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 has been a full-time writer since 2001, but has also worked as a literary agent, marketing consultant, book editor, book publicist, book sales representative, bookseller, and as a part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve.
Garth's books include: the YA fantasy Old Kingdom series, including Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen, Clariel and Goldenhand; SF novels Shade's Children and A Confusion of Princes; and a Regency romance with magic, Newt's Emerald. His fantasy novels for children include The Ragwitch, the six books of The Seventh Tower sequence, The Keys to the Kingdom series and others. He has co-written several books with Sean Williams, including the Troubletwisters series and the forthcoming Have Sword, Will Travel.
More than five million copies of his books have been sold around the world, they have appeared on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, Publishers Weekly and USA Today and his work has been translated into 42 languages. His most recent book, Frogkisser!, is now being developed as a film by Twentieth Century Fox/Blue Sky Animation.
Commended Young Adult Library Services Association Teens' Top Ten 2003 AU; Joint winner/co-winner. Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction - Best Young Adult Novel 2003 AU
A & U Children
Paperback - B format
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