Terciel & Elinor

Terciel & Elinor


A thrilling, atmospheric dive into the history of the Abhorsen, featuring Sabriel’s parents, Terciel and Elinor. In the Old Kingdom, a land of ancient and often terrible magics, 18 year-old orphan Terciel is learning the art of necromancy – but not to raise the Dead, rather to lay them to rest. He is the Abhorsen-in-Waiting, the latest in a long line of people whose task it is to make sure the Dead do not return to Life. Across the Wall in Ancelstierre, a steam-age country where magic usually does not work, 19 year-old Elinor lives a secluded life, her only friends an old governess and an even older groom who was once a famous circus performer. Her mother is a tyrant, feared by all despite her sickness and impending death. Elinor does not know she is deeply connected to the Old Kingdom, until a plot by an ancient enemy of the Abhorsens brings Terciel to Ancelstierre.

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One of the greatest living fantasy writers . . . I will never get enough of the Old Kingdom' ? Sarah J. MaasDISCOVER THE INTERNATIONAL SMASH HIT FANTASY SERIES FROM AWARD WINNING AUTHOR GARTH NIX In a land where the dead will not stay dead, eighteen-year-old orphan Terciel is learning to wield a mighty and terrible power: necromancy. For he is the Abhorsen-in-Waiting, the latest in a ancient line of necromancers tasked with protecting the Old Kingdom and preventing the Dead from crossing over to the realm of the living. Across the Wall in Ancelstierre, where magic does not usually work, Elinor, nineteen, lives a secluded life. But when destiny intervenes, she finds herself on a path to love, danger, and an adventure into the dominion of the dead... She does not know that she is deeply connected to the Old Kingdom until destiny places her on a path of magic, romance and a fight against the Dead who will not stay dead. The Old Kingdom awaits in Terciel & Elinor, the eagerly awaited prequel to Garth Nix's iconic fantasy classic Sabriel.'One of the greatest living fantasy writers . . . I will never get enough of the Old Kingdom' - Sarah J. Maas 'There is no joy like returning to the Old Kingdom . . . Nix sets the standard for fantasy' - Leigh Bardugo 'Passionate, compelling, and teeming with the fantastic, the story of Elinor and Terciel - a prequel to Nix's beloved Old Kingdom classics - will charm new readers and thrill longtime fans.' - Cassandra Clare'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' - Phillip Pullman

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Weight0.667 kg
Dimensions24 × 16.2 × 3.8 cm










Hardback original


823.92 (edition:23)


Young Adult / Code: C