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Goldenhand - Garth Nix (Book Review)

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Goldenhand by Garth Nix is a continuation of his Old Kingdom series which started in Sabriel. I remember reading Sabriel when I was younger and becoming completely enamoured by the world described.

Goldenhand - Garth Nix (Book Review) |

It was unlike anything I had ever read.

Sabriel is the story of a young woman who unexpectedly learns that she is an Abhorsen. The official necromancer of the Old Kingdom. That story continues with Lirael and Abhorsen where we discover Sabriel has a half-sister she didn't know about, and her destiny intertwines very closely with Sabriel's.

Goldenhand continues Lirael's story after the events of Abhorsen, as she settles into her new role when a new threat looms over the Old Kingdom and a messenger desperately tries to get a message to the Clayr with disastrous results. The witch with no face is becoming a powerful enemy, and it's up to Lirael as the Abhorsen-In-Waiting to stop her whilst Sabriel and her husband King Touchstone take a much needed holiday. 

The writing is exactly the same in each novel and it was like catching up with an old friend as I immersed myself into the world of Sabriel and Lirael.

I'll be honest, I wish there had been more Sabriel in this novel because I really like her and her story, but I can understand why the author pushed Lirael as the new generation.

At its core it's a love story with magic and adventure thrown in, it will certainly keep you up at night as it did me!

I'd recommend this novel if you want to try something different but I'd also recommend reading Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen first to truly enjoy it.

Goldenhand (The Old Kingdom)
By Garth Nix


Goldenhand by Garth Nix book review. Set in the Old Kingdom series, this is a continuation of Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen |