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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Ed Frazee Jr.I enjoyed the Keys to the Kingdom series as well as the Sabriel series. I'm looking forward to listening to the Audiobook of Clariel. If you read these posts, is there going to be more after Clariel or does that finish off the Abhorsen series?4 days ago

Kelsey SeneseWhat about any US release dates?4 days ago

Sarah Campbell DilleyHey is To hold the bridge pre or post Sabriel? Really excited :D1   ·  4 days ago

Mara Rovinthey own it?! when did that happen! i haven't been keeping up so well on things since high school :(4 days 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   ·  4 days ago

Jamie LegaspiWHAT. Is it in America, too?!1   ·  4 days ago

Alisa SullivanI know you're not meant to judge a book by its cover but why does Australia get the lame book covers? I have the trilogy boxed set but mismatched cover copies of Across the Wall and Clariel and now this one, the inconsistencies are killing me!3   ·  4 days ago

Hollie McIntyreCannot wait to add this to my shelf!1   ·  4 days ago

Jessica ParkerOMG This is so going to be my birthday present to my self <31   ·  4 days ago

Aleta BoddyYES!!! Thank you oh thank you for writing this. I'm so excited to read it.1   ·  4 days ago

Allison Butterball FlettI'm so excited that I get to visit Shades Children world again! It's been awhile! 😊1   ·  4 days ago

Jennifer Garnet FiloShade's children was so good loved that world. Gotta get this book!1   ·  4 days ago

Karis Woolfy WilsonA Shades Children short story? Heck Yeah!1   ·  4 days ago

Callista JohnI have got to get that :)1   ·  4 days 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.. :P4 days 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!4 days ago

Morgan Paige AllainOh gosh. OH GOSH. So excited!4 days ago

Sarah-Louissr TuckerWill you be did by another shades children novel? I loved the ragwitch too4 days ago

Elizabeth StarlingDid you name your dog after the character, or the character after your dog? :)4 days ago

Jennifer Suzette AndersonI NEED THIS.18 hours ago

Brandon NemethThat dog's charisma is stealing the show.4 days ago

Eli VogelWoohoo! Shade's Children and Confusion of Princes are probably the two worlds I want to see more of most right now. I'm really sad that you haven't played around with sci-fi more, Nix. You're really good at it.4 days ago

Matt R. GallagherDid someone say Shade's Children? :D4 days ago

Rosie Salinas ChaidezLooks just like Caesar4 days ago

Shanice WilmsOmg, when Will they be available in Europe?4 days ago

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5 days ago

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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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   ·  2 days ago

Eve CloseI'd be delighted to be a back up winner :) Though I'm sure everyone else would too!11   ·  5 days ago

Stephanie SmithI'm Sheila, and so's my wife!2   ·  5 days ago

Kathleen Blaine StebbinsI can be uh *cough* sheila.... :)1   ·  5 days ago

Heather Renee SeachordWish I could help, sorry1   ·  5 days ago

Ricardo De RobinaYup, that's me1   ·  5 days ago

Linda Toeringsheila.... ihm... i can be her.. no problem 😁4 days ago

Jill BusbySheila Sine4   ·  5 days ago

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1 week ago

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!1 week ago

Ian Michael Johncockwell done guys....thats an awesome gift! not Jealous at all haha3   ·  1 week ago

Jasmine Renee RossI'm so jealous! Congrats guys!1 week ago

Katy Rose KenazCongrats everyone :)1 week ago

Amy Louise BrennanCongrats!1 week ago

Steve AstillCongratulations!1 week ago

Alice ДовгийCongratulations! Very jealous!1   ·  1 week ago

Janju LeeCongratulations! Any chance you'll be in Brisbane this year?1 week ago

Terri Lee RoseAwwwwwwww so sad :( xxx but congratulations to the winners xx1   ·  1 week ago

Sabrina Haynes🎇🎆🎉🎊1 week ago

Laya Mutton-Rogersooooh my gosh????? I'm so excited this is amazing thank you14   ·  1 week ago

Megan HarrellCongratulations to everyone!!1 week ago

Taryn StanleyCongrats everyone1 week 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   ·  1 week ago

Shannon MorelloCongratulations guys!1 week ago

Heather Renee SeachordCongratulations1 week ago

Simon GibbsDammit! ^_^ Congratulations guys! Especially Sheila, Mr Nix seems to be a genuinely wonderful person in the flesh.3   ·  1 week ago

Valerie ArmentroutCongratulations1 week ago

Melina LunnonCongratulations :-D1 week ago

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

Lindsay CyphreExcited for everyone!! Thanks again, Garth.1 week ago

Michele SmithSo very upset that I did not get the memo about Sabriel Day !!! Congrats to the winners1 week ago

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

Amanda SchulzCongrats!! : )1 week 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   ·  1 week ago

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1 week ago

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.1 week 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   ·  1 week ago

Jezzi Reynoldscan we still enter?!?1 week ago

Shannon MorelloOh goodness! That is a lot of entries! You seem to have a good system set up, though!1 week 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! :O1 week ago

Stephanie BedwellChoose me D&D dice!1 week ago

Michele Whittenburg CatesSo excited!1 week ago

Victoria ChangHow do we enter?!?!?!?! *So Excited!*1 week ago

Emily CheethamWow 640 entries. Shows real dedication and support.1 week ago

Kyndra MaryeCommence obsessively checking this page for the announcement. Good luck to everyone!4   ·  1 week ago

Terri Lee RoseOh my so excited best news I woke up to this morning cxx good luck and fingers crossed xxxx1 week 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 know1 week 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....1 week ago

Heather Renee SeachordGood luck everyone, fingers crossed1 week ago

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