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Terciel and Elinor

#6 Old Kingdom

Garth Nix

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Allen & Unwin Children's Books
02 November 2021
Series: Old Kingdom
In the Old Kingdom, a land of ancient and often terrible magics, eighteen-year-old orphan Terciel learns the art of necromancy from his great-aunt Tizanael. But not to raise the Dead, rather to lay them to rest. He is the Abhorsen-in-Waiting, and Tizanael is the Abhorsen, the latest in a long line of people whose task it is to make sure the Dead do not return to Life.

Across the Wall in Ancelstierre, a steam-age country where magic usually does not work, nineteen-year-old Elinor lives a secluded life, her only friends an old governess and an even older groom who was once a famous circus performer. Her mother is a tyrant, who is feared by all despite her sickness and impending death . . . but perhaps there is even more to fear from that.

Elinor does not know she is deeply connected to the Old Kingdom, nor that magic can sometimes come across the Wall, until a plot by an ancient enemy of the Abhorsens brings Terciel and Tizanael to Ancelstierre. In a single day of fire and death and loss, Elinor finds herself set on a path which will take her into the Old Kingdom, into Terciel's life, and will embroil her in the struggle of the Abhorsens against the Dead who will not stay dead.

'There is no joy like returning to the Old Kingdom.' - Leigh Bardugo, New York Times bestselling author of Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows
By:   Garth Nix
Imprint:   Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
Weight:   504g
ISBN:   9781760878818
ISBN 10:   1760878812
Series:   Old Kingdom
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   02 November 2021
Recommended Age:   From 14 to 99 years
Audience:   Young adult ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Garth Nix 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 books include the Old Kingdom fantasy series, the Keys to the Kingdom series, and the Troubletwisters and Have Sword Will Travel series co-written with Sean Williams. Standalone novels include Frogkisser! which is being developed as a film by Fox/Disney, Angel Mage, and The Left-handed Booksellers of London. His short fiction includes more than 60 published stories, some of them collected in Across the Wall and To Hold the Bridge. More than six million copies of Garth's books have been sold around the world, they have appeared on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, The Bookseller and others, and his work has been translated into 42 languages. He has won multiple Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, the Ditmar Award, the Mythopoeic Award, CBCA Honour Book, and has been shortlisted for the Locus Awards, the Shirley Jackson Award and others.

Reviews for Terciel and Elinor (#6 Old Kingdom)

Praise for The Old Kingdom: 'There is no joy like returning to the Old Kingdom. Once again, Nix sets the standard for fantasy, bringing us a tale full of old friends and new enemies, gruesome monsters, and heroines of wit, will, and imagination.' (Leigh Bardugo, New York Times bestselling author of Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows) 'Goldenhand reaffirms why Nix is a master of the genre: his exquisitely detailed world-building is unparalleled, and his characters are so tremendously alive and compelling that I'm convinced there's Charter Magic in every word.' (Sarah J. Maas, author of the best-selling Throne of Glass series) 'Garth Nix is one of the best worldbuilders in fantasy, and this book is merely further proof. I love the Old Kingdom series, and Goldenhand is an excellent continuation, packed with the excitement and passion of a storytelling virtuoso at the height of his abilities.' (Brandon Sanderson, New York Times bestselling author of the Mistborn trilogy, Warbreaker, The Alloy of Law, The Way of Kings, Rithmatist, and Steelheart.) 'Beautifully written, magnificently imagined, and wholly original.' ? Holly Black, New York Times bestselling author of The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King 'Garth Nix's Old Kingdom books have influenced a generation of fantasy writers.' ? Cassandra Clare, New York Times bestselling author of The Dark Artifices trilogy


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