About the Book
Lirael is no longer a shy Second Assistant Librarian – she’s now the Abhorsen-in-Waiting, with a new hand, one of gilded steel and Charter Magic.
When she discovers Nicholas Sayre lying unconscious, she uses her powers to save him. But the attack has left Nicholas tainted with Free Magic, so together they embark on a dangerous journey to seek help at Lirael’s childhood home, the Clayr’s Glacier. Ferin, a young woman from the distant North, is travelling to meet them, bearing a warning from Lirael’s long-dead mother about the Witch With No Face. But who is the Witch, and what is she planning?
Lirael must save the Old Kingdom from this great danger – and it must be forestalled not only in the living world but also in the cold, remorseless river of Death.
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What people are saying...
“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 #1 New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series
“There is no joy like returning to the Old Kingdom … Goldenhand delivers the bleak, beautiful magic only Garth Nix can create – impeccable in its details,harrowing in its action.”
– LEIGH BARDUGO, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Six of Crows
“Packed with the excitement and passion of a storytelling virtuoso at the height of his abilities.”
– BRANDON SANDERSON, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Stormlight Archive and Reckoners series