Search for books, people and lists
Read This Twice
HomePeopleBooksSonaLibrariesSign in
Book SeriesThe Old Kingdom

The Old Kingdom Series

The Old Kingdom books in order

Lirael book cover
Sabriel book cover
Abhorsen book cover
6 books in series
Sort by
Series Order
Sabriel book cover
Book 1
Garth Nix - 1996-09-30 (first published in 1995)
Goodreads Rating
Sabriel is a thrilling fantasy novel about a young girl sent to a boarding school in Ancelstierre. With little experience with Free Magic or the Dead, Sabriel must venture into the Old Kingdom to find her missing father, the Abhorsen. In this exciting first installment of the Abhorsen series, author Garth Nix takes readers on a journey through a world where the line between life and death isn't always clear.
Lirael book cover
Book 2
Daughter of the Clayr (The Abhorsen Trilogy)
Garth Nix - 2015-12-30 (first published in 2001)
Goodreads Rating
In this gripping sequel to an award-winning book, a young woman named Lirael feels lost and alone without the abilities her people are born with. But when the fate of the Old Kingdom is threatened, Lirael must embark on a dangerous journey with her loyal companion to face an ancient evil. Join bestselling author Garth Nix in this spellbinding tale of destiny and peril.
Abhorsen book cover
Book 3
Garth Nix - 2003-01-01
Goodreads Rating
End-of-the-world levels of danger loom as Orannis the Destroyer is unleashed. Only Lirael, the newly minted Abhorsen-in-Waiting, has any chance of stopping it. Together with her trusty companions, Lirael must embark on a perilous journey to find a way to defeat the Destroyer before it's too late. This epic fantasy novel is an action-packed race against time that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.
Clariel book cover
Book 4
The Lost Abhorsen (Old Kingdom)
Garth Nix - 2014-10-14
Goodreads Rating
This epic fantasy adventure delves into the Old Kingdom, featuring dark magic, royalty, and a strong female protagonist. Clariel dreams of a simple life but finds herself embroiled in a dangerous plot against the King, a deadly Free Magic creature on the loose, and an unwanted marriage arrangement. With hidden sorcery within herself, Clariel must choose between the temptations of power and the greater good. A classic in the making, this book is perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare and Kristin Cashore.
Goldenhand book cover
Book 5
Garth Nix - 2016-10-11
Goodreads Rating
"Goldenhand" is the highly-anticipated fifth book in Garth Nix's Old Kingdom series, a must-read for fans of fantasy authors Rae Carson, Kristin Cashore, Scott Westerfeld, and Cassandra Clare. Following Lirael's journey, who now has a new hand made of Charter Magic, this book brings her back to her childhood home, the Clayr's Glacier, where she receives a warning from her deceased mother about the Witch with No Face. With her new powers, Lirael must save the Old Kingdom from this great danger to both the living and the dead.
Terciel and Elinor book cover
Book 6
Terciel and Elinor
Garth Nix - 2021-11-02
Goodreads Rating
Explore the never-before-told love story of Sabriel's parents in this long-awaited prequel to a classic fantasy series. In the Old Kingdom, where ancient and often terrible magics exist, Terciel is the Abhorsen-in-Waiting, tasked with making sure the Dead do not return to Life. Across the Wall in Ancelstierre, Elinor lives a secluded life until a plot by an ancient enemy brings Terciel to her doorstep. Join Elinor on a path that will take her into the Old Kingdom, into Terciel's life, and embroil her in the struggle of the Abhorsens against the Dead who refuse to stay dead.