Sabriel (Old Kingdom, #1)

by Garth Nix

Tommy Arnold (Illustrator)

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Book cover for Sabriel

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Sent to a boarding school in Ancelstierre as a young child, Sabriel has had little experience with the random power of Free Magic or the Dead who refuse to stay dead in the Old Kingdom. But during her final semester, her father, the Abhorsen, goes missing, and Sabriel knows she must enter the Old Kingdom to find him. She soon finds companions in Mogget, a cat whose aloof manner barely conceals its malevolent spirit, and Touchstone, a young Charter Mage long imprisoned by magic, now free in body but still trapped by painful memories.

As the three travel deep into the Old Kingdom, threats mount on all sides. And every step brings them closer to a battle that will pit them against the true forces of life and death—and bring Sabriel face-to-face with her own destiny.

Exclusive edition from Daphne Press. The book is bound with an all new, exclusive wraparound cover, illustrated by Tommy Arnold. Includes a foreword from the author and 25th anniversary bonus content, including the short story "One Wyverley Summer."

The book is housed in a faux leather textured slipcase with a gold foil charter symbol on both sides. Signed on a full colour page featuring the original Sabriel cover art by Leo & Diane Dillon. Has a ribbon marker and coloured endpapers featuring Sabriel's bells art by Gavin Reece.

Limited to 2000 signed and numbered copies.

  • Publish Date February 2022 (first published 1 January 1950)
  • Publish Status Forthcoming
  • Publish Country GB
  • Imprint Daphne Press