Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we spotlight an upcoming book release we're especially looking forward to!
Here's my pick this week:
Goldenhand by Garth NixTHIS IS NOT A DRILL. The fifth Old Kingdom book has a title and a cover!! Admittedly, I only discovered the title one or two weeks prior, so imagine my surprise when I stumbled on this pretty late last week. Obviously, I need to stop trying to drag out the series and read Clariel and the Across the Wall collection - especially The Creature in the Case story - since Goldenhand is supposed to take place after the events of that one. I can not wait to be reunited with my beloved Lirael and Nicholas for yet another adventure ♥ I read about so many fans that have been waiting for Goldenhand since Abhorsen came out in 2003 and honestly? I would have died waiting that long! October already seems like a lifetime away O.O
Expected Publication: October 11th 2016 by Harper Collins
Lirael is no longer a shy Second Assistant Librarian. She is the Abhorsen-in-Waiting, with Dead creatures to battle and Free Magic entities to bind. She’s also a Remembrancer, wielder of the Dark Mirror. Lirael lost one of her hands in the binding of Orannis, but now she has a new hand, one of gilded steel and Charter Magic.
When Lirael finds Nicholas Sayre lying unconscious after being attacked by a hideous Free Magic creature, she uses her powers to save him. But Nicholas is deeply tainted with Free Magic. Fearing it will escape the Charter mark that seals it within his flesh and bones, Lirael seeks help for Nick at her childhood home, the Clayr’s Glacier.
But even as Lirael and Nick return to the Clayr, a young woman named Ferin from the distant North braves the elements and many enemies in a desperate attempt to deliver a message to Lirael from her long-dead mother, Arielle. Ferin brings a dire warning about the Witch with No Face. But who is the Witch, and what is she planning?
Once more a great danger threatens the Old Kingdom, and it must be forestalled not only in the living world, but also in the cold, remorseless river of Death.
Goldenhand is the long-awaited fifth installment of Garth Nix’s New York Times bestselling Old Kingdom series.
Where are my Old Kingdom fans at?
Are you excited about this one??