Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen by Garth NixClariel: The Lost Abhorsen by Garth Nix

Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen

byGarth Nix

Paperback | August 2, 2016

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Award-winning author Garth Nix returns to the Old Kingdom with a thrilling prequel complete with dark magic, royalty, dangerous action, a strong heroine, and flawless world building. This epic fantasy adventure is destined to be a classic and is perfect for fans of Rae Carson, Kristin Cashore, Scott Westerfeld, and Cassandra Clare.

Clariel is the daughter of one of the most notable families in the Old Kingdom, with blood relations to the Abhorsen and, most important, to the King. She dreams of living a simple life but discovers this is hard to achieve when a dangerous Free Magic creature is loose in the city, her parents want to marry her off to a killer, and there is a plot brewing against the old and withdrawn King Orrikan. 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?

Garth Nix was born in Melbourne, Australia on July 19, 1963 and grew up in Canberra. He graduated from the University of Canberra in 1986 and worked various jobs within the publishing industry until 1994. After a stint in public relations, he returned to books and took up writing as a career. In 1999, he received a Golden Duck Award fo...
Title:Clariel: The Lost AbhorsenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.94 inPublished:August 2, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061561576

ISBN - 13:9780061561573

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chlorr is born Browsing the site I came across Clariel and knew I had to read her. Really get some insight on how everything came apart and how sometimes destiny can be pre-written. Great additional to the Old Kingdom stories.
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from New Insight into the Old Kingdon I was excited to learn a new book had been written in the old kingdom series (from Reddit AMA of all places). This book isn't my favourite, but I enjoyed learning more about characters before Sabriel's time.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cool Prequel Interesting setup to Nix's amazing Old Kingdom Chronicles...leaves me with more questions than answers though!
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clariel-The LostAabhorsen by Garth N Mr Nix very excelent stories started the next one Clariel great lead she is just like our Grand children , their becoming adults seem to be a great rift for them unable to decied what they want to do the rest of thier lives , they go into the fury when adults tell them what they should do then they go berserk.
Date published: 2014-11-04

Editorial Reviews

Praise for ABHORSEN: “Breathtaking, bittersweet, and utterly unforgettable.”