Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. This week I’ll be featuring a book I’ve been waiting on for quite some time by one of my favorite authors, Garth Nix.
Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen
Author: Garth Nix
Release Date: October 14th, 2014
Publisher: Harper Collins
Genre(s): Fantasy/ Young Adult
Pre-order: Amazon ($14.20 Hardcover Edition)
The long-awaited fourth book in the New York Times bestselling Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix
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 Game of Thrones.
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is loose in the city, her parents want to marry her off to a killer, and there is a plot brewing against the old and withdrawn King Orrikan.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?
I have long been a fan of the Abhorsen series and this newest edition has me counting the days till October! The world he first built in Sabriel is beloved to me and the magic and mystery of it something I adore. Nix’s fascinating world of the Old Kingdom is an amazing backdrop for his always engaging dialogue and characters so lively they threaten to leap off the page. Clariel is certain to be as pleasing as the volumes that came before it as Nix rarely disappoints! (Though with how long his fans have been waiting for this book that might be a point to be argued!)
Is it October yet?