The conclusion to Garth Nix's extraordinary Lirael is a rich and vividly imagined story, breathtaking, terrifying, and utterly absorbing.
Beneath the earth, a malignant force lies waiting, greedy for freedom from its ancient prison. As the Old Kingdom falls once more into a realm of darkness and terror, the people look desperately to the Abhorsen to save them from the Dead. Yet Abhorsen Sabriel is lost, and only Lirael has any chance of stopping the Destroyer. With her companions Sameth, Mogget and the Disreputable Dog, Lirael battles Shadow Hands and dark necromancers in a race against time. But what hope can one young woman have against a terrible evil with the power to destroy life itself?
'The reader's absorption into the intrigue, magic and dazzling richness of the worlds and characters created by Nix is irresistible pleasure .' AUSTRALIAN REVIEW OF BOOKS
'Terror, courage, bitterness, love, desperation, and sacrifice all swirl together in an apocalyptic climax . breathtaking, bittersweet and utterly unforgettable.' KIRKUS REVIEWS
Garth Nix is the bestselling author of numerous books including the award-winning fantasy novels Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen and the Keys to the Kingdom series that begins with the CBC Honour Book Mister Monday. A full-time writer since 2001, he has previously worked as a literary agent, a marketing consultant, a book editor, book sales representative and bookseller. More than five million copies of his books have been sold around the world and his work has been translated into 40 languages. He lives in Sydney with his wife and two children.
Joint winner/co-winner., Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction - Best Young Adult Novel, 2003
Commended, Young Adult Library Services Association Teens' Top Ten, 2003
Allen & Unwin
A & U Children
Paperback - B format