Garth Nix - Author

About the Author

Garth Nix was born in 1963 and grew up in Canberra, Australia. After taking his degree in professional writing from the University of Canberra, he slowly sank into the morass of publishing industry, steadily devolving from sales rep through publicist, until in 1991 he became a senior editor witha major multinational publisher. After a period in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia in 1993, he left publishing to work as a marketing communications consultant. In 1999, he waas lured back to the publishing world to become a part-time literary agent. He now lives in Sydney, five-minute walk from Coogee Beach, with his wife, Anna, and lots of books.

 

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Across The Wall A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories

Across The Wall A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories

Author: Garth Nix Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2018

Must-have short story collection by Garth Nix, containing thirteen stories all introduced by the author himself. ACROSS THE WALL brings together an eclectic mix of Garth Nix's writing spanning several years. The opening story is the 2005 World Book Day novella and Old Kingdom story NICHOLAS SAYRE AND THE CREATURE IN THE CASE, winner of two prestigious Aurealis Awards. The rest of the collection includes two tales inspired by Arthurian legend, a war story, a western, a traditional tale with a twist and a hilarious choose-your-own-adventure spoof. The volume is introduced by the author himself and, even better, so is each story - giving context, anecdotes and a generous dollop of Nix's own wry humour. Plus! A final bonus section of frequently asked questions for which Garth Nix supplies vital answers.

Lord Sunday

Lord Sunday

Author: Garth Nix Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2018

In this seventh and last book of THE KEYS TO THE KINGDOM, the mysteries of the House, the Architect, the Trustees, the Keys and the Will are revealed, and the fate of Arthur, our Earth, and the entire Universe is finally decided. Arthur has wrested the Sixth Key from Superior Saturday, but has fallen from the Incomparable Gardens; fallen not to the Upper House but to somewhere completely unexpected. Alone in enemy territory, as his mind and body are further transformed by the power of the Keys, Arthur must struggle with himself as much as with his many enemies. Meanwhile, Arthur's friend Suzy Blue plots an escape from her prison in Saturday's tower, as battle rages above and below. Saturday's elite force is pressing on into the Incomparable Gardens, while her massed sorcerers fight a desperate rear-guard action against the Piper and his Newnith army. On earth, Leaf has to cope with the aftermath of a nuclear strike. Responsible for all the Sleepers in Friday's private hospital, she needs all the help she can get, particularly as Leaf herself has become a target for intruders from the House. And the tide of Nothing continues to rise, destroying everything in its path . . .

Grim Tuesday

Grim Tuesday

Author: Garth Nix Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2018

Second title in Garth Nix's gripping new fantasy adventure series. Arthur Penhaligon didn't think he would ever have to return to the strange house that nearly killed him on Monday - the house that contains a fantastical and sinister realm inside. But the next day brings new challenges - in the form of an enemy named Grim Tuesday, who threatens the safety of both Arthur's family and his world. Arthur must retrieve the Second Key from Grim Tuesday in order to save everything - an adventure that will force him to steal a Sunship, survive a very weird work camp, befriend a bearlike spirit and fight the void Nithlings. Even after all that, he will still have to venture into the scary Far Reaches for an ultimate showdown.

Abhorsen

Abhorsen

Author: Garth Nix Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/11/2018

The long-buried secrets of the Old Kingdom and the Ninth Gate are revealed in the sequel to Sabriel and Lirael. Orannis, the Destroyer, has been freed from its subterranean prison and now seeks to unleash its terrible powers. Only Lirael, Abhorsen-in-Waiting, has any chance of stopping this enemy of all Life. As she and her companions - Sameth, the Disreputable Dog and Mogget - set out on their fated journey, Lirael has no idea of what lies ahead. Only days earlier, Lirael was merely a Second Assistant Librarian. Now, with only a vision from the Clayr to guide her and without the experience of Abhorsen Sabriel and King Touchstone, she must search both Life and Death for some means to defeat the Destroyer. Before it is too late...

Let Sleeping Dragons Lie: Have Sword, Will Travel 2

Let Sleeping Dragons Lie: Have Sword, Will Travel 2

Author: Garth Nix, Sean Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2018

Brilliantly funny adventure for boys and girls, featuring magic, sword action and knights For fans of Shrek Odo and Eleanor are now officially knights, helped (and sometimes hindered) by their magical but rather difficult to control magical swords. But if they thought life as a knight was going to be easy, they are wrong! Before they know it, their first task is to tackle some ferocious bile wolves! A funny fantasy triumph from Garth Nix and Sean Williams, the perfect sequel to Have Sword, Will Travel.

Have Sword, Will Travel Magic, Dragons and Knights

Have Sword, Will Travel Magic, Dragons and Knights

Author: Garth Nix, Sean Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2018

Brilliantly funny adventure, featuring magic, dragons and knights. For Fans of Shrek. Odo (seventh child of the village miller) and Eleanor (always looking for adventure) stumble upon a sword in a dried-up river outside their village. Eleanor (strong and able) tries to extract the sword but is unable to, and it is Odo who is surprisingly successful. It is even more surprising that the sword,once pulled out, starts to talk. And rather annoying when the talking sword turns out to be rather grumpy, stubborn, and, at times, catastrophically wrong. Odo and Eleanor have unearthed Biter, a famous knightly sword from earlier times. By finding Biter, Odo instantly becomes a knight -- a role he is exquisitely unsuited for. Eleanor, however, is desperate to become and would be the perfect knight -- but she's not the one with the sword. Finding Biter is only the start - reluctant knight, reluctant squire, and determined sword must go on a quest to save their kingdom from threats in both human and dragon form, in this new very funny fantasy triumph from Garth Nix and Sean Williams.

Have Sword, Will Travel

Have Sword, Will Travel

Author: Garth Nix, Sean Williams Format: eBook Release Date: 31/10/2017

It is strange enough that Odo and Eleanor have stumbled upon a sword in a dried-up river outside their village. It is even stranger that Odo is able to remove it from where it's buried. And it's REMARKABLY strange when the sword starts to talk.Odo and Eleanor have unearthed Biter, a famous fighter from earlier times. By finding Biter, Odo instantly becomes a knight -- a role he is exquisitely unsuited for. Eleanor, however, would make a PERFECT knight -- but she's not the one with the sword.Finding Biter is only the start -- boy, girl, and sword must soon go on a quest to save their kingdom from threats in both human and dragon form, in this new fantasy triumph from Garth Nix and Sean Williams.

Frogkisser! A Magical Romp of a Fairytale

Frogkisser! A Magical Romp of a Fairytale

Author: Garth Nix Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2017

'Wise and wondrous' - Holly Black Garth Nix is on hilarious form as he spins his very own fairy tale, featuring Princess Anya, who, with her loyal dog, must embark on a terribly important (capital Q) Quest to acquire the ingredients for a reversal lip balm, the vital item needed to change a frog back to a prince . . . oh, and save her kingdom from her villainous step(step)father. Winner of the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature, 2018 A brilliantly funny take on fairytales and quests for younger readers. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Georgia; color: #232323; -webkit-text-stroke: #232323} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}

Lirael

Lirael

Author: Garth Nix Format: eBook Release Date: 16/06/2017

Liraehl' nikogda ne chuvstvovala sebya istinnoj Docher'yu Klehjr. V rannem detstve pokinutaya mater'yu, nichego ne vedayushchaya o svoem otce, ona ne znaet inoj rodni, krome zhivushchih na lednike providic Klehjr. S trepetom i nadezhdoj devushka zhdet probuzhdeniya u sebya dara Prozreniya, prisushchego vsem Klejram, kotoryj pozvolit ej videt' varianty budushchego. No ehtoj nadezhde ne suzhdeno sbyt'sya. Gryadushchee sokryto ot nee i Liraehl' vynuzhdena predprinyat' otchayannoe puteshestvie pod rastushchej ten'yu drevnego zla, grozyashchego razorvat' granicu mezhdu zhizn'yu i smert'yu. Na ehtom puti ee soprovozhdaet dovol'no nelepoe sushchestvo v oblike sobaki, podzhidayut strannye vstrechi i vnezapnye otkrytiya, sredi kotoryh - sobstvennoe prednaznachenie. Vtoroj roman znamenitoj trilogii Garta Niksa o mire, razdelennom Stenoj i soedinennom rekoj Smerti. V novom i polnom perevode!

Goldenhand The latest thrilling adventure in the internationally bestselling fantasy series

Goldenhand The latest thrilling adventure in the internationally bestselling fantasy series

Author: Garth Nix Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2017

The hugely anticipated return to Garth Nix's New York Times bestselling Old Kingdom series. Lirael is no longer a shy Second Assistant Librarian. She is the Abhorsen-in-Waiting, with dead creatures to battle and Free Magic entities to bind. She's also a Remembrancer, and wielder of the Dark Mirror. When Lirael finds Nicholas Sayre lying unconscious after being attacked by a hideous Free Magic creature, she uses her powers to save him. But Nicholas is deeply tainted with Free magic and Lirael must seek help for him at her childhood home, the Clayr's Glacier. But even as she returns to the Clayr, a messenger is trying to reach Lirael with a dire warning from her long-dead mother, Arielle, about the Witch with No Face. But who is the Witch, and what is she planning? Once more a great danger threatens the Old Kingdom, and it must be forestalled not only in the living world, but also in the cold, remorseless river of Death. Praise for Garth Nix: 'Sabriel is a winner . . . a world with the same solidity and four-dimensional authority as our own, created with invention, clarity and intelligence' Philip Pullman, author of the His Dark Materials series 'One of the best worldbuilders in fantasy . . . I love the Old Kingdom series' Brandon Sanderson 'There is no joy like returning to the Old Kingdom . . . Nix sets the standard for fantasy' Leigh Bardugo 'One of the greatest living fantasy writers . . . I will never get enough of the Old Kingdom' Sarah J. Maas

Goldenhand The latest thrilling adventure in the internationally bestselling fantasy series

Goldenhand The latest thrilling adventure in the internationally bestselling fantasy series

Author: Garth Nix Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2016

Goldenhand is the long-awaited fifth installment of Garth Nix's New York Times bestselling Old Kingdom series Lirael is no longer a shy Second Assistant Librarian. She is the Abhorsen-in-Waiting, with dead creatures to battle and Free Magic entities to bind. She's also a Remembrancer, and wielder of the Dark Mirror. When Lirael finds Nicholas Sayre lying unconscious after being attacked by a hideous Free Magic creature, she uses her powers to save him. But Nicholas is deeply tainted with Free magic and Lirael must seek help for him at her childhood home, the Clayr's Glacier. But even as she returns to the Clayr, a messenger is trying to reach Lirael with a dire warning from her long-dead mother, Arielle, about the Witch with No Face. But who is the Witch, and what is she planning? Once more a great danger threatens the Old Kingdom, and it must be forestalled not only in the living world, but also in the cold, remorseless river of Death.

To Hold The Bridge Tales from the Old Kingdom and Beyond

To Hold The Bridge Tales from the Old Kingdom and Beyond

Author: Garth Nix Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

A masterful short story collection including a rarely seen OLD KINGDOM novella. Garth Nix proves he is a master of the short story with this intriguing collection of tales. Leading with the novella TO HOLD THE BRIDGE, fans of Garth Nix will be more than satisfied with the richly detailed and thrilling tale of Charter Magic and a deathly duel. Fans new and old will delight in the subsequent tales, including fantasy and science fiction, with witches, vampires, strange worlds and stranger creatures making their appearance.

Old Kingdom Collection

Old Kingdom Collection

Author: Garth Nix Format: eBook Release Date: 14/10/2014

Game of Thrones fans will love the New York Times bestselling Abhorsen series. Sabriel, the first installment in the series, launched critically acclaimed author Garth Nix onto the fantasy scene as a rising star. This collection gathers all four titles in the popular series, including the long-awaited prequel, Clariel.Sabriel: Since childhood, Sabriel has lived outside the walls of the Old Kingdom, away from the power of Free Magic, and away from the Dead who refuse to stay dead. But now her father, the Abhorsen, is missing, and Sabriel must cross into that world to find him. There she confronts an evil that threatens much more than her life and comes face-to-face with her own hidden destiny. . . .Lirael: Lirael has never felt like a true daughter of the Clayr. She doesnt even have the Sightthe ability to see into possible futuresthat is the very birthright of the Clayr. Nevertheless she must undertake a desperate mission under the growing shadow of an ancient evilone that threatens to break the very boundary between Life and Death itself. With only her faithful companion, the Disreputable Dog, to help her, Lirael must find the courage to seek her own hidden destiny.Abhorsen: The Abhorsen Sabriel and King Touchstone are missing, leaving only Liraelnewly come into her inheritance as the Abhorsen-in-Waitingto stop the Destroyer. With only a vision from the Clayr to guide her, Lirael must search in both Life and Death for some means to defeat the evil destructorbefore it is too late. . . .Clariel: 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 creature is loose in the city and there is a plot brewing against the King. When Clariel is drawn into the efforts to find and capture the creature, she finds hidden sorcery within herself, yet it is magic that carries great dangers.

Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case

Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case

Author: Garth Nix Format: eBook Release Date: 25/06/2014

Six months have passed since Lirael and Sameth fought off the Destroyer and saved Nicholas Sayre's life. Still recovering from his horrible ordeal, Nicholas is nonetheless eager to return to the Old Kingdom and his friends. But first he must endure a country house party organised by his powerful uncle, with the wealthy, eccentric Dorrance as the guest of honour. Nick hates the idea, especially since the people there don't believe in magic or necromancy. Even worse, they have a strange creature locked up in a display case.Things take a truly horrific turn when Nick is kidnapped, and his Charter-infused blood is fed to the creature, which promptly goes on a rampage, drinking blood from anyone it encounters to build its strength. With the Abhorsen days away and no way to stop a savage, incredibly strong Free Magic monster, what can Nick do to stop Dorrance and the creature in the case"e;?"e;

Sabriel

Sabriel

Author: Garth Nix Format: eBook Release Date: 05/06/2014

Begin a new adventure: the first thrilling installment of Garth Nix's bestselling OLD KINGDOM fantasy series.Sabriel has spent most of her young life far away from the magical realm of the Old Kingdom, and the Dead that roam it. But all that changes when a creature from across the Wall arrives at her all-girls boarding school. The creature carries a message from her father, the Abhorsen - the magical protector of the realm whose task it is to bind and send back to Death those that won't stay Dead. Since the demise of the Royal Family the Dead have become stronger and more fearless, and now it seems their forces are threatening to overwhelm the Old Kingdom. Sabriel's father has been trapped in Death by a dangerous Free Magic creature. He urges her to return to her homeland, and to discover who or what is behind this uprising. Armed with her father's binding-bells and sword, she soon finds companions in Mogget, an ancient spirit bound into the body of a cat, and Touchstone, a young Charter Mage whom Sabriel frees from a long, magical imprisonment. As the three travel deep into the Old Kingdom, threats mount on all sides. And every step brings them closer to a battle that will pit them against the true forces of life and death - and bring Sabriel face-to-face with her own destiny.With over 1 million Old Kingdom books sold in the UK, this timeless fantasy series is perfect for readers of Philip Pullman.Praise for Garth Nix:'Sabriel is a winner . . . a world with the same solidity and four-dimensional authority as our own, created with invention, clarity and intelligence' Philip Pullman, author of the His Dark Materials series'One of the best worldbuilders in fantasy . . . I love the Old Kingdom series' Brandon Sanderson'There is no joy like returning to the Old Kingdom . . . Nix sets the standard for fantasy' Leigh Bardugo'One of the greatest living fantasy writers . . . I will never get enough of the Old Kingdom' Sarah J. MaasBonus Content:The ebook edition is packed with bonus content like a "e;How I Write"e; essay and, for devices that support audio, 12 clips of an exclusive interview with Garth.

Blood Ties

Blood Ties

Author: Garth Nix, Sean Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2014

The third in the SPIRIT ANIMALS fantasy series about children and their spirit animals fighting to save their kingdom. Four children separated by vast distances all undergo the same ritual, watched by cloaked strangers. Four flashes of light erupt, and from them emerge the unmistakable shapes of incredible beasts - a wolf, a leopard, a panda, a falcon. Suddenly the paths of these children - and the world - have been changed for ever. Part engrossing book series, part action role-playing game - discover your spirit animal and join the adventure.

Spirit Animals, Book 3

Spirit Animals, Book 3

Author: Garth Nix, Sean Williams Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2014

The Conquerors are trying to destroy the the land of Erdas by swallowing whole cities in their rush for power. Ready to fight, Meilin has set off into enemy territory with her spirit animal. Her friends aren't far behind...but they're not the only ones. (Runtime 5 hours, 29 min)

Mystery

Mystery

Author: Garth Nix, Sean Williams Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2013

When an old man in an even older house dies mysteriously, twins Jack and Jaide Shield find themselves drawn into a dangerous treasure hunt in some deep, dark places. Jack and Jaide are troubletwistersgifted with magic and cursed by The Evil, a force that will stop at nothing to destroy their world. The old house holds something very important to The Eviland Jack and Jaide must race to find it, even though they dont know what it looks like or where it is.Jack and Jaide arent the only ones searching for the treasure. And as the mystery gets bigger and bigger, theyre not sure who they can trust. Even friends are beginning to act suspicious. And their father, who should be their strongest ally, is leading them into treacherous territory.At the heart of all magic is mystery, and at the heart of this mystery is nothing less than the key to controlling magic. Its going to take the two troubletwisters to the edge of their Gifts in order to figure this one out.

Monster

Monster

Author: Garth Nix, Sean Williams Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2012

Since moving to the town of Portland, many bizarre things have happened to Jaide and Jack Shield. The twins have discovered their own magical powers and have seen how they can go horribly wrong. They have met cats who talk and humans who keep silent about deep, dark secrets. And they have begun their fight against a deadly force known as The Evil. Still, Jaide and Jack have yet to meet the strangest resident of Portland. Its a creature that comes out only at night, a beast that defies human description. Jaide and Jack have never seen it...but theyre about to. And when they do, destruction and disaster wont be too far away. Magic. Monsters. Terror. TROUBLETWISTERS.

A Confusion of Princes

A Confusion of Princes

Author: Garth Nix Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2012

A major standalone space opera, this is Garth Nix's first novel for older readers since the conclusion of the Old Kingdom trilogy... and it's worth the wait. A grand adventure that spans galaxies and lifetimes, A Confusion of Princes is also a page-turning action adventure. These are the three deaths of Prince Khemri. Told in his own words, we follow him as he trains to become a Prince of the Empire, an enhanced human being, equipped with biological and technological improvements that make him faster, stronger and smarter than any ordinary person. Not to mention the ultimate benefit: should he die, and be deemed worthy, he will be reborn... Which is just as well, because no sooner has Prince Khemri graduated to full Princehood than he learns the terrible truth behind the Empire: there are a million princes, and all of them want each other dead, because there can only be one Emperor...

Troubletwisters

Troubletwisters

Author: Garth Nix, Sean Williams Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2011

Jaide and Jack Shields lives are changing in a very, very strange way. The weather is turning against them. Magical disasters occur when theyre around. And a mysterious explosion has just destroyed their house . . . from the inside. Without knowing why, the twins are stolen away to live with Grandma X a relative theyve never, ever met. At Grandma Xs house, things are even stranger. Weather vanes point in the opposite direction of the wind. Doors appear and disappear. Cats talk. Jaide and Jack Shield dont know the reason behind all this strangeness. They dont know that theyre troubletwisters, and that they must defend the world against a dark, evil force. The time has come for them to discover the truth and the powers that come with the truth. Are they ready?

The Violet Keystone

The Violet Keystone

Author: Garth Nix Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/08/2010

The sixth and final adventure in the thrilling fantasy series from award-winning author Garth Nix. Tal and Milla are only one step away from death, while the evil that has controlled their world for so long is about to triumph. If the Veil is lifted, nothing can save the Dark World. Their one glimmer of hope is to confront the monster Sharrakor and regain the Violet keystone. But first they must climb up to the highest levels and find their way into the Seventh Tower...

Lord Sunday

Lord Sunday

Author: Garth Nix Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2010

On the seventh day, there was a choice.The house is falling apart, and when it is destroyed, all existence will be destroyed with it. Arthur Penhaligon and his friends Leaf and Suzy are caught in the chaos, separated by events but drawn together in their fight to survive. They must use every power at their disposal magical or practical to defeat the enemies attacking them from all sides.For Arthur, the biggest challenge comes from Lord Sunday, the most elusive of the Trustees of the Will. Lord Sunday's magic is unlike any Arthur has encountered before and his secrets have the potential to destroy not only Arthur but also the people he holds most dear. On Monday, Arthur Penhaligon was just an ordinary boy thrust into an extraordinary situation. From Tuesday to Saturday, he emerged as the Rightful Heir to the Architect who created everything within the House. Now, on Sunday, he will face a choice of astonishing proportions the remarkable conclusion to a completely unforeseen adventure.

Into Battle

Into Battle

Author: Garth Nix Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/01/2010

Fifth book of the thrilling fantasy adventure series, THE SEVENTH TOWER, from international bestselling author, Garth Nix. The Dark World is in danger for the Veil is vulnerable and war is coming. On one side are Tal and the Underfolk rebels. On another, Milla and the Icecarls are preparing an assault on the Castle. But on a third side is the most sinister force of all. A force of evil that has only now chosen to reveal itself, and so powerful that it could unleash the ultimate destruction...

Above the Veil

Above the Veil

Author: Garth Nix Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/06/2009

Fourth of the thrilling fantasy adventure series set on the Dark World, where society is ranked according to its colour clan and the most precious commodity is light. Tal and Milla are no longer alone in their quest. They have been joined by the rebel Underfolk led by Crow, Tal's old foe. But now they must all work together to discover the secrets of the Castle and the Dark World they all inhabit before it is too late. The darkness is growing deeper. The shadows are growing stronger. And Tal and Milla are in greater danger than ever before...

Aenir

Aenir

Author: Garth Nix Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/03/2009

Third of the thrilling fantasy adventure series, THE SEVENTH TOWER, from international bestselling author, Garth Nix. The dream world Aenir is not a safe place. One wrong step can lead to danger, entrapment... or death. Tal and Milla continue on their quest together, travelling to the magical land. There they must find the Codex, a mysterious book that details the entire history of their Dark World and will ultimately decide their fate. It is an almost impossible task. In addition to the spells and curses that permeate Aenir, there are evil powers that do not want Tal and Milla to succeed and they will stop at nothing to see that they do not...

Castle

Castle

Author: Garth Nix Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2008

Second title in fantasy adventure series, THE SEVENTH TOWER, from bestselling author, Garth Nix. In the Dark World, society is ranked according to colour clans and the most precious commodity is light. In all the world there is only one place that ever sees the sun, a seven-towered castle on a mountain high above the desolate ice lands below. Tal, a Chosen, and Milla, an Icecarl, have been thrown together on a dangerous quest to gain a Sunstone. They must reach the Castle of the Seven Towers, home for Tal, but a dangerous and strange place for Milla. From the deadly Hall of Nightmares to the magical chambers of Tal's great-uncle Ebbitt, they must navigate the Castle without being discovered. Sinister forces are conspiring against them and it will take all their strength just to survive...

Superior Saturday

Superior Saturday

Author: Garth Nix Format: eBook Release Date: 23/09/2008

On the sixth day, there was sorcery.Arthur Penhaligan has wrested five of the Keys from their immortal guardians, the Trustees of the Will. But gaining the Sixth Key poses a greater challenge than any he has faced before. Superior Saturday is not just one of the Trustees she is also the oldest Denizen and the most powerful and knowledgeable sorcerer within the House. She has tens of thousands of sorcerers at her command, and she has been preparing her forces all along for the Wills escape and the activities of the Rightful Heir. As Saturdays schemes become evident, Arthur is beset on all sides. The House is being destroyed, and only the power of the Keys can hold back the tide of destruction. Arthurs home city is under attack. His allies are unreliable. He cant even get into the apparently impregnable Upper House . . . and even if he does, finding the Sixth Part of the Will and gaining the Sixth Key might not be enough to counter Saturdays bid for ultimate power. Can Arthur survive?From the Compact Disc edition.

Superior Saturday

Superior Saturday

Author: Garth Nix Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2008

Garth Nix is back with the sixth explosive title in his gripping fantasy series, The Keys to the Kingdom. On the Sixth Day, there was Sorcery Arthur Penhaligon has wrested five of the Keys from their immortal guardians, the Trustees of the Will. But gaining the Sixth Key poses a greater challenge than any he has ever faced before. Superior Saturday is not just one of the Trustees, she is also the oldest Denizen and the most powerful and knowledgeable sorcerer within the House. She has tens of thousands of sorcerers at her command - and she has been preparing her forces all along for the Will's escape and the activities of the Rightful Heir. Everything is all just part of a greater plan she has been hatching for ten thousand years. As Saturday's schemes become evident, Arthur is beset on all sides. Nothing is eroding the House, and only the power of the Keys can hold back the tide of destruction. His mother is still missing. His home city is under attack. His allies are unreliable. He can't even get into the apparently impregnable Upper House and even if he does, finding the Sixth Part of the Will and gaining the Sixth Key might not be enough to counter Saturday's sorcerous hordes or stop her bid for ultimate power.

One Beastly Beast Two Aliens, Three Inventors, Four Fantastic Tales

One Beastly Beast Two Aliens, Three Inventors, Four Fantastic Tales

Author: Garth Nix Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 19/11/2007

A funny, magical, colourful story collection for young children. The stories are: / Serena and the Sea Serpent -- in which a small girl discovers that being a Penguinmaid is too much fun! / Bill the Inventor -- in which a young orphan discovers that finding ideal parents is very tricky indeed! / Blackbread the Pirate -- in which Peter discovers that the world beneath his feet is fraught with rude rats! / The Princess and the Beastly Beast -- in which Rinda discovers that monsters are not always so terrible on the inside! Garth Nix takes on a younger audience with this collection of magical adventures. His trademark fertile imagination and spellbinding storytelling is sure to capture a whole new generation of fans.

Sir Thursday

Sir Thursday

Author: Garth Nix Format: eBook Release Date: 11/09/2007

On the first day, there was mystery. On the second day, there was darkness. On the third day, there were pirates. On the fourth day, there was war. It's Thursday. Following their adventure on the Border Sea, Arthur and Leaf are set on heading home. But only Leaf can make it through the Front Door. Arthur is blocked because someone or somethinghas assumed his identity and it taking over his life. Before Arthur can take action, his is drafted by the strange Sir Thursday and forced to join the Glorious Army of the Architect. While Leaf tries to banish Arthur's double on earth, Arthur must survive his basic training, avoid getting posted to the Front, and work out how he can free Part Four of the Will. Is this a war that Arthur can win . . . or is his only hope to escape it?From the Compact Disc edition.

Shade's Children

Shade's Children

Author: Garth Nix Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2007

On your 14th birthday, you're dead meat... Chilling SF adventure from international bestselling author Garth Nix. In a futuristic urban wasteland, evil Overlords have decreed that no child shall live a day past his fourteenth birthday. On that Sad Birthday, the child is the object of an obscene harvest resulting in the construction of a machinelike creature whose sole purpose is to kill. The mysterious Shade - once a man, but now more like the machines he fights - recruits the few children fortunate enough to escape. With luck, cunning, and skill, four of Shade's children come closer than any to discovering the source of the Overlords' power - and the key to their downfall. But the closer the children get, the more ruthless Shade seems to become...

Lady Friday

Lady Friday

Author: Garth Nix Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2007

On the fifth day, there was fear.Four of the seven trustees have been defeated and their Keys taken, but for Arthur Penhaligon, the week is still getting worse. His friends have been captured by the Piper, and the New Nithling army still controls most of the Great Maze. Meanwhile, Superior Saturday is causing trouble everywhere she can, including turning off all the elevators in the House and blocking the Front Door to prevent escape.Amidst all this trouble, Arthur must weigh an offer from Lady Friday that is either a cunning trap for the Rightful Heir, or a golden opportunity he muse seize before Superior Saturday or the Piper beats him to it. The race to find the secret of the Middle House is onand Arthur is in the thick of it.From the Compact Disc edition.

Lady Friday

Lady Friday

Author: Garth Nix Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2007

Friday is here! The race is on to find the secret of the Middle House. The fifth eagerly awaited installment in Garth Nix's best selling fantasy series,The Keys to the Kingdom. Arthur Penhaligon's adventures in the House get ever more perilous as the week unfolds. On the fifth day, there was fear... Four of the seven Trustees have been defeated and their Keys taken, but for Arthur, the week is still getting worse. Suzy Blue and Fred Initial Numbers Gold have been captured by the Piper, and his New Nithling army still controls most of the Great Maze. Superior Saturday is causing trouble wherever she can, including turning off all the elevators in the House and blocking the Front Door. Arthur can't even find out what is happening back home. All he knows is that Leaf isn't on earth any more. She's missing and so are hundreds of other people who were transferred from regular hospitals to a private institution run by a 'Doctor Friday'. From there they have been taken somewhere else in the Secondary Realms, for Lady Friday's own horrible purposes. Amid all this trouble, Arthur's mother is also missing, and he must weigh up an offer from Lady Friday that is either a cunning trap for the Rightful Heir or a golden opportunity he must seize - before Superior Saturday or the Piper beats him to it.

Mister Monday

Mister Monday

Author: Garth Nix Format: eBook Release Date: 10/10/2006

On the first day, there was mystery. Arthur Penhaligon is not supposed to be a hero. He is, in fact, supposed to die an early death. But then his life is saved by a key shaped like the minute hand of a clock. Arthur is safebut his world is not. Along with the key comes a plague brought by bizarre creatures from another realm. A stranger named Mister Monday, his avenging messengers with bloodstained wings, and an army of dog-faced Fetchers will stop at nothing to get the key backeven if it means destroying Arthur and everything around him. Desperate, Arthur ventures into a mysterious house a house that only he can see. It is in this house that Arthur must unravel the secrets of the keyand discover his true fate. The first book of a spellbinding series by Garth Nix, the author of The Seventh Tower, Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen.From the Compact Disc edition.

Drowned Wednesday

Drowned Wednesday

Author: Garth Nix Format: eBook Release Date: 10/10/2006

On the third day, there were pirates. Wednesday has rolled around, and Arthur Penhaligon has an invitation to return to the House that he can't refuse. Drowned Wednesday has sent a ship to pick him up from the hospital . . . even though his hometown is miles away from any ocean. From hospital room to the high seas, Arthur finds himself on an adventure that will pit him against pirates, storms, explosions of Nothing-laced gunpowder, and a vast beast that eats everything it encounters. Through it all, he is drawn deeper into the central mystery of the House. Arthur must find the third part of the Will and claim the Third Keynot just for himself, but for the millions (if not trillions) who will suffer if he doesn't. The first step? Surviving life aboard a ship on the Border Sea. . . .From the Compact Disc edition.

Sir Thursday

Sir Thursday

Author: Garth Nix Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2006

Get ready for more brilliant page-turning fantasy from master, Garth Nix. On the fourth day there was war! Pick up with Arthur Penhaligon as his Keys to the Kingdom adventures continue in the mysterious House. Following their adventures in the Border Sea, Arthur and Leaf head for home. But only Leaf gets through the Front Door. Arthur is blocked because someone - or something - has assumed his identity and is taking over his life. Before Arthur can take action, he is drafted by Sir Thursday and forced to join the Glorious Army of the Architect. The Army has its headquarters in the Great Maze, a defensive area of the House. Half of the Maze has already been dissolved by Nothing, and hordes of Nithlings emerge regularly to attack the rest. If the Nithling invasion can overcome the Army and the Great Maze, the House will be lost and the whole universe with it. While Leaf tries to banish Arthur's doppelganger on earth, Arthur must survive his basic training, avoid getting posted to the Front and work out how he can free Part Four of the Will and gain the Fourth Key from Sir Thursday. If the latest, strongest and most dangerous Nithling offensive doesn't break through first...

Drowned Wednesday

Drowned Wednesday

Author: Garth Nix Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/05/2005

On the third day, there were PIRATES! Arthur Penhaligon finds himself on an adventure that will pit him against pirates, storms, explosions and a vast beast that eats everything it encounters. Will our unwitting hero be able to find the third part of the Will and claim the Third Key? No rest for poor Arthur Penhaligon. As Grim Tuesday ends, he discovers a square of stiff cardboard under his pillow, gilt-edged and inscribed with the following words: LADY WEDNESDAY Trustee of the Architect and Duchess of the Border Sea has great pleasure in inviting ARTHUR PENHALIGON to a Particular Luncheon of Seventeen Removes Transport has been arranged RSVP not required... It's an invitation he cannot refuse. From hospital room to the high seas, Arthur finds himself on an adventure that will pit him against pirates, storms, explosions of Nothing-laced gunpowder, and a vast beast that eats everything it encounters. Through it all, he is drawn deeper into the central mystery of the House. Arthur must find the third part of the Will and claim the Third Key - not just for himself, but for the millions (if not trillions) who will suffer if he doesn't. The first step? Surviving life aboard ship on the Border Sea...

Lirael

Lirael

Author: Garth Nix Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2004

When the future is unclear, who holds the key to destiny? Sequel to the spellbinding, award-winning fantasy adventure, SABRIEL. Lirael has never felt like a true daughter of the Clayr. Abandoned by her mother and ignorant of her father's identity, Lirael resembles no one else in her large, extended family living in the Clayr's Glacier. She doesn't even have the Sight - the ability to See into the present and possible futures - that is the very birthright of the Clayr. Nonetheless, it is Lirael in whose hands the fate of the Old Kingdom lies. she must undertake a desperate mission under the growing shadow of an ancient evil - one that opposes the Royal Family, blocks the Sight of the Clayr, and threatens to break the very boundary between Life and Death itself. With only her faithful companion, the Disreputable Dog, to help her, Lirael must find the courage to seek her own hidden destiny. Garth Nix draws readers deeper into the magical landscape of the Old Kingdom and weaves a spellbinding tale of discovery, destiny and danger.

Mister Monday

Mister Monday

Author: Garth Nix Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2004

Breathtaking new magical adventure series from the author of Sabriel. Seven days. Seven keys. Seven virtues. Seven sins. One mysterious house is the doorway to a very mysterious world - where one boy is about to venture and unlock a number of fantastical secrets. Arthur Penhaligon is not supposed to be a hero. He is supposed to die an early death. But then his life is saved by a key shaped like the minute hand of a clock. Arthur is safe - but his world is not. Along with the key comes a plague brought by bizarre creatures from another realm. A stranger named Mister Monday, his avenging messengers with bloodstained wings, and an army of dog-faced Fetchers will stop at nothing to get the key back - even if it means destroying Arthur and everything around him. Desperate, Arthur escapes to the mysterious house that has appeared in town - a house that only he can see. Maybe there he can unravel the secrets of the key - and discover his true fate. PLUS!! Covermounted with FREE CD-rom, featuring specially created screensavers, wallpaper, author biog and major consumer competition - FIND THE KEY TO THE KINGDOM.

Sabriel

Sabriel

Author: Garth Nix Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2003

Who will guard the living when the dead arise? Sabriel is sent as a child across the Wall to the safety of a school in Ancelstierre. Away from magic; away from the Dead. After receiving a cryptic message from her father, 18-year-old Sabriel leaves her ordinary school and returns across the Wall into the Old Kingdom. Fraught with peril and deadly trickery, her journey takes her to a world filled with parasitical spirits, Mordicants, and Shadow Hands - for her father is none other than The Abhorson. His task is to lay the disturbed dead back to rest. This obliges him - and now Sabriel, who has taken on her father's title and duties - to slip over the border into the icy river of Death, sometimes battling the evil forces that lurk there, waiting for an opportunity to escape into the realm of the living. Desperate to find her father, and grimly determined to help save the Old Kingdom from destruction by the horrible forces of the evil undead, Sabriel endures almost impossible challenges whilst discovering her own supernatural abilities - and her destiny.

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