Clariel The Lost Abhorsen, Book 4 of The Old Kingdom

Clariel is the daughter of one of the most notable families in the Old Kingdom, with blood relations to the Abhorsen and, most important, to the King. She dreams of living a simple life but discovers this is hard to achieve when a dangerous Free Magic creature is loose in the city, her parents want to marry her off to a killer, and there is a plot brewing against the old and withdrawn King Orrikan.

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“Between striking characters . . . and Nix’s brilliantly complex magic system, this superb tale is exactly the book fans of the series have been awaiting.”

~ PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review

“A thunderstorm of a tale, bitter and brutal but dazzling in its ferocity.”


“Fans will treasure this long-awaited opportunity to return to a much-loved world, built with as much originality and richness as ever.”


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Great news: learned that the Old Kingdom books will appear at #8 on the New York Times Children's/YA Series bestseller list on 2 Nov.
A very busy, but good day. Had wonderful audiences at both the University Bookstore and then in Bellingham for Village Books at the Whatcom Middle School Auditorium; and dropped into B&N Northgate and Third Place books for stock signings. Thank you to everyone at all these stores and to everyone who came along to the events.
Tomorrow I fly to San Francisco, first up there an evening event at Kepler's with the inimitable Michael Grant.
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Jessi MagrawWhat! I didn't know you were in WA. I am so sad I missed you :( please comeback soon!1   ·  1 day ago

Elfie NelsonI cannot wait to meet you in person tomorrow! It will be a sixteen-year-old dream come true!1 day ago

Jonathan A. DorbandMan, it would've been awesome if you came to East side Washington. All your events were along the coast. :| I look forward to meeting you someday. You've been a great inspiration to my own writing. :)1 day ago

Jennifer ArthurSomeday, someday.... Congratulations on the best seller list!!! You're certainly one of my favorite authors!1 day ago

Lizzie SchleuningWhere can we see a list of your upcoming promotional stops? I would love to attend but I'd need to plan to travel23 hours ago

Laura BraunerWhat a delight it was to have you here in Bellingham! Looking forward to more Old Kingdom stories. :)1   ·  23 hours ago

Laura BraunerOh, and as you saw, the rain kept the dead away ;)1   ·  23 hours ago

Alex LittleMORE!!!!!!!!!18 hours ago

Laura Mathews Bregler Hineswell deserved!!!!!!!!! congrats!!!12 hours ago

Megan CoenMeeting you at Kepler's was amazing! Thank you for signing all those books and listening to the story about my 11 year old self making Shade's Children into a screenplay. I dearly hope that does happen someday. Preferably not written by an 11 year old. :)7 hours ago

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