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Review of The Left-Handed Booksellers of London

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix High School    Tegen/HarperCollins    416 pp.    g 9/20    978-0-06-268325-0    $19.99 e-book ed.  978-0-06-268327-4    $9.99 In an alternate version of 1983 England, eighteen-year-old Susan Arkshaw travels to London to search for the father she’s never known. Almost immediately, Susan encounters dashing Merlin St. Jacques...

Review of Goldenhand

Goldenhand [Old Kingdom]by Garth NixMiddle School, High School    Harper/HarperCollins    345 pp.10/16    978-0-06-156158-0    $19.99e-book ed.  978-0-06-221678-6    $10.99In this fifth installment in the series, Sabriel, the Abhorsen, is on a much-needed holiday, and it falls to Abhorsen-in-Waiting Lirael to investigate when her friend (and love interest) Nicholas Sayre sends word of an...

British (and Aussie and Kiwi!) invasion

Our fandom knows no borders! Some of our best-loved fantasy authors come to us from across the pond (or, in Garth Nix's and Margaret Mahy's cases, across the equator). We've highlighted a few essential articles by/about each author, as well some adoring blog posts; click on an author's name to...

Garth Nix on Clariel

In the September/October 2014 Horn Book Magazine, reviewer Katie Bircher asked Garth Nix about Clariel, the long-awaited prequel to his high fantasy trilogy Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen. Read the review here.Katie Bircher: Do you think the walker chooses the path, or the path the walker? Which is it in Clariel’s...

Review of Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen

Clariel: The Lost Abhorsenby Garth NixMiddle School, High School    Harper/HarperCollins    383 pp.10/14    978-0-06-156155-9    $18.99    ge-book ed.  978-0-06-221680-9    $10.99Six centuries before the events of Sabriel (rev. 1/97), Lirael (rev. 7/01), and Abhorsen (rev. 3/03), circumstances in the Old Kingdom are vastly different: the addled king refuses to rule; the Abhorsen neglects...

Abhorsen read-alikes

Like me, my friend Marie (hi Marie!) is a huge fan of Garth Nix's Abhorsen YA fantasy trilogy. And like me, she's been patiently(ish) anticipating Clariel, the prequel publishing in October, for years.A lot of them.Unlike me, however, she doesn't have an I'm mailing her my reviewer copy. Here...

Review of A Confusion of Princes

A Confusion of Princesby Garth NixMiddle School, High School    Harper/HarperCollins    337 pp.5/12    978-0-06-009694-6    $17.99Library ed.  978-0-06-009695-3    $18.89    gNix’s gaming-inspired, sci-fi fantasy is a pleasing mix of high-adventure space drama, total bunkum (e.g., “it’s functioning on the tertiary backup level, without a holo…”), and wry, boyish charm. Khemri’s coming-of-age story begins...

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