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. 

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“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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First up in the UK, Forbidden Planet London this Thursday at 5:30pm (not 6:00pm) then I will sprint down Shaftesbury Avenue screaming "Author Event Emergency, get out of the way" to join a brilliant mega-author panel at Waterstones Piccadilly at 7:30pm. Then lots more things, as per this photo. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hayley Louise CorbettWill you be coming to southampton UK this year? X1   ·  4 days ago

Megan ShawI'm super sad that Manchester is sold out on Waterstones website. :( left it too late4 days ago

Ben BaileyI'd love to see you in the South West of the UK one time. Plymouth has many Old Kingdom fans, I've pushed the series onto pretty much everyone I know.4 days ago

Bruce McInnesWe'll miss you in Cardiff. Next time hopefully!1   ·  4 days ago

Rosalia O'ReillyWill you have time to sign books at your talks? We are coming to see you in Nottingham, can't wait!1   ·  4 days ago

Elizabeth DeussYes, liverpool! At last.4 days ago

Zoe PaskinsFrancis Lyon4 days ago

Amy NewrickCant wait to see you in Brighton :D4 days ago

Anthony John BoydSee you on Sunday!4 days ago

Carly McNamaraI am so sad I'll be in Glasgow when you're in London, and London when you're in Glasgow and Edinburgh!4 days ago

Eva Louise StrandmoseCan't wait!4 days ago

Cherie O'HaraI'm sorry that I won't be able to make it to any of these, it would be great to thank you in person since I've enjoyed your books so much. 🙂4 days ago

Vicci SkinnerCan't wait to see you and the other authors Thursday!4 days ago

Luigina CiolfiSee you in Manchester!4 days ago

Angharad HavelandWales always misses out :( especially up north4 days ago

Patrick DobbinWill you be traveling over the Irish sea this year at all Garth?4 days ago

Lauren BurnsideAww no Waterstones Above Bar this time?4 days ago

Rhodri James GillhamAngharad Brewer Gillham4 days ago

Ymeen AnsariCan't wait!!4 days ago

Kai SeemayerAre you coming to Germany as well, by any chance?4 days ago

Chloe ThompsonI'm super excited for the Glasgow event! I think my coworkers will find me unbearable that day...4 days ago

Ian Jeepers GallieCan't wait to see you in Newcastle! At the signing, is it only goldenhand you'd sign? Or will you sign any of your books?1   ·  3 days ago

Catherine MaryYES! I missed you a couple of years ago due to exams but yay I actually am free for this! So excited 😁😁3 days ago

Michael AntonioHoly shitttttttttt3 days ago

Paola Galelli McCollumSo excited - meeting you for first time tonight at Waterstones event! Yay finally get was free to attend one!1   ·  1 day ago

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4 days ago

Thank you everyone who came to my events in the USA over the last two weeks, and to all the booksellers and organisers. It's been great! Off to London, UK this afternoon to do it all again :-) ... See MoreSee Less

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Amy LynnI wish I could have!! Pregnancy impaired traveling. Rest assured, though. Baby will be raised reading your books!1   ·  4 days ago

Emily BereiterI wish you could've made it to NerdCon: Stories in Minneapolis this past weekend. You and your books would've fit right in! (Lots of fantasy/sci-fi/YA authors)1   ·  4 days ago

Suzanne JohnsonWhen are you coming out with Golden Hand in Audiobook in the U.S.?4 days ago

Scott BothamCome to Southampton "cough cough" I finished Goldenhand on Sunday and I wept! Please can you write a prologue! I want to know what happens after! And more mogget!!!4 days ago

Laura MaeIt was amazing to meet you!! Absolutely the best time I've had in a while!4 days ago

Margaret RosewitzThank you for coming to the US, it was great to finally be able to attend one of your events!4 days ago

Laura Braunerissed seeing you this time round but next time (fingers crossed)! :)4 days ago

Kelly BondWill you be posting where abouts you will be so we can come shake your hand!?4 days ago

Mhairi StorrarSee you in Glasgow!1   ·  4 days ago

David FrancisSee you next Thursday in Bath :)4 days ago

Amanda ChristensenSeattle was too far for me, maybe someday you'll get to see the great Powell's Bookstore.1   ·  4 days ago

Peter W DaveyWelcome back to your spiritual home (Hadrians Wall). Look forward to seeing you again at Seven Stories4 days ago

Tina MeadThank you so much for visiting Seattle! It was such a treat to meet you and hang out with other fans of the Old Kingdom. Hope there will someday be a NEXT TIME! :D1   ·  4 days ago

Emily LorchWhere are you going to be in London?!!4 days ago

Matthew JonesNo chance of you visiting Manchester? :)4 days ago

Stepheney StuderLast night was awesome! Thank you so much for the opportunity to say hello!1   ·  4 days ago

Allyson BrittoWe'll miss you :-)4 days ago

Patrick DobbinVery sad to read you won't be making it to Ireland this year, I will endeavour to go to Glasgow though!4 days ago

Kathryn BernardAlways a delight to have you in SF!1   ·  4 days ago

Meredith MayesCome back soon!4 days ago

Casandra SowashWas wonderful meeting you in San Francisco!4 days ago

Jezzi ReynoldsHopefully next time you can visit the other university in WA ?Unfortunately Seattle's a bit far when you have a test that day... If its near Western Washington University I could definitely go though :D4 days ago

Simon CartwrightWill you be coming to NZ at any stage?4 days ago

Lauren Adele TaylorJim Rotheram I need to meet this man!!!! 😩😩😩😩3 days ago

Jemma J L RaceNext year, come visit Carlisle and 'bookends'. They've got a lovely 'cake and ales' cafe. I'm sure a book signing would be fab in their Victorian garden x3 days ago

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Thank you all very much for buying GOLDENHAND, putting the series back in the New York Times Children's/YA Series Bestseller List at #6. Now, just convince all your friends, family and chance acquaintances to read all the Old Kingdom books too! ... See MoreSee Less

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Felicity Horganhave read it three times and recommended widely. I could read it again - but, oh, wait, that wouldn't boost sales! :)1   ·  1 week ago

Taryn ChristineFinally bought my copy on Friday, finished it on Monday (read slow, didn't want to miss anything).....I need more!1   ·  1 week ago

Phil BroadbentCongrats Garth! Well deserved2   ·  1 week ago

Moira NolanJust finished it 20 minutes ago. Thank you for writing it!!!1   ·  1 week ago

Luke Visocnikit was on sale when it came out so of course i bought it, was cheaper now than it would ever be in Australia bought it yesterday and am halfway through already, and that is with me wasting my time not reading and doing other things as well, its gooooood though it was in the young adults section and i dont know about that, the old kingdom books are darker and better written than a lot of books in the normal fantasy section1 week ago

Paul SmithOld Kingdom > Harry Potter1   ·  1 week ago

Stephanie LarsonA couple weekends ago my friend was looking for something to read so I let her borrow Sabriel. Hopefully she likes it and can borrow the rest from me too and eventually get them herself!1 week ago

Chris ReynoldsIt's been so long that my wife and I bought the whole series to listen to on audible before we get into Goldenhand!1   ·  1 week ago

Joseph HIdalgoplease let hollywood make your abhorsen trilogy, into movies....1 week ago

Laura BraunerRecommend it whenever the topic of books, reading, fantasy, etc. arise!1   ·  1 week ago

Keanu L. JonesAssuming this a ranking list id say this an achievement given the competition. Harry potter has movies and another coming out. Maze runner has recent movies. Same with miss peregrin. Diary of a wimpy kid is charming AND movies. Sooo not bad.1 week ago

Lyssa Ulery12 and up? I'm 24 and still read these1   ·  1 week ago

Elizabeth Pricsilla ArthurusIs Old Kingdom Sabriel, Lirael, etc, or is it a different series?1 week ago

Jean FfrenchI love this series.1 week ago

Nyra DrakaeWonderful!!1 week ago

Mrbel MtyaBought mine two days ago!!! Halfway through taking my time to absorb all its glory!!1 week ago

Emma TaylorLove the old kingdom books. First read Lirael when I was 11 and scared the crap out of myself.1   ·  1 week ago

Alexandro ChavezChildren? I'm 32.2   ·  1 week ago

Cherokee DorseyI'm so sad I'm almost done with it about to read it now!!!1 week ago

Cherokee DorseyU love these books ever so much!1 week ago

Alex!!!1 week ago

Morgan Hardy BellCongrats! A fabulous result! :)1 week ago

Em LovellMine is on its way ^^1 week ago

Melodie McGrathnearly at the end of the book,1 week ago

Sarina Rachelle PasagI remember reading these books for the first time in middle school. I passed over Sabriel because I didn't think it was long enough and went straight to Lirael. All three books were read by the end of that week and are re-read every year along with the new additions. Thank you for creating such an amazing world4   ·  1 week ago

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