At long last

There may have been some jumping up and down yesterday when I spotted this on the Magazine table.

nix clariel cover At long last

Garth Nix’s Abhorsen trilogy/Old Kingdom Chronicles is one of my all-time favorite series; I’ve read Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen several times each and listened to the superb audiobooks narrated by Tim Curry many more times. The trilogy even helped get me a job at a children’s bookstore when the manager overheard me busybodily recommending them to a fellow customer.

Clariel (sometimes called Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen) has been nothing more than a cherished rumor among YA fantasy fans following the release of Abhorsen eleven long years ago. Now I have it in my hot little hands and am halfway through it — but, unfortunately, most readers will have to wait until the October publication date. (Nyah nyah.)

I do miss the cover art by the incomparable Dillons, though.

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Katie Bircher About Katie Bircher

Katie Bircher, assistant editor at The Horn Book, Inc., is a former bookseller and holds an MA in children's literature from Simmons College.

Comments

  1. SWEET. Love this series! So glad another is being published! (And I too miss the Dillon covers…)

  2. Sam Bloom says:

    Woah! I had no idea this was happening. Very cool!

  3. YES!!!! I can’t believe how long it has been.

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