Books by Garth Nix

CLARIEL by Garth Nix
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A thunderstorm of a tale, bitter and brutal but dazzling in its ferocity. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Selfishness and betrayal provoke inexorable tragedy in this dark prequel to a beloved fantasy trilogy. Read full book review >
THE MONSTER by Garth Nix
Released: June 1, 2012

"This gripping fantasy for the middle-grade set delivers magic and delightful dollops of ick. (Urban fantasy. 8-12)"
Beginning where Troubletwisters (2011) left off, twins Jaide and Jack Shield struggle to harness their magical powers while tracking a rat-regurgitating monster and battling dark forces. Read full book review >
Released: May 15, 2012

"Space battles! Political intrigue! Engineered warriors! Techno-wizardry! Assassins! Pirates! Rebels! Duels! Secrets, lies, sex and True Love! What more can anybody ask for? (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Exuberant and insightful, this science-fiction bildungsroman grapples with the essential question: "Who am I?" Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Thoroughly ridiculous and hugely enjoyable. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
These four lighthearted fantasy and science-fiction tales feature heroic children in extremely silly adventures. Read full book review >
Released: July 1, 2005

"Fans will eagerly anticipate this volume and find a nice range of writing from one of the leading fantasy writers at work today. (introduction) (Fiction. 12+)"
The opening story of this collection, a 90-page novella, is the lure for the many fans of Nix's The Abhorsen Trilogy—Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen. Read full book review >
ABHORSEN by Garth Nix
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"This one is breathtaking, bittersweet, and utterly unforgettable. (Fiction. YA)"
Nix (Lirael, 2001, etc.) brings his trilogy to a literally earth-shattering conclusion. Read full book review >
LIRAEL by Garth Nix
Released: April 30, 2001

"Readers who like their fantasy intense in action, magisterial in scope, and apocalyptic in consequences will revel in every word, especially the last three: 'To be continued.' (Fiction. YA)"
In a riveting sequel to his acclaimed Sabriel (not reviewed), Nix recreates his trademark mélange of horror and fantasy. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 30, 1997

"The author pulls off a happy ending without straining credibility largely through the characters' sacrifice—a satisfying end to an action-adventure with uncommon appeal outside the genre. (Fiction. 12-14)"
This novel from Nix (Sabriel, 1995, not reviewed) combines plenty of comic-book action in a sci-fi setting to produce an exciting read. Read full book review >