Lirael: Daughter of the Clayr (Old Kingdom #2) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 2 in the Old Kingdom series.

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New York Times bestseller Lirael is perfect for fans of epic fantasy like Game of Thrones. In this sequel to the critically acclaimed Sabriel, Garth Nix draws readers deeper into the magical landscape of the Old Kingdom.

Lirael has never felt like a true daughter of the Clayr. Abandoned by her mother, ignorant of her father's identity, Lirael resembles no one else in her large extended family living in the Clayr's glacier. She doesn't even have the Sight—the ability to see into possible futures—that is the very birthright of the Clayr. Nevertheless she must undertake a desperate mission under the growing shadow of an ancient evil—one that opposes the Royal Family, blocks the Sight of the Clayr, and threatens to break the very boundary between Life and Death itself. With only her faithful companion, the Disreputable Dog, to help her, Lirael must find the courage to seek her own hidden destiny.

Don’t miss Garth Nix’s prequel to the Old Kingdom series, Clariel, and Goldenhand, the fifth book in the Old Kingdom series.

 

About the Author


Garth Nix is a New York Times bestselling novelist and 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 many books include the Old Kingdom fantasy series, beginning with Sabriel and continuing to Goldenhand; the sci-fi novels Shade’s Children and A Confusion of Princes; the Regency romance with magic Newt’s Emerald; and novels for children including The Ragwitch, the Seventh Tower series, the Keys to the Kingdom series, and Frogkisser!, which is now in development as a feature film with Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios. Garth has written numerous short stories, some of which are collected in Across the Wall and To Hold the Bridge. He has also cowritten several children’s book series with Sean Williams, including TroubleTwisters and Have Sword, Will Travel.

More than six million copies of his books have been sold around the world and his work has been translated into forty-two languages. You can find him online at www.garthnix.com.

Praise For…


“Riveting.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Superb characterization."
— Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)


Publishers Weekly

“The action charges along at a gallop--a page turner for sure.”
— ALA Booklist (starred review)

Praise for SABRIEL: “Rich, complex, involving, hard to put down, excellent high fantasy.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Nix has created an ingenious, icy world. The action charges along at a gallop. A page-turner for sure.”
— ALA Booklist (starred review)


San Francisco Chronicle


— Philip Pullman

“A wonderful new fantasy filled with rich and complex imagery.”
— Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

“Nix’s monsters are scary and repulsive, his sense of humor is downright sneaky, and he puts his heroine through engrossing physical and emotional wringers. This book is guaranteed to keep readers up way past their bedtimes.”
— School Library Journal

“A compelling fantasy. The story is remarkable for the level of originality and leaves readers to explore for themselves.”
— Horn Book Magazine

Praise for ABHORSEN: “Breathtaking, bittersweet, and utterly unforgettable.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


Publishers Weekly (starred review)


— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“More than three hundred pages of breathless chases, near escapes, and intense confrontations. Nix’s intricately imagined fantasy world is peopled by complex players worthy of both their dramatic backdrops and their moral dilemmas.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books


Product Details
ISBN: 9780060278236
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: April 10th, 2001
Pages: 496
Language: English
Series: Old Kingdom