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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Emily JackeHooray!!!!7 hours ago

Jen SuchilOmg!!7 hours ago

Jennifer PeaseAlysha come visit me and we'll go!7 hours ago

Kathryn BernardYay!7 hours ago

Sally LakePerth? (noting that WA is the Australian equivalent of across the wall)7 hours ago

Holly EhbrechtCome to Bristol (uk)!!!!!7 hours ago

Alexx DarkStarYou Know, a trip to Ohio has never hurt anyone!2   ·  7 hours ago

Mrbel MtyaAwwwwwwwww so close yet so far 😭💔💔6 hours ago

Katie HoskinsI wish you would visit DC!3 hours ago

Amanda HoldawayI'm sad your stop in Denver is for teens only... Maybe I could borrow one for the day!!2 hours ago

Steph 'Miracles' CoathupeVic Cooper - UK details soon....!?!??!!!!! Eeek!!1   ·  54 minutes ago

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2 days ago

A sneak peek at the new extended map of the Old Kingdom, beautifully drawn by Mike Schley from a rough sketch of mine. The ominous shadow is only in the photo! #GOLDENHAND ... See MoreSee Less

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Ailu HanadaMy god 😍😍😍😍😍😍 Unfortunantely this kind of things or even the books,are not able to argentinian's shops2 days ago

Felipe Moretti RodriguesYou are awesome, Mr. Nix! Keep up the good work!1   ·  2 days ago

Lauren ProckterLooks amazing! 😍2 days ago

Alex MatthewsI always wondered how far up the great rift was. Hmm, wonder what's on the other side? Brilliant stuff!2 days ago

Zoë DinningAnthony Smith it's huge. 😮2 days ago

Pippa GatesRebecca More map detail!!1   ·  2 days ago

Caroline BeckettThese maps were one of the things that drew me into the Old Kingdom universe in the first place. Each new book, the first thing look at is the map. So beautiful!2   ·  2 days ago

Ken FarrWe're planning our trip to Seattle to meet you. Will there be maps available for purchase, would love to get one signed? My wife and I are both very excited to get this opportunity. She attributes her love of reading to picking up Sabriel when she was 10.2 days ago

Kara MoserErmagod I've been waiting years for this map1   ·  2 days ago

Matt R. GallagherI remember when it only extended as far north as Belisaere. Good stuff.2 days ago

Bryan DowlingRebecca it's so big!1   ·  2 days ago

Helaman MenkMoroni Menk2 days ago

Jeremy SeatonNeed to own this.2 days ago

Ford McDermottCool!2 days ago

Lara BlackWow. Mike Schley did an excellent job. I can't wait for this to come out.2 days ago

Lindsay ConwayOmgggg2 days ago

Molly NaveWill it be in the new book or is it seperate?2 days ago

Kathleen Blaine Stebbinsoh the torture! I'd love to get a print of the map to frame <32 days ago

Sean Lachlan StevensGarth Nix- quick question. What happens if someone tries to go north from Ancelstierre into The Old Kingdom via the ocean? It says no southern passage but what does it MEAN. Does The Wall extend beyond the physical location to block off to the sides, bellow and above?2   ·  2 days ago

Sean BuckleySammy Sedunary I NEED ONE1   ·  2 days ago

Kit NelsonThere's more than one rift???1   ·  2 days ago

Zachary GagneKim Hashway2 days ago

Emily Vancho BannisterI thought the Great Rift was just barely north (practically adjacent) to the Clayr's glacier! I need to reread Lirael and Clariel specifically, I think! (Or was it just Clariel that mentioned the places of the dead in the rift?)1   ·  2 days ago

Sarah HamiltonNot only am I endlessly excited, I am endlessly excited. End. Less. Ly. SO EXCITED!!!!!!!2 days ago

Zara WimperisCan't wait!!!2 days ago

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3 days ago

My October tour for GOLDENHAND is coming together. Not all details in yet, but it is looking like this:


Tuesday, September 27 — Sydney
Kinokuniya, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, September 28 — Melbourne
Readings Hawthorn, 6 p.m.

Thursday, September 29 — Canberra
National Library of Australia, 6 p.m.


Wednesday, October 5 @ 6:30 PM
Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138
**Books sold by Harvard Book Store
Public Event

Thursday, October 6 @ 6:30 PM
Barnes & Noble
300 Neshaminy Mall
Bensalem, PA 19020
Public Event

Saturday, October 8
Panel & Signing TBD

Sunday, October 9 @ 3:00 PM
Books of Wonder
18 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011
**with Lauren Oliver, Kendare Blake, and Victoria Aveyard.
Public Event

Tuesday, October 11 @ 6:30 PM
Parnassus Books
Hillsboro Plaza Shopping Center
3900 Hillsboro Pike #14
Nashville, TN 37215
Public Event

Thursday, October 13 @ 7:00 PM
University Bookstore
4326 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Public Event

Saturday, October 15
Colorado TeenBookCon
**Books sold by Tattered Cover
Panel & Signing TBD
Public Event

UNITED KINGDOM from October 18/19

Details to come soon
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Lesley HallwasJarvisUK?3 days ago

Lesley HallwasJarvisBut you never do Liverpool! X3 days ago

Thea StarlingNot a fan of Brisbane? ) :3 days ago

Aud SimmonsMy favorite authors never come anywhere near me ;_; Granted at least a few are dead but that's hardly an excuse.2   ·  3 days ago

Clara MarieOh my gosh, I will finally get to meet you!!! See you October 9th! I'll be in Brooklyn then interning at BUST magazine!3 days ago

Alison BlakeleyIs there any chance of coming to Brisbane?3 days ago

Emma Emma Bo-bemmaOh boy! Better finish my Lirael cosplay!3 days ago

Claire AldenhuysenOf course, you go to Seattle *after* I graduate from University of Washington. :(1   ·  3 days ago

Scott BothamCome to Southampton. England!3 days ago

Mrbel MtyaSan Diego or LA!!!!! Please!!!!3 days ago

Carey PelcOh darn, I'll be in Sydney two weeks earlier. I'm going to try my best to get to the NYCC one then. I swear I'm going to be able to make one of your signings one of these days.3 days ago

Simon MooreWill you do booksignings at theae locations?3 days ago

Eve CloseReadings in Hawthorn! Yay!1   ·  3 days ago

Dianna BrunetNow I have October 5th on my calendar marked as very important!!3 days ago

ArtificiallyAwake Artno San Diego? Y_Y3 days ago

Kas KozMindy - nowhere near either of us. :(3 days ago

Sophia RowlandHoping you'll consider Los Angeles! Children's Book World perhaps? That's where so many of us discovered you for the first time. Can't wait for Goldenhand!3 days ago

Maria CoatneyWhat about Oregon!? We have Powell's Books... {Wondering if I can afford a random trip to Seattle} ;)2   ·  3 days ago

Pippa GatesWhy not New Zealand one day? We're just across the ditch!3 days ago

Michael FrostI absolutely cannot wait to finally meet you!!! You are by far my favourite author, ever since I first read Sabriel I've made it my goal to read everything you've published =D3 days ago

Tessa SchwindtAsh Bound please3 days ago

Holly Lawsonyay you get to come back to seattle! can't wait!3 days ago

Bryony HannahGeorgie Hulett3 days ago

Brandy CarringtonTeenBookCon is the closet to me, but I'm not a teen. Can I still go?3 days ago

Amanda Christensen*cries* The closest you'll be to me is Seattle -.- And that's 4+ hours out.3 days ago

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Along Hadrian's Wall
All along the wall . . . a Garth's eye view (as it were) walking along Hadrian's Wall last month, when I was at the University of Newcastle conference "Reading the Wall: The Cultural Afterlives of Hadrian's Wall". With thanks to archaeologists Dr Rob Collins and Professor Richard Hingley who guided and informed us as we walked.
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Michael PriceI can see the Old Kingdom from here!6   ·  2 weeks ago

Luke James StephensPossible filming location? 😜2   ·  2 weeks ago

Terri Lee RoperHmmmm a film prospect maybe 😉lol Xxx You know il'd sooooo be auditioning 😂 xxxx1   ·  2 weeks ago

Valkyrie HallCasey2 weeks ago

Margaret OchoaIs this how you envisioned it? I always imagined it tall like... not GoT wall tall but.. middling...2 weeks ago

Amanda Naliaah TorresMeaghan Mercado2 weeks ago

April CereijoOmg I knew it! The Roman wall that separates England from Scotland...2 weeks ago

Sue HolbrookDid I hear a curlew?2 weeks ago

Emma Van LeeuwenLol Emma-Jane Hathaway1   ·  2 weeks ago

Shanti MathiasI've been there!2 weeks ago

Rachael McCormickErinn Lani2 weeks ago

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