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Garth Nix

Biography

Garth Nix

Garth Nix was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia. A full-time writer since 2001, he has 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 award-winning fantasy novels SABRIEL, LIRAEL and ABHORSEN, and the science-fiction adventure A CONFUSION OF PRINCES. His fantasy novels for younger readers include THE RAGWITCH, the six books of The Seventh Tower sequence, The Keys to the Kingdom series, and Troubletwisters, co-written with Sean Williams.

More than five million copies of his books have been sold around the world; his books have appeared on the bestseller lists of the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, the Guardian, and the Australian; and his work has been translated into 39 languages. He lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and two children.

Garth Nix

Books by Garth Nix

by Garth Nix - Fantasy, Fiction, Humor, Young Adult 12+
Poor Princess Anya. Forced to live with her evil stepmother's new husband, her evil stepstepfather. Plagued with an unfortunate ability to break curses with a magic-assisted kiss. And forced to go on the run when her stepstepfather decides to make the kingdom entirely his own. Aided by a loyal talking dog, a boy thief trapped in the body of a newt and some extraordinarily mischievous wizards, Anya sets off on a Quest that, if she plays it right, will ultimately free her land.
by Garth Nix - Adventure, Children's, Children's 7-10, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Youth Fiction

Four of the seven Trustees have been defeated and their Keys taken, but for Arthur, the week is still getting worse. Suzy Blue and Fred Gold Numbers have been captured by the Piper, and his New Nithling army still controls most of the Great Maze. Superior Saturday is causing trouble wherever she can, including turning off all the elevators in the House and blocking the Front Door. Amidst all this trouble, Arthur must weigh an offer from Lady Friday that is either a cunning trap for the Rightful Heir or a golden opportunity he must seize --- before he's beaten to it!

by Garth Nix - Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Lirael lost one of her hands in the binding of Orannis, but now she has a new hand, one of gilded steel and Charter Magic. On a dangerous journey, Lirael returns to her childhood home, the Clayr’s Glacier, where she was once a Second Assistant Librarian. There, a young woman from the distant North brings her a message from her long-dead mother, Arielle. It is a warning about the Witch with No Face. But who is the Witch, and what is she planning?
by Garth Nix - Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance

After Lady Truthful's magical Newington Emerald is stolen from her she devises a simple plan: go to London to recover the missing jewel. She quickly learns, however, that a woman cannot wander the city streets alone without damaging her reputation, and she disguises herself as a mustache-wearing man. During Truthful's dangerous journey she discovers a crook, an unsuspecting ally, and an evil sorceress --- but will she find the Emerald?

by Garth Nix - Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Paranormal, Youth Fiction

TO HOLD THE BRIDGE showcases Garth Nix versatility as the collection offers nineteen short stories from every genre of literature including science fiction, paranormal, realistic fiction, mystery and adventure. Whether writing about vampires, detectives, ancient spirits or odd jobs Garth Nix's ability to pull his readers into new worlds is extraordinary.

by Garth Nix - Fantasy, Young Adult 12+

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?

by Garth Nix - Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Khemri believes that being a privileged Prince in a vast intergalactic Empire isn’t as great as it sounds. Constantly in danger from other Princes, he discovers mysteries within the hidden workings of the Empire and meets a young woman named Raine, who will challenge his view of the Empire, of Princes, and of himself.

written by Garth Nix, illustrated by Sean Williams - Fantasy
by Garth Nix - Fantasy

Since childhood, Sabriel has lived outside the walls of the Old Kingdom, away from the random power of Free Magic, and away from the Dead who refuse to stay dead. But now her father, the Charter-Mage Abhorsen, is missing, and to find him Sabriel must cross back into that world. With Mogget, whose feline form hides a powerful, perhaps malevolent spirit, and Touchstone, a young Charter Mage, Sabriel travels deep into the Old Kingdom. There she confronts an evil that threatens much more than her life --- and comes face-to-face with her own hidden destiny.