ClarieleBook - 2014
Ignoring rumors about her family's claim to the throne after moving to the city of Belisaere, Clariel dreams of escaping to a hunter's life while trying to outmaneuver a Free Magic creature, an unwanted betrothal and a plot against King Orrikan. Simultaneous eBook. 100,000 first printing.
Award-winning author Garth Nix returns to the Old Kingdom with a thrilling prequel complete with dark magic, royalty, dangerous action, a strong heroine, and flawless world building. This epic fantasy adventure is destined to be a classic and is perfect for fans of Rae Carson, Kristin Cashore, Scott Westerfeld, and Cassandra Clare.
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is loose in the city, her parents want to marry her off to a killer, and there is a plot brewing against the old and withdrawn King Orrikan.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?
"The story of how Clariel became a Free Magic Sorcerer, set 600 years before the birth of Sabriel"--
From Library Staff
Wondering what the "A" is about in some acronyms? Meet Clariel, who's emphatically asexual and aromantic. It stands alone, but it's part of a wonderful fantasy series that many ages can enjoy!
PimaLib_JusdinaNB Dec 27, 2014
** spoiler alert ** I wasn't enraptured with this Old Kingdom book the same way I was with the first three. I think I knew pretty early on that Clariel would become Chlorr of the Mask and therefore I struggled with loving the character. It was also somewhat heartbreaking to see this young girl wh... Read More »
PimaLib_LisaB Oct 26, 2014
Contains some minor spoilers: For some reason I thought this was about Lirael's mum. It's not, but it is still a prequel. Clariel is a young woman caught up in the power plays of The Old Kingdom 600 years before Sabriel was born.
Pluses: Mogget! We meet Abhorsens when they were a large family... Read More »
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