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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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Creature in the Case: An Old Kingdom Novella

Creature in the Case: An Old Kingdom Novella

Author: Garth Nix Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

The Creature in the Case delves deeper into New York Times bestselling author Garth Nixs Old Kingdom. Fans of Rae Carson, Kristin Cashore, Scott Westerfeld, and Cassandra Clare will be enthralled by this rich fantasy world.Nicholas Sayre has just fought off the Destroyer and is eager to return to the Old Kingdom. The only thing standing in his way is a party organized by his powerful uncle. But when he arrives at the party he finds a house full of guests who dont believe in magic or necromancy and a strange creature locked up in a display case.After a disastrous twist of events involving the guest of honor, the creature in the case drinks Nicholass Charter-infused bloodand breaks free. Will Nicholas be able to stop the new Free Magic creature?Epic Reads Impulse is a digital imprint with new releases each month.

A Confusion of Princes

A Confusion of Princes

Author: Garth Nix Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/08/2016

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.

Handful of Ashes

Handful of Ashes

Author: Garth Nix Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 22/04/2015

Mari and Francesca are sizars - poor students allowed to study witchcraft at Ermine College in return for menial work. Despite the few hours they can dedicate to reading and learning, they are both talented at magic, and determined to graduate. When some of their wealthier schoolmates invoke powerful magic laws to humiliate them, they unleash more than they bargained for. Can the sizars save the college? The future of Ermine College is at stake!

Old Kingdom Collection

Old Kingdom Collection

Author: Garth Nix Illustrator: 0 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.

Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen

Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen

Author: Garth Nix Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 14/10/2014

The long-awaited fourth audiobook in theNew York Timesbestselling Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix.Award-winning author Garth Nix returns to the Old Kingdom with a thrilling prequel complete with dark magic, royalty, dangerous action, a strong heroine, and flawless world-building. This epic fantasy adventure is destined to be a classic, and is perfect for fans ofGame of Thrones.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. 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. Can she rise above the temptation of power, escape the unwanted marriage, and save the King?

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