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Devoted Old Kingdom fans, your wait is almost over! CLARIEL is the long awaited prequel to the Old Kingdom trilogy, and in it Garth Nix weaves a story that is as rich and compelling as the original Abhorsen novels. CLARIEL is set approximately six hundred years before the birth of Sabriel.

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Clariel is the daughter of the one of the most notable families in the Old Kingdom, with blood relations to the Abhorsen and, most importantly, to the King. When her family moves to the city of Belisaere, there are rumors that her mother is next in line for the throne. However, Clariel wants no part of it—a natural hunter, all she ever thinks about is escaping the city’s confining walls and journeying back to the quiet, green world of the Great Forest.

But many forces conspire against Clariel’s dream. 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is loose in the city, her parents want to marry her off to a killer, and there is a plot brewing against the old and withdrawn King Orrikan.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 discovers 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?

Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen goes on sale October 14, 2014 in the US! Pre-order a copy at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound. For more retailers, click here.

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Garth Nix, one of the most-talked-about names in fantasy, is the author of Lirael, Sabriel, Abhorsen, The Ragwitch, Shade's Children, and A Confusion of Princes.