Daughter of the Clayr

by Garth Nix

On Sale: 04/30/2002


Daughter of the Clayr

by Garth Nix

On Sale: 04/30/2002


ALA Top 10 Best Book for Young Adults

New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age

IRA/CBC Young Adults’ Choice

American Bookseller Pick of the Lists

ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults

About the Book

In this riveting sequel to Sabriel, master of fantasy and globally bestselling author Garth Nix returns to the fantastic world of the Old Kingdom.

Who is Lirael? And what is her destiny?

Lirael has never felt like a true daughter of the Clayr. Abandoned by her mother, ignorant of her father’s identity, Lirael resembles no one else in her large extended family living in the Clayr’s Glacier. She doesn’t even have the Sight — the ability to see into the present and possible futures — that is the very birthright of the Clayr.

Nonetheless, it is Lirael in whose hands the fate of the Old Kingdom lies. She must undertake a desperate mission under the growing shadow of an ancient evil — one that opposes the Royal Family, blocks the Sight of the Clay; and threatens to break the very boundary between Life and Death itself.

With only her faithful companion, the Disreputable Dog, to help her, Lirael must find the courage to seek her own hidden destiny.

“What makes Lirael a delight is the magic that Nix brings to his story and to his characters.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Critical Praise

“Riveting.” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Superb characterization." - Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

- Publishers Weekly

“The action charges along at a gallop--a page turner for sure.” - ALA Booklist (starred review)

Praise for SABRIEL: “Rich, complex, involving, hard to put down, excellent high fantasy.” - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Nix has created an ingenious, icy world. The action charges along at a gallop. A page-turner for sure.” - ALA Booklist (starred review)

Sabriel is an engaging tale that slays sexual stereotypes along with its monsters.” - San Francisco Chronicle

Sabriel is a winner, 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. I congratulate Garth Nix. And I look forward to reading his next piece of work.” - Philip Pullman

“A wonderful new fantasy filled with rich and complex imagery.” - Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

“Nix’s monsters are scary and repulsive, his sense of humor is downright sneaky, and he puts his heroine through engrossing physical and emotional wringers. This book is guaranteed to keep readers up way past their bedtimes.” - School Library Journal


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060005429
  • ISBN 10: 0060005424
  • Imprint: HarperTeen
  • On Sale: 04/30/2002
  • Pages: 720
  • List Price:10.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / General
  • BISAC2 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
  • BISAC3 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Girls & Women
  • BISAC4 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
  • BISAC5 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Epic
  • BISAC6 : FICTION / Fantasy / Epic

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