Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen

Category: Book
By (author): Nix, Garth
Series: Old Kingdom
Subject:  FICTION / Fantasy / Epic
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
Audience: young adult
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: October 2014
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 1.25in
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From The Publisher*

The long-awaited fourth book in the New York Times bestselling 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 of Game 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is loose in the city, her parents want to marry her off to a killer, and there is a plot brewing against the old and withdrawn King Orrikan.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?

Review Quote*"Between striking characters-from the heroic if not entirely competent young Abhorsen-in-Waiting, Belatiel, to the enigmatic, catlike Mogget-and Nix's brilliantly complex magic system, this superb tale is exactly the book fans of the series have been awaiting."
Review Quote*"Clariel is a deeply sympathetic character faced with complicated choices, the consequences of which are frighteningly uncertain as she is pulled between the wild Free Magic and the disciplined Charter. A bittersweet story."
Review Quote*"Nix pens a compelling character in Clariel while his skill in rendering both politics and magic is strong. This excellent work can be enjoyed independently of the other Old Kingdom novels, but will certainly draw readers to those works."
Review Quote*"Nix's tale provides a complete experience unto itself. But his focus on this strong character whose overriding passion is to go her own way provides a hugely satisfying background to the other Abhorsen books. A suspenseful prequel to the much-loved Abhorsen books, showcasing the independent Clariel."
Review Quote*"Beautifully written, magnificently imagined, and wholly original, Clariel is Garth Nix's finest work yet."
Review Quote*"The old magic returns in this sterling prequel to one of YA's classic series."
Review Quote*"A brilliant return to the Old Kingdom--one of the most exciting and original magical worlds ever devised."
Review Quote*"A thunderstorm of a tale, bitter and brutal but dazzling in its ferocity."
Review Quote*"Fans will treasure this long-awaited opportunity to return to a much-loved world, built with as much originality and richness as ever."