Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (61)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. So here's a thing I'm really looking forward to: Clariel, by Garth Nix (HarperCollins, 14 October 2014).

Clariel is the daughter of the one of the most notable families in the Old Kingdom, with blood relations to the Abhorsen and, most importantly, to the King. When her family moves to the city of Belisaere, there are rumors that her mother is next in line for the throne. However, Clariel wants no part of it - a natural hunter, all she ever thinks about is escaping the city's confining walls and journeying back to the quiet, green world of the Great Forest.

But many forces conspire against Clariel's dream. 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is loose in the city, her parents want to marry her off to a killer, and there is a plot brewing against the old and withdrawn King Orrikan.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 discovers 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?


Abhorsen and its sequels were some of the most original fantasy novels I'd read in a long time, and I'm really excited that there's a new one in the series! Looks fabulous.

1 comment:

  1. It does look fabulous!
    At first I thought maybe this was another edition of Carrie by Stephen king (cuz of the cover).

    I like the cover by the way, esp. the rune (if it is a rune).
    Definitely something for me to check out.
    Great choice