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Garth Nix with Laini Taylor: Terciel and Elinor

Garth Nix with Laini Taylor: Terciel and Elinor

Tuesday, November 02, 2021 - 07:00PM ET
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Celebrate the release of Terciel & Elinor, a new Old Kingdom prequel, with author Garth Nix, in conversation with Laini Taylor, bestselling author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy! All tickets include a copy of Terciel & Elinor and a signed bookplate.

AND: The first 12 attendees to register will be invited to a pre-event virtual meet & greet with Garth!*

*If you are among the first twelve registrants, we will contact you by email to let you know that you qualify for the meet and greet! You must reply to that email by the date named in that email to receive a meet and greet Zoom link. The meet and greet will take place from 6-6:30PM ET on November 2.

Terciel & Elinor

Bestselling novelist Garth Nix returns to the Old Kingdom for the never-before-told love story of Sabriel’s parents, Terciel and Elinor, and the charter magic that brought them together—and threatened to tear them apart.

In the Old Kingdom, a land of ancient and often terrible magics, eighteen year-old orphan Terciel learns the art of necromancy from his great-aunt Tizanael. But not to raise the Dead, rather to lay them to rest. He is the Abhorsen-in-Waiting, and Tizanael is the Abhorsen, the latest in a long line of people whose task it is to make sure the Dead do not return to Life.

Across the Wall in Ancelstierre, a steam-age country where magic usually does not work, nineteen year-old Elinor lives a secluded life. Her only friends an old governess and an even older groom who was once a famous circus performer. Her mother is a tyrant, who is feared by all despite her sickness and impending death...but perhaps there is even more to fear from that.

Elinor does not know she is deeply connected to the Old Kingdom, nor that magic can sometimes come across the Wall, until a plot by an ancient enemy of the Abhorsens brings Terciel and Tizanael to Ancelstierre. In a single day of fire and death and loss, Elinor finds herself set on a path which will take her into the Old Kingdom, into Terciel’s life, and will embroil her in the struggle of the Abhorsens against the Dead who will not stay dead.

Garth Nix is a New York Times bestselling novelist of the Old Kingdom fantasy series, beginning with Sabriel and continuing to Terciel & Elinor, and many other sci-fi novels, short stories, and series. You can find him online at

Laini Taylor is the New York Times bestselling author of the Printz Honor Book Strange the Dreamer and its sequel, Muse of Nightmares. Taylor is also the author of the global sensation the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy and the companion novella Night of Cake & Puppets.