalie CoombsDo you have a dictionary of Charter marks and what they mean?3   ·  6 days ago

Hudson CleytonSou um grande fã de As Chaves do Reino! :)6 days ago

Mel E Mel CrossShiny.......👀6 days ago

Karolinde Birdwell WilsonSo sweet!6 days ago

Kathleen Blaine Stebbinsit's soooooo pretty <36 days ago

Noemi LynchHaha binding spell on a book haha6 days ago

David FrancisCan't wait to get my hands on a copy :)6 days ago

Laura MaeThis one is lovely!!6 days ago

Lillian LovelockEleanor Lovelock1   ·  5 days ago

Carol BlackMe looking at this...3   ·  5 days ago

Jess RobertsSteven, Nancy 😘😍1   ·  5 days ago

Brit TaylorNova Zi I'm in love!1   ·  5 days ago

Nancy SelfridgeDropping birthday/Christmas hints Jess Roberts? Xxx1   ·  5 days ago

Marie LittletonJordan Bovett birthday prezzies.... :)5 days ago

Katarzyna WeynaJerzy Jurgiel1   ·  5 days ago

Jaymie GemmellSheila Mead xmas pressie??????5 days ago

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6 days ago

Goldenhand (US edition)
Showcasing the spot varnished Charter marks and "dusty gold" foil title (hand lettered by David Coulson) on the cover of the US edition of GOLDENHAND, illustrated by Larry Rostant. On a windy day in my back garden, I didn't realise the chimes there would most appropriately back this short video with the sound of bells ...
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Ashley Barfield*grabby hands*6 days ago

Rose DallasMan, why is the UK version plain black? This is prettier :(2   ·  6 days ago

Cherokee DorseyAwesome!!6 days ago

Kyla-Maree RushArthur Lachlan so pretty!! <3 <36 days ago

Sarah HorsmanIs there any way of getting this edition in the UK?6 days ago

Becci Tarrantmy charter mark :)1   ·  6 days ago

Elizabeth Ann Grosscant wait to get my copy6 days ago

Samantha WarnkeLove this cover. Very excited here in the U.S.!!6 days ago

Shelley ProtteI seriously wish my trip was 2 weeks later than it is. Then it would be out in the USA and I could buy it while I'm at the bookstore I'm planning to go to anyway. (To buy a book for a guy who can't read. I'm teaching him). It's hard for me to get the book in Japan (home) with no Japanese credit card and expensive as hell to have it shipped. Ugh.6 days ago

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Kristi GabrielOmg I could cry its perfect1   ·  6 days ago

Lindsey Brooke SpitzleyKip Andrews6 days ago

Karishma RamlakhanGwendolynn de Groote6 days ago

Clare BradleyCan't wait for mine to arrive! 😁6 days ago

Ymeen Ansarilovely6 days ago

Monique Jade MillsJamie 😍1   ·  6 days ago

Tony LittleHey Garth, seriously dude, when's the films coming?!?! Would love to see ancelstierre come to life!2   ·  6 days ago

Stephanie DurhamSo excited!!!!6 days ago

Mj HillShut up and take my money.6 days ago

Misty CooperI am so very excited to get my hands on that beauty.6 days ago

Kodi ConnellAimee Spiteri1   ·  5 days ago

David Burgesswhy no spot uv charter marks on aus copy? was sad i couldn't have a hand in making the aus edition come to life5 days ago

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6 days ago

The UK editions of #GOLDENHAND arrived today and look absolutely splendid. So now I have all three beautiful editions to hug and smell the fresh ink and paper and wonder how in hell these lovely things are the end product (with considerable work from others) of me scribbling away. Only a few weeks until they spring out into the wild, hopefully to be pursued and caught by readers! Here they are, left to right, UK, Australian and US editions.
EDIT: And only two weeks or so till they're out in the wild! End-September in Australia and October 4th in US and UK
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Terri Lee RoperCan't wait 😁😁😁😁 xxx6 days ago

Keita-Eiri UesugiNew book smell... best thing ever.6 days ago

Kirsty HughdieCan not wait!! X6 days ago

Kate Starr! Caitlin Cronin, HannahCleaveley know my pain... we just need to get the UK editions for matchy matchy6 days ago

Natasha DentonCan't WAIT to get my copy when it hits bookstores!!6 days ago

Kial SmithOh it came out today no wonder we couldn't find it 😂 Kieren Louis Thomas6 days ago

Hanadi NasserThe UK editions are fabulous!6 days ago

Francis StuhlmüllerAlready pre-ordered. ❤ and hopefully I'll get a chance to read the books before the book arrives6 days ago

Peter Smith#fanboysqueal6 days ago

Felicity HorganI have two different sorts of covers, but I tell myself the text is what counts 😂2   ·  6 days ago

Andrew RossI'm probably going to order from UK or US because that Australian cover is horrible.1   ·  6 days ago

Emma OsborneCan't wait to get my hands on a copy! :D1   ·  6 days ago

Desiree GutierrezCan't wait till I can get a copy.6 days ago

Scott BothamI love the first one! Are they all coming to the UK?!6 days ago

Katrina BrownNathan... Think I need this..6 days ago

Jodie AttwoodI can't stop being stupid excited. My friends keep telling me to chill 😂😂😂😂6 days ago

Marie JohnsonAlice 😀1   ·  6 days ago

Stephanie BurgisI can't wait to read this!6 days ago

Alice ДовгийBook lust!6 days ago

Alex NewsomeI might have to reread them to even remember everything lol seems like it has been so long. Dx6 days ago

Daniel TurnerThat awkward moment when Australia sold the what is now the US version a few years back of the first three, and I can't bring myself to order the Australian one because it messes with my bookcase.2   ·  6 days ago

Thomas HagueToo excited!!! Thank you!!6 days ago

Josefina Gasparooooooo can't wait for them to arrive in HK! <36 days ago

Rebecca-Saphira BlackI'm so excited!6 days ago

Ruth KeysExcellent... 😀6 days ago

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