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Clariel (Old Kingdom Prequel)

Garth Nix

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Allen & Unwin
24 September 2014
Fantasy; High Fantasy; Magic; Sword & Sorcery; Mythological Creatures, People & Places
Clariel is the daughter of one of the most notable families in the Old Kingdom, with blood relations to the Abhorsen, and to the King. When her family moves to the city of Belisaere, Clariel finds herself at the centre of sorcery and intrigue: a plot is brewing against the old and withdrawn King Orrikan; her parents want to marry her off to a killer; and a dangerous Free Magic creature is loose in the city. When Clariel is drawn into the efforts to find and capture the creature, she finds hidden sorcery within herself, yet it is magic that carries great dangers. Can she rise above the temptation of power, escape the unwanted marriage and save the King?

Set approximately six hundred years before the birth of Sabriel, Clariel will delight Old Kingdom fans as well as new readers hungry for epic fantasy adventure.

'Beautifully written, magnificently imagined, and wholly original, Clariel is Garth Nix's finest work yet.' - Holly Black, New York Times bestselling author of The Coldest Girl in Coldtown 'In this long-awaited prequel, Garth Nix shows us why his Old Kingdom books have influenced a generation of fantasy writers.' - Cassandra Clare, New York Times bestselling author of the Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series
By:   Garth Nix
Imprint:   Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
Weight:   570g
ISBN:   9781741758627
ISBN 10:   1741758629
Series:   Old Kingdom
Publication Date:   24 September 2014
Recommended Age:   From 14
Audience:   Young adult ,  General/trade ,  Preschool (0-5) ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Clariel (Old Kingdom Prequel)

'Beautifully written, magnificently imagined, and wholly original, Clariel is Garth Nix's finest work yet.' - Holly Black, author of The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. 'In this long-awaited prequel, Garth Nix shows us why his Old Kingdom books have influenced a generation of fantasy writers.' - Cassandra Clare, author of the Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series.


  • Long-listed for Inky Awards 2015 (Australia)
  • Short-listed for ABIA Older Children Award 2015 (Australia)
  • Shortlisted for ABIA Australian Book of the Year for Older Children (8 to 14 Years) 2015.

See Also

Lirael (#2 Old Kingdom)

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Sabriel (#1 Old Kingdom)

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Abhorsen (#3 Old Kingdom)

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