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Garth Nix - Author

About the Author

Garth Nix was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia. A full-time writer since 2001, he has worked as a literary agent, marketing consultant, book editor, book publicist, book sales representative, bookseller, and a part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve. Garth's books include the award-winning fantasy novels SABRIEL, LIRAEL and ABHORSEN and the science fiction novels SHADE'S CHILDREN and A CONFUSION OF PRINCES. His fantasy novels for children include THE RAGWITCH; the six books of THE SEVENTH TOWER sequence; THE KEYS TO THE KINGDOM series; and with Sean Williams, the TROUBLETWISTERS books and SPIRIT ANIMALS: BLOOD TIES. More than five million copies of Garth's books have been sold around the world, his books have appeared on the bestseller lists of THE NEW YORK TIMES, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, THE GUARDIAN and THE AUSTRALIAN, and his work has been translated into 40 languages. He lives in Sydney, Australia. Follow Garth on twitter at @garthnix or at www.garthnix.com

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Angel Mage

Angel Mage

Author: Garth Nix Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/10/2019

More than a century has passed since Liliath crept into the empty sarcophagus of Saint Marguerite, fleeing the Fall of Ystara. But she emerges from her magical sleep still beautiful, looking no more than nineteen, and once again renews her single-minded quest to be united with her lover, Palleniel, the archangel of Ystara. A seemingly impossible quest, but Liliath is one of the greatest practitioners of angelic magic to have ever lived, a genius at making icons to summon angels, and supremely adept in forcing them to do her bidding. Liliath already knew that most of the inhabitants of Ystara died from the Ash Blood plague or were transformed into beastlings, and she herself led the survivors who fled into neighbouring Sarance. Now she learns that angels shun the Ystaran's descendents. If they are touched by angelic magic, their blood will become ashes, or they will turn into beastlings. They are known as Refusers, and can only live the most lowly lives. But Liliath cares nothing for the descendants of her people, save how they can serve her. It is four young Sarancians who fix her interest, for they are the key to her quest: Simeon, a studious doctor-in-training; Henri, a dedicated fortune hunter; Agnez, an adventurous musketeer cadet; and Dorotea, an icon-maker and scholar of angelic magic. The four feel a strange, immediate kinship from the moment they meet, but do not know why, or suspect their importance. Only Liliath knows their secret, and she draws them in to her complex plot, just as she manipulates Queen Louisa and her musketeers; King Ferdinand and his guards; Cardinal Duplessis and her pursuivants; and the Refuser Night King Biscaray and his criminal gangs. All become pawns in Liliath's grand scheme to fulfill her destiny and be united with the love of her life. No matter the cost to everyone else.

Angel Mage

Angel Mage

Author: Garth Nix Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

More than a century has passed since Liliath crept into the empty sarcophagus of Saint Marguerite, fleeing the Fall of Ystara. But she emerges from her magical sleep still beautiful, looking no more than nineteen, and once again renews her single-minded quest to be united with her lover, Palleniel, the archangel of Ystara. A seemingly impossible quest, but Liliath is one of the greatest practitioners of angelic magic to have ever lived, a genius at making icons to summon angels, and supremely adept in forcing them to do her bidding. Liliath already knew that most of the inhabitants of Ystara died from the Ash Blood plague or were transformed into beastlings, and she herself led the survivors who fled into neighbouring Sarance. Now she learns that angels shun the Ystaran's descendents. If they are touched by angelic magic, their blood will become ashes, or they will turn into beastlings. They are known as Refusers, and can only live the most lowly lives. But Liliath cares nothing for the descendants of her people, save how they can serve her. It is four young Sarancians who fix her interest, for they are the key to her quest: Simeon, a studious doctor-in-training; Henri, a dedicated fortune hunter; Agnez, an adventurous musketeer cadet; and Dorotea, an icon-maker and scholar of angelic magic. The four feel a strange, immediate kinship from the moment they meet, but do not know why, or suspect their importance. Only Liliath knows their secret, and she draws them in to her complex plot, just as she manipulates Queen Louisa and her musketeers; King Ferdinand and his guards; Cardinal Duplessis and her pursuivants; and the Refuser Night King Biscaray and his criminal gangs. All become pawns in Liliath's grand scheme to fulfill her destiny and be united with the love of her life. No matter the cost to everyone else.

Newt's Emerald

Newt's Emerald

Author: Garth Nix Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/03/2019

Inspired by the works of Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen, Garth Nix's Newt's Emerald is a light hearted Regency romance with a fantasy twist. After Lady Truthful's magical Newington Emerald is stolen from her she devises a simple plan: go to London to recover the missing jewel. She quickly learns, however, that a woman cannot wander the city streets alone without damaging her reputation, and she disguises herself as a moustache-wearing man. During Truthful's dangerous journey she discovers a crook, an unsuspecting ally, and an evil sorceress but will she find the Emerald?

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.

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.

Second Round

Second Round

For thousands of years the immortal Gilgamesh has presided over the legendary Ur-Bar, witnessing history unfold from within its walls. Some days it is a rural tavern, others a fashionable wine shop. It may appear as a hidden speakeasy or take on the form of your neighborhood local. For most patrons it is simply a place to quench their thirst, but for a rare few the Ur-Bar is where they will meet their destiny. Join R.K. Nickel, Rachel Atwood, Kari Sperring, Jean Marie Ward, Gini Koch, Jacey Bedford, William Leisner, Garth Nix, Diana Pharaoh Francis, David Keener, Mike Marcus, Kristine Smith, Aaron M. Roth, and Juliet E. McKenna as they recount all new tales from the Ur-Bar. From humor to horror, from the Roman Empire to Martian Colonies, there's something to please everyone. Just remember to beware when the mysterious bartender offers you the house special ...

Abhorsen

Abhorsen

Author: Garth Nix Format: eBook Release Date: 22/11/2017

Zlaya volya nekromanta osvobodila drevnee zlo. Orannis Razrushitel' na svobode, i tol'ko Liraehl', edva uspevshaya prinyat' nasledie Abhorsena, sposobna ostanovit' ego. Esli Orannis vnov' obretet svoyu silu - v Drevnem Korolevstve prekratitsya sama ZHizn'. Vedomaya prorochestvami Klehjr, Liraehl' dolzhna pogruzit'sya v samye glubokie tajny ZHizni i Smerti, chtoby uznat' tajnu Razrushitelya - sposob, kotoryj v nezapamyatnye vremena pomog razdelit' na chasti i zaperet' vsemogushchee Zlo gluboko pod zemlej. Ej ne obojtis' bez pomoshchi ee plemyannika, princa Sehmeta i ih magicheskih pomoshchnikov - SHkodlivoj Psiny i kota Moggeta. I medlit' nel'zya, inache stanet slishkom pozdno... Stremitel'nyj i liho zakruchennyj syuzhet, yarkie i zhivye haraktery, produmannyj i logichnyj v svoej bezuderzhnoj fantazijnosti mir - vse ehto zhdet chitatelya v tret'em romane znamenitoj sagi Garta Niksa o mire, razdelennom Stenoj i soedinennom rekoj Smerti. V novom i polnom perevode!

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

The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2015

The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2015

Author: Garth Nix Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2017

The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2015

The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2015

Author: Garth Nix Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/04/2017

SABRIEL

SABRIEL

Author: Garth Nix Format: eBook Release Date: 10/03/2017

Sabriehl', doch' poslednego maga Abhorsena, s malyh let zhila za predelami Steny, otdelyayushchej Ancel'st'err ot Starogo Korolevstva, - daleko ot neupravlyaemyh sil Svobodnoj magii. I ot mertvyh, kotorye ne zhelayut ostavat'sya mertvymi. No odnazhdy otec propal, i Sabriehl' vynuzhdena peresech' granicu mirov, chtoby razyskat' ego. Ostavlyaya bezopasnuyu shkolu, kotoraya za dolgie gody stala ee domom, ona otpravlyaetsya na poiski, po doroge, tayashchej mnozhestvo sverh"e;estestvennyh ugroz, s tovarishchami, v kotoryh Sabriehl' ne uverena - potomu chto na zemlyah Starogo Korolevstva ni v chem nel'zya byt' uverennoj. Ej pridetsya protivostoyat' zlu, kotoroe ugrozhaet mnogo bol'shemu, chem ee zhizn', i stolknut'sya licom k licu so svoim zagadochnym prednaznacheniem... Pervyj roman znamenitoj trilogii Garta Niksa o mire, razdelennom Stenoj i soedinennom rekoj Smerti. V novom i polnom perevode!

Frogkisser! A Magical Romp of a Fairytale

Frogkisser! A Magical Romp of a Fairytale

Author: Garth Nix Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2017

'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}

Frogkisser!

Frogkisser!

Author: Garth Nix Format: eBook Release Date: 28/02/2017

Poor Princess Anya. Forced to live with her evil stepmother's new husband, her evil stepstepfather. Plagued with an unfortunate ability to break curses with a magic-assisted kiss. And forced to go on the run when her stepstepfather decides to make the kingdom entirely his own.Aided by a loyal talking dog, a boy thief trapped in the body of a newt, and some extraordinarily mischievous wizards, Anya sets off on a Quest that, if she plays it right, will ultimately free her land-and teach her a thing or two about the use of power, the effectiveness of a well-placed pucker, and the finding of friends in places both high and low.WithFrogkisser!, acclaimed bestselling author Garth Nix has conjured a fantastical tale for all ages, full of laughs and danger, surprises and delights, and an immense population of frogs. It's 50% fairy tale, 50% fantasy, and 100% pure enjoyment from start to finish.

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