Set in the same dark, magical world as Garth Nix's award-winning Sabriel, this is a spellbinding tale of discovery, destiny and danger, from an exceptional fantasy talent.
Dark forces are abroad once more in the Old Kingdom. Lirael, solitary daughter of the Clayr, and Sameth, the reluctant Abhorsen-in-Waiting, both seek the same man who may hold the key to an ancient evil stirring in the West. But the Dead cannot be laid to rest until the strange secret linking the fate of Lirael and Sameth is revealed.
'A riveting sequel to his acclaimed Sabriel . Readers who like their fantasy intense in action, magisterial in scope, and apocalyptic in consequences will revel in every word.' KIRKUS REVIEWS
'What makes Lirael a delight is the magic that Nix brings to his story and to his characters. It is filled with twists and turns, playful inventiveness and dark magic, and is sure to satisfy his many readers.' LOCUS
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.
Winner, Ditmar Award, Best Australian Novel, 2002
Allen & Unwin
A & U Children
Paperback - B format