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Allen & Unwin, 2003 - Fantasy - 409 pages
The first book in the Old Kingdom trilogy, this is compelling high fantasy in a gripping tale of a young heroine who must do battle in Death itself to defeat a powerful enemy.

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User Review  - fionaanne - LibraryThing

A solid read but really failed to blow me away. Having heard a number of positive reviews, I expected more from Mr. Nix. It wasn't as fast-paced as I would have hoped and the pacing seemed ... Read full review

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User Review  - Codonnelly - LibraryThing

As heard in the insanely catchy theme song of Netflix’s The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, “females are strong as hell.” Garth Nix’s Old Kingdom series can attest to that, as all five novels focus on the ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Garth Nix was born in Melbourne, Australia on July 19, 1963. He graduated from the University of Canberra in 1986 and worked various jobs within the publishing industry until 1994. After a stint in public relations, he returned to books and took up writing as a career. He is the author of Blood Ties, Clariel, Newt's Emerald, the Old Kingdom series, The Seventh Tower series, and The Keys to the Kingdom series. In 1999, he received a Golden Duck Award for Australian Contribution to Children's Science Fiction. To Hold the Bridge was named Best Collection by the 2015 Aurealis Awards. His novella, By Frogsled and Lizardback to Outcast Venusian Lepers, was named Best Science Fiction Novella by the 2015 Aurealis Awards. In 2018, he won the 2017 Aurealis Award for the Best science-fiction short story.

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