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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

Featured books by Garth Nix

Other books by Garth Nix

Creature in the Case: An Old Kingdom Novella

Creature in the Case: An Old Kingdom Novella

Author: Garth Nix 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.

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 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 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 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?

Clariel Prequel to the internationally bestselling fantasy series

Clariel Prequel to the internationally bestselling fantasy series

Author: Garth Nix Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2014

The highly anticipated and long-awaited prequel to Garth Nix's astonishingly successful OLD KINGDOM series Sixteen-year-old Clariel is not adjusting well to her new life in the city of Belisaere, the capital of the Old Kingdom. She misses roaming freely within the forests of Estwael, and she feels trapped within the stone city walls. And in Belisaere she is forced to follow the plans, plots and demands of everyone, from her parents to her maid, to the sinister Guildmaster Kilip. Clariel can see her freedom slipping away. It seems too that the city itself is descending into chaos, as the ancient rules binding Abhorsen, King and Clayr appear to be disintegrating. With the discovery of a dangerous Free Magic creature loose in the city, Clariel is given the chance both to prove her worth and make her escape. But events spin rapidly out of control. Clariel finds herself more trapped than ever, until help comes from an unlikely source. But the help comes at a terrible cost. Clariel must question the motivations and secret hearts of everyone around her - and it is herself she must question most of all.

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.

Fire Above, Fire Below

Fire Above, Fire Below

Author: Garth Nix Format: eBook Release Date: 08/05/2013

"e;Fire Above, Fire Below"e; is about the crisis that the dying of a dragon living below a major city causes, and the pact made many years earlier to deal with such a situtation.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Mystery

The Mystery

Author: Garth Nix, Sean Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2013

An action-packed fantasy adventure series from the authors behind Sabriel, The Keys to the Kingdom and The Fixers. When Grandma X is put out of action by an accident that may or not have been caused by The Evil, it's up to Jack and Jaide Shield to help their father recover a lost Golden Card from Portland's strangest landmark: The Rourke Castle. Negotiating secret passages, talking parrots and animated suits of armour is all in a day's work for the troubletwisters, whose Gifts are steadily coming under control. But agents for The Evil are everywhere, including one apparently masquerading as an old and trusted friend. In this gripping new series of fantasy stories, international best-sellers Garth Nix and Sean Williams combine to create a world that will have boys and girls aged 10+ absolutely gripped. Ideally suited to fans of Percy Jackson and Harry Potter. Can twin siblings Jack and Jaide protect the earth from marauding Evil? Find out in Troubletwisters 3: The Mystery.

Shade's Children

Shade's Children

Author: Garth Nix Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2013

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