***THIS IS NOT A DRILL, ABHORSEN FANS.*** Gird your bells, fellow Old Kingdomers, there is a fifth book coming in Garth Nix‘s Abhorsen series!!!!! This new book coming out on October 11th is the sequel to Abhorsen (so it’s not a prequel like Clariel was) and follows the adventures of Lirael and Nicholas Sayre.
We’ll get to the official summary in just a moment, because right now we want to show you the book cover!
First, here’s a quick reminder of what all the other covers look like in this beloved, classic, fantasy series:
Are you ready to see the cover for Goldenhand? HERE IT IS!!!!
Lirael is no longer a shy Second Assistant Librarian. She is the Abhorsen-in-Waiting, with Dead creatures to battle and Free Magic entities to bind. She’s also a Remembrancer, wielder of the Dark Mirror. 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.
When Lirael finds Nicholas Sayre lying unconscious after being attacked by a hideous Free Magic creature, she uses her powers to save him. But Nicholas is deeply tainted with Free Magic. Fearing it will escape the Charter mark that seals it within his flesh and bones, Lirael seeks help for Nick at her childhood home, the Clayr’s Glacier.
But even as Lirael and Nick return to the Clayr, a young woman named Ferin from the distant North braves the elements and many enemies in a desperate attempt to deliver a message to Lirael from her long-dead mother, Arielle. Ferin brings a dire warning about the Witch with No Face. But who is the Witch, and what is she planning?
Once more a great danger threatens the Old Kingdom, and it must be forestalled not only in the living world, but also in the cold, remorseless river of Death.
Goldenhand is the long-awaited fifth installment of Garth Nix’s New York Times bestselling Old Kingdom series.
Goldenhand goes on sale October 11, 2016.
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