Goldenhand For everyone and everything there is a time to die 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 Sh

  • Title: Goldenhand
  • Author: Garth Nix
  • ISBN: 9780061561580
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Hardcover
  • For everyone and everything there is a time to die.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 MagiFor everyone and everything there is a time to die.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 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 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.

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    • Garth Nix

      Garth Nix was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia, to the sound of the Salvation Army band outside playing Hail the Conquering Hero Comes or possibly Roll Out the Barrel Garth left Melbourne at an early age for Canberra the federal capital and stayed there till he was nineteen, when he left to drive around the UK in a beat up Austin with a boot full of books and a Silver Reed typewriter.Despite a wheel literally falling off the Austin, Garth survived to return to Australia and study at the University of Canberra After finishing his degree in 1986 he worked in a bookshop, then as a book publicist, a publisher s sales representative, and editor Along the way he was also a part time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve, serving in an Assault Pioneer platoon for four years Garth left publishing to work as a public relations and marketing consultant from 1994 1997, till he became a full time writer in 1998 He did that for a year before joining Curtis Brown Australia as a part time literary agent in 1999 In January 2002 Garth went back to dedicated writer again, despite his belief that full time writing explains the strange behaviour of many authors.He now lives in Sydney with his wife, two sons and lots of books.

    311 thoughts on “Goldenhand

    • GoldenhandGarth Nix (Note: For an explanation of my policy, please see here.)Anyone who hasn’t read Sabriel, the beginning of the Old Kingdom books by Garth Nix, is missing out. I consider reading it, during the years I was trying to break in, to be one of the fundamental experiences that helped me shape my philosophy on magic systems and worldbuilding.Needless to say, I love the magic and worldbuilding of these books—though perhaps someday I’ll do a review of Sabriel itself, and delve in [...]

    • I have very mixed feelings about Goldenhand. First things first, Sabriel is my favorite book and has been since I first read it in middle school. I am now 28, and I have reread Sabriel and the original Old Kingdom Trilogy more times than I can count. I was somewhat disappointed with Clariel, but was excited to hear that we would be revisiting the Old Kingdom and our beloved characters in Goldenhand. My expectations were high, but tempered with my "meh" feelings toward Clariel.The Good: We get to [...]

    • December 2016: I have so much thoughts right now. So I will ask myself questions and then answer them. (This is a good way to trick yourself into writing things when you don't know what to write about.)First, is this a worthy successor to the original Abhorsen trilogy (which is one of my favorite fantasy series)? Yes. Is it everything I wanted from a sequel? No. Did I even know what I wanted from it? Weeeeelll, yes and no. Is it a perfect book? No. Ultimately, does it matter that it isn't perfec [...]


    • 3.5 stars. I wanted to love this. I really really did. I mean, I've been obsessed with this series since I was 12, and I'm now 33. And I think in part, that was WHY I didn't love it. Don't get me wrong, I basically lost my shit when I saw there was a new Old Kingdom book coming out. But I think I had SUCH HIGH EXPECTATIONS for it that this could never actually meet them. What I wanted was Lirael/Nick, lots of encounters with the dead, and plenty of fun times with characters that I've known and l [...]

    • There are so many interesting directions this book could have taken and instead, the author decided to shoe horn an unlikely romance into Lirael's life because apparently she can only find happiness if she has a man?Major Spoilers Ahead:(view spoiler)[This book is not a satisfying read. The only new character the author created is a perfect Mary Sue with no inner depth. She was a human sacrifice but we never get to see what it's like to grow up knowing that you will be possessed by a demon. The [...]

    • This review was originally posted on Young Adult At HeartFirst of all, I had absolutely NO IDEA that the ebook I was given to review from Edelweiss was only a partial copy of the book. There was no warning anywhere – I had to stumble over an announcement made on from Nix himself saying it was only a partial review copy before the rage in me simmered down from what I believed was a cliffhanger ending and an unwrapped up plot. I was HOPPING MAD that Nix could betray a trusted reader like that, [...]

    • I'm disappointed. I absolutely loved Clariel and had high hopes for the true sequel to Abhorsen. What we got was the first *half* of a sequel to Abhorsen. Very little actually happens - quite literally the majority of the story is the travel of the main characters of each major story - and absolutely nothing has been resolved.I can't help but wonder if because this is being marketed as YA that they chose to divide this book into two instead of just writing the 700-800 page book that the story so [...]

    • A warning: spoilers!I should like to say that this series is dear to me and it holds a deep and special place in my heart. Nix does a number of things with Goldenhand well, not least of all juggling multiple strong characters together in a single scene (looking at the map room scenes here). To continue, though, I think of this book as The Great Extended Epilogue.So much of the pacing was strange. Ferin's chapters were very serious--even somber at times--and high action, life or death stuff. Lira [...]

    • I received a copy of this book for free from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Also posted on my blog, Rinn Reads.And here it is at last, my long overdue review of Goldenhand by Garth Nix. I started reading this as soon as it landed on my doormat, and read it in two days – back in October. Sadly, due to my preparations for Sci-Fi Month, and the fact that sometimes I take FOREVER to get my thoughts together, it has taken me this long to write my review up.I first read Sabriel, th [...]

    • This was awesome. I loved basically everything about it. Lirael is just wonderful and I love the person she's grown to be. I loved watching her and Nick interact. At first they were so awkward it was just adorable! And we got to see all of the old crew, which I am a fan of, ESPECIALLY MOGGET MY PRECIOUS LITTLE CAT SON! I want to read a book devoted to Mogget- someone (cough Nix) make that happen pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee. This book felt like it was more mystery than the others. I didn't really know wh [...]

    • I hate to say it but Garth Nix should have stopped after Clariel. It's the curse of the last book in that it was just not as good as previous works in the series.OK, the world-building was still great, the magic system still innovative and the writing very good. But, I think Goldenhand could have been better.There were so many threads in this one which took a while to come together. And actually I had inklings all along about how the novel was going to build up to its climax. Ferin's pov chapter [...]

    • A mixed bag. The story felt a bit too neat and tidy, and I felt that some of the characters felt a bit I don't know diminished? Simplified? than they are in the earlier books. Some of the cameos felt a bit forced too, with the exception of one in particular which was phenomenally powerful and central to the story. The world building was a wonderful and vivid extension to the Old Kingdom, and despite my misgiving about the story it does give the sense that the events are happenings in a world tha [...]

    • "I HAVE NO WORDS AND I LOVE THIS UNIVERSE SO MUCH."That's what I predicted I would say. I wasn't completely wrong, because I do love this universe so much, but I do have a few words. Namely, I am so here for pretty much everything that happened in this book. I do agree with whoever said it was too neat -- it was tied up just a little bit too neatly for my taste. That said, I still loved what we got. Break my heart, why don't you, Garth Nix.I think most of what I'm feeling right now is "I could h [...]

    • I've been an avid Old Kingdom fan since I discovered Sabriel in middle school. Some 15 years later, I've hung on every Old Kingdom word (Sabriel is still my favorite). Unfortunately some of those words are not as well put together as others.I wish I could say I liked Goldenhand, but really, I didn't. The plot felt both drawn out and rushed, as Nix spent 60% of the book detailing arduous journeys, and 30% of the book trying to nail down forced romances and 10% of the book on the actual plot. This [...]

    • THIS REVIEW MAY HAVE SPOILERS!Enchanted. I am entirely enchanted by this world that continues to be so rich, and these characters who are such a joy to be around. I feel so happy to have read Goldenhand yet so sad to part with these amazing characters and world once again.And despite me frantically waving my pompoms as I cheer for this book, it was not a perfect book. There are some things, both new and old, that prevented Goldenhand from getting a full 5/5.First, the pace was a little off, part [...]

    • Every bit as captivating and rich as the original Old Kingdom trilogy. An incredible piece of work that yet again shows Garth Nix's brilliant talents. I have to say, immediately a better and more fulfilling read than Clariel. Great to see the"humanity" of some of my favorite heroes.

    • Yes!!!! Garth Nix, you can do no wrong!Other than have no release date :(Meme to express the feels to come

    • So, I recently listed Lirael, the main character of Goldenhand, as my ultimate Book Girlfriend. Here’s what I said about her:"If there’s anyone who’s a direct inspiration for Clove, it’s Lirael. She lives in a huge underground library and is too shy to even talk to the other librarians. Instead she spends her time exploring its thousand year old depths with her magic dog sidekick. She also can transform into a otter.It’s hard to articulate how much Lirael meant to me as a teenager. It [...]

    • Great continuation of the Abhorsens series! Loved every page. Really good story, no stones left unturned and a really good pace for it. Lirael story developped nicely, glad to see that all characters besides herself were accounted for :-)

    • Goldenhand takes up a few months after Abhorsen leaves off. Sabriel, Touchstone, and Sameth make cameos at the very end, but for the most part, this is Lirael's story. Lirael is now the official Abhorsen-in-Waiting. Sabriel and King Touchstone are away on vacation, leaving Lirael in charge of managing any pressing necromantic problems in the Old Kingdom during their absence. When she receives a message from Nicholas Sayre -- Prince Sameth's former classmate, the unwitting tool of Orannis, Lirael [...]

    • If you read Mistborn trilogy, cried a river and then, desperate for more, read The Alloy Law trilogy you will be familiar with the still-hungry tale of disappointment that followst that the Wax & Wayne books weren't fantastic, they were, but after the original Mistborn it felt a little *too* YA and much too shallow and all of this is only because both authors surpassed all standards-of-ever with the immense world building in their first series.If this book had come out a year or two after Ab [...]

    • I very much enjoyed Goldenhand - the world of the Abhorsens is richly drawn (to the point where I think you could run a roleplaying game magic system off of it), and the characters are compelling and well constructed. With all that said, I think I will only give this one four stars, because it moved down slightly from the perfection that is Abhorsen, my favorite book of the series. (Sabriel was also extremely good.) In Goldenhand, Lirael is spared for the moment from having to save the world, an [...]

    • So I reread the entire series in preparation for reading this and I'm really glad I did, because this book really feels like the tying of the final ribbon over the events of the the original trilogy. It's going to be sad to think that this is maybe the last of the Sabriel/Lirael books, but I can't really complain about how it ended. I am very satisfied and very happy with it. Full rtc to come when it isn't 3am.

    • I have waited for over a decade to read the continuation of the Abhorsen story and I happy to say that Goldenhand absolutely delivered. I feel happy and satisfied and also relieved, as a lot was riding on this book for me - Abhorsen is one of my favourite series and one I have a very strong emotional connection to, so I will elaborate a bit further.Sabriel was originally published in 1996 but I read it first when I was in middle or early high school - I don't remember the exact year but it was p [...]

    • Goldenhand was a great addition to the Old Kingdom series. As usual, I wanted more from the story. There are so many things that I need explanations for. Hopefully, Nix will produce something pretty quickly. I really must know more about Ferin: she was an amazing addition to an already supreme cast of characters.

    • More reviews available at my blog, Beauty and the Bookworm.This is a walking book, which was immensely disappointing. Here's the thing. This is the fifth book in a series. The first book could be read as a stand-alone. The second and third were closely linked and could be read as a duo, but really drew on the first book. The fourth was a prequel, set far before the first three, and wasn't the same in quality though it did give some fascinating character backstory to villain encountered in anothe [...]

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