Garth Nix

Reviews of books by this author:

To Hold the Bridge

I’m a big fan of Nix’s Old Kingdom series, but haven’t read any of his other works. This is sold on the back of that world but only contains one story relating to it, the rest are a series of unrelated, self-contained shorts. As with any compilation, some are better than others. There’s plenty of – Read the rest of this review


This is a prequel to the books of the Old Kingdom series (also known as the Abhorsen Chronicles) of which I am a fan. The events take place some six hundred years prior to the first book of the series. It follows the titular character as she arrives in the capital, Belisaere. Her mother is an – Read the rest of this review


I’ve loved each of the books in the Old Kingdom trilogy and this one was no exception. The best book I’ve read recently without doubt. At once inventive and stirring, tragic and heroic, nerve jangling and exhilarating, he keeps you guessing what will happen to the characters right to the satisfying end. It’s a shame – Read the rest of this review


I’ve previously read Sabriel, the forerunner to this book, and, while it took some time to get going, was impressed enough to stick Lirael and Abhorsen (the follow on to this book), on my wish list and have had them sat on my shelf for some time. Unlike Sabiel, which is a self-contained novel, Lirael – Read the rest of this review


I picked up the recommendation for Sabriel in a few different places with everyone rating it highly, but for the first half, maybe two-thirds, I was teetering on the edge of walking away from the book. In the end I was glad I stuck with it, but the story takes a very long time to – Read the rest of this review