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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Charlene Siddall-FinnGlad it's getting some actual press, I couldn't find it anywhere in Manchester, had to resort to Amazon!!1   ·  2 weeks ago

Samantha WarnkeCongrats Mr Nix!! That's wonderful! 😁1 week ago

Sam AndrewJess Ogilvy1 week ago

Lauren GoddardPaul Marsden1   ·  1 week ago

Sonja VPWell done!!!!! This is brilliant!1 week ago

Sophia BauerCongratulations! I just finished it and it was amazing. I love all of your old kingdom books and just have To Hold the Bridge left to read.1 week ago

Lara BlackWow, that's amazing. Congratulations. This series is by far my favorite, even to this day. I adore the adventure I go on while reading your books. I'm glad to hear of your accomplishment on this book.1   ·  1 week ago

Tara Blackwell BozarthYou don't really need to read Clariel.1 week ago

Marita TownsGreat review, shame about the typo... "Clay's Glacier"1 week ago

Andrew RossPacing problems though! I seriously thought it was leading up into a new trilogy and then it just ended!1 week ago

Zachary GagneTwenty one years later and still producing non repetitive books for this series. Still hasn't lost its charm even after so many re reads.1 week ago

Jenny SchwarzCongratulations :)1 week ago

Louise TreleavenJauntiness deserved!1 week ago

Daniel ThompsonI read golden hand and while I liked the story I have one disappointment not only in this book but a resounding trait in many new books. Why must the author pander to today's culture? The original trilogy did not pander as far as I could but then there was times in golden hand among other books where the author went out of their way to pander to certain groups. What happened to just writing a story and staying out of current culture? After all the culture is like a leaf, carried at the slightest breeze where books can be timeless.1 week ago

Megan GallagherI read Goldenhand as soon as it was released. Then I re-read all the Old Kingdom books and novellas in order of the action. Loved them all over again!1 week ago

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The lovely (almost final) British cover of FROGKISSER! I am happy to be told by early readers that is an antidote or pick-me-up for our current troubled times. Out Feb 2017. ... See MoreSee Less

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Tony RobertsI'll take one of those wherever i can get it...1   ·  3 weeks ago

Francis StuhlmüllerThat's a really beautiful cover!3 weeks ago

Heather LakeGarth, you are always a breath of fresh air, so it's only reasonable your books are too.3 weeks ago

Orla CarronAisling Kitteringham I'm actually very excited for this 🐸1   ·  3 weeks ago

Angharad HavelandI want it so bad3 weeks ago

Nicola WhittingtonChris Whittington3 weeks ago

Emily Joy Grace ThomsonDoes the 'H' in Holly need capitalised to match the rest of her name? I'm assuming this is why it's an almost final cover! :)3 weeks ago

Abby AnderbardMy two favorite authors names are on the same cover... *freaks.OUT.*3 weeks ago

Emily SmithJade Reay 😁😁1   ·  3 weeks ago

Nicola GreenCan't wait! Got mine on preorder already.3 weeks ago

Becca RyanMike not long to wait!!1   ·  3 weeks ago

Lesley LindsayIt's beautiful but I love the little frogs (and the golden frog) on the US cover! Might have to use up a large chunk of luggage space on it....3 weeks ago

Allie Dee PeeSass Morris1   ·  3 weeks ago

Sharon Hasanlooking forward to February.............3 weeks ago

Leah MooreI work at at bookstore in the US and was so excited to be sent an advanced copy - I was partway through when I lost on a train! :( Hope the person who took it enjoys it as much as I was...!!2 weeks ago

Sabrina-Marie FisherSusan-Rae Bell oooh- just our thing!!1   ·  2 weeks ago

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