Random News: Clariel’s USA Cover and Pre-Order Info

Hello Lovely Readers,

I am so excited to share with you some more information about Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen by Garth Nix. In a post on Buzzfeed that you view here, the USA cover was revealed, the plot synopsis, and the USA releases date. Tied in with the official release date is that the book is now available for pre-order! The USA release date is 14 October 2014, and the UK and Australian covers are most likely to be released in April (although exact timing is unknown). Check out the cover below, followed by the synopsis.

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is loose in the city, her parents want to marry her off to a killer, and there is a plot brewing against the old and withdrawn King Orrikan.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?

Also Nix had previously released on Twitter a hand drawn map of the world of The Old Kingdom series. Check that out below.

Are you guys as excited by this as we are? Will you be pre-ordering the book?

Until next time,


About Lynne

I am currently a PhD student of Forensic Psychology, which may explain the off mix of extremely morbid books sitting next to children’s books. Hailing from the Midwest in the United States of America, I have now lived in England for over 2 years (which will explain any strange grammar usage). From a very young age, my parents cultivated a love of reading, and never restricted what I read. When I reached middle school I began reading Shakespeare (a lifelong love affair), but had also discovered the wonders of young adult fiction. While the world may now expect me to read books more reflective of my age, I have fought this and am a strong supporter of the YA novel! Despite having very little free time, I still sets aside time for a reading every evening, and listens to books on my way to University. I dream of one day being a published novelist and published scientist!

One thought on “Random News: Clariel’s USA Cover and Pre-Order Info

  1. hennawrites says:

    A really interesting cover and that line sounds perfect. I can’t wait till its out, always wanted to find out what made or lead Chlorr the mask to her form in the Abhorsen trilogy, I hope that she has a chance at redemption somehow, though i think that is doubtful unless it ends at a point after the Abhorsen story/plot.

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