by Garth Nix
(October 15th 2014, Harpercollins)
Clariel is the daughter of one of the most notable families in the Old Kingdom, with blood relations to the Abhorsen and, most important, to the King. She dreams of living a simple life but discovers this is hard to achieve when a dangerous Free Magic creature is loose in the city, her parents want to marry her off to a killer, and there is a plot brewing against the old and withdrawn King Orrikan. When Clariel is drawn into the efforts to find and capture the creature, she finds hidden sorcery within herself, yet it is magic that carries great dangers. Can she rise above the temptation of power, escape the unwanted marriage, and save the King?
I’m a huge fan of the Old Kingdom trilogy, so I’ve been literally looking forward to this one for years! The one thing that I’m uncertain about is the fact that, if you’ve read the first three books, you already know what becomes of Clariel. But hopefully, there’s enough action to make up for that.
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