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Terciel and Elinor

(The prequel to the Old Kingdom series)
A novel by

2022 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Novel (nominee)
2022 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature (nominee)

One of the greatest living fantasy writers . . . I will never get enough of the Old Kingdom' ? Sarah J. Maas


In a land where the dead will not stay dead, eighteen-year-old orphan Terciel is learning to wield a mighty and terrible power: necromancy.

For he is the Abhorsen-in-Waiting, the latest in a ancient line of necromancers tasked with protecting the Old Kingdom and preventing the Dead from crossing over to the realm of the living.

Across the Wall in Ancelstierre, where magic does not usually work, Elinor, nineteen, lives a secluded life. But when destiny intervenes, she finds herself on a path to love, danger, and an adventure into the dominion of the dead...

She does not know that she is deeply connected to the Old Kingdom until destiny places her on a path of magic, romance and a fight against the Dead who will not stay dead.

The Old Kingdom awaits in Terciel & Elinor, the eagerly awaited prequel to Garth Nix's iconic fantasy classic Sabriel.

'One of the greatest living fantasy writers . . . I will never get enough of the Old Kingdom' - Sarah J. Maas

'There is no joy like returning to the Old Kingdom . . . Nix sets the standard for fantasy' - Leigh Bardugo

'Passionate, compelling, and teeming with the fantastic, the story of Elinor and Terciel - a prequel to Nix's beloved Old Kingdom classics - will charm new readers and thrill longtime fans.' - Cassandra Clare

'A fantasy that reads like realism. Here is a world with the same solidity and four-dimensional authority as our own, created with invention, clarity and intelligence' - Phillip Pullman

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

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