It’s Tuesday! The wonderful day that books are released to the world.
Today, I’m anticipating the release of Goldenhand by Garth Nix, which will be released Tuesday, October 11, 2016.
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.
I had a mini-heart attack when I found out that Garth Nix was coming out with another book in the Old Kingdom series. I devoured the first three in high school, and even though I don’t remember much about the plot, I remember how much I loved them. Nix’s world was dark and different. I’m really looking forward to delving back into this world.