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is loose in the city, her parents want to marry her off to a killer, and there is a plot brewing against the old and withdrawn King Orrikan.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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1 week ago

Twenty Years After: SABRIEL was launched at the Mortuary Station in Sydney on May 11 1995. I think this May 11 should be #SabrielDay ... See MoreSee Less

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Anna LodwickI'll certainly wear my bell charm necklace in celebration of #SabrielDay I'm not sure my pure white guidedog will go for wearing a red collar in tribute to a certain white cat though.2   ·  1 week ago

Mike HackettAny news on movies?7   ·  1 week ago

Beverley HumphreyTis my daughter Carrie 's birthday but sure she would be happy to share with Sabriel!1 week ago

Joy ChenMay 11 is my brother's birthday but #SabrielDay is way more important, obviously :D1   ·  1 week ago

Louise GilmoreMatt Sloanx1   ·  1 week ago

Matt SloanI'll be celebrating, Louise Gilmore! :)1   ·  1 week ago

Shane WatkinStill a great book1 week ago

Damian WhyteWhy have we not had a movie yet?3   ·  1 week ago

Joanne PepperIt's clearly timeless because I had no idea it had been around for 20 years! X1 week ago

Ruby KrussA game changer book in my life! Amazing!2   ·  1 week ago

Melissa DevlinYES! #SabrielDay let the bells ring!1   ·  1 week ago

Lucia Akane DarazovaHear hear! <31 week ago

Bryar AndersonI just lent this book to a friend because of this status. I just loved (and continue to love) this book and I wanted to share it with her. Thank you for writing it. For proving men and women think alike.1 week ago

Rachael CohenI love the book!1 week ago

Shaina PhillipsTotally on board for a Sabriel Day :D1 week ago

Jessica TindallI remember the launch well! We should do a reprise party!!! Congrats on the 20th anniversary uncle Garth!1 week ago

Jono WadeBest book1 week ago

Ish Sharpe-FeinHow about a movie or TV series1 week ago

Lucy Jane Percival10 days after I was born X'D yet still made it into my collection 14 years later and remained a solid favourite ever since <31 week ago

Sascha O'TooleLeonie Bluett twenty years!! 😮1   ·  1 week ago

Sascha O'TooleLoved it by the way 😄 one of my favourite books.2   ·  1 week ago

Tiannah YoungStephanie Young1 week ago

Bryony HannahMost definitely!1 week ago

Jason FischerI'm still a little mad at a friend of mine who completely DESTROYED my copy of Across the Wall. Nic Williams!!! Only just forgiven.1 week ago

Linzi EllisWhat a coincidence that I just started rereading this today!1 week ago

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3 weeks ago

Advance Reading Copies of the US edition of NEWT'S EMERALD have arrived and look very handsome. Book is out in October from HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books in the USA, Allen & Unwin in Australia/NZ. UK remains uncertain for the moment. I'll have a giveaway with an ARC or two soon, along with some other things. After Easter probably. ... See MoreSee Less

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Alexandra Seoli hear this is different from your previous ya works. does this mean you are done with old kingdom? T,.T......3 weeks ago

Elizabeth Ann GrossI'm coming for you baby.3 weeks ago

Jo Brewer<3 Me? Can I have one in Canada?3 weeks ago

Joanne HarrisonI have the Old Kingdom series as hard copy, ebooks, and audible. Can read or listen to them anytime! Looking forward to this new book.3 weeks ago

Shelley BedfordLooking good garth, could u give us a quick synopsis?3 weeks ago

Clare BradleyOh come on UK!😱3   ·  3 weeks ago

Maria McCookNakoa Major, I wonder what this is about...1   ·  3 weeks ago

Vincent RipleyBack cover of NEWT'S EMERALD bound proof with blurb for @Enchantedbooks to read   ·  3 weeks ago

Lesley M BurgoyneWait, what?! I read this over a year ago on the kindle :/ What's goin on? Is it an extended version?3 weeks ago

Megan CoenRead the ebook, can't wait for the us hard copy!3 weeks ago

Garth NixLesley M Burgoyne It's the same, with a very few minor differences. I self-published it first, then later did a deal with HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen in USA and Allen & Unwin in Aust/NZ and they will publish print editions as well as new ebook in October. UK pub deal pending.4   ·  3 weeks ago

Jean FfrenchI have this on Kindle, and loved it. Hope you do more Regency novels Garth!3 weeks ago

Ian Michael JohncockCan't wait to add it to my collection but I'm in UK . I'm a massive fan of your work1   ·  3 weeks ago

Susan Ealeylooking forward to it already3 weeks ago

Jemma HillOoh, hope you do get a UK publisher sorted! Of course, failing that I will probably just ship in a copy instead!3 weeks ago

Betsy HathawayI don't care that I already bought the Kindle edition. (and loved it big time) I MUST have this!3 weeks ago

Megan GallagherLoved Newt's Emerald on Kindle! More Regency please. Still love all your fantasy & sci fi, too.3 weeks ago

Patricia FosterIt's on my reading list now! Can't wait (but must.) :(3 weeks ago

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1 month ago

You can buy tickets to my event next Saturday at the Newcastle Writers festival here
I'll have some things to give away at the end of the session, a couple of bell charms, a few US or UK hardcovers of CLARIEL, an ARC of TO HOLD THE BRIDGE . . .
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Ron NeilsonNooooooooo! Absolutely gutted! You'll be talking in Newcastle and I'll miss it as I'm stuck at work all day :(4 weeks ago

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