Angel Mage

Author(s): Garth Nix

Young Adult Fiction

A high fantasy adventure full of pistols, swashbuckling, angels and heroes, Angel Mage is also a breathtaking story about love and power, obsession and passion.


The icon-maker and angel-summoner Liliath, long believed dead, has woken from her century-long sleep to pick up the threads of a plan that has already destroyed one kingdom and may yet destroy another. To succeed, Liliath must bring together Agnez the musketeer, Simeon the doctor, Dorotea the mage, and Henri, one of the Cardinal's clerks, and take them into utmost danger ...

Set in an alternative seventeenth century where angels can be summoned (and controlled) by those with a talent for magic, Angel Mage is an action-packed story of angels, heroes, gunpowder and high magic.


Sasha's Review:

A standalone novel from YA fantasy master Garth Nix, loosely inspired by The Three Musketeers.

Centuries ago, the country of Ystara fell when their patron Angel, Pallenniel, vanished and the Ash Blood Plague rose to ravage the land: either killing or transforming the sufferers into nightmarish creatures with iron tough skin and an insatiable bloodlust - Beastlings. The uninfected citizens fled into the surrounding lands, where their descendants are still shunned and feared as they still carry the potential to be turned Beastling by the slightest touch of another Angel's magic.

Now, four youths from disparate backgrounds are gathered under her the the command of the Cardinal: a Doctor, a Clerk, a Musketeer and a Scholar. Sent to discover the secrets beyond the forbidden border, they must first understand the link between the Angels and the Plague, and why the Angels grow restless again after all these years.

With this book, Nix invites fans old and new on an original adventure with familiar trappings - you've seen Musketeers, Angels and Monsters, but never like this. There's drinking, brawling, skulduggery and murder as the past rises up to threaten the future. Recommended for ages 13+


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General Fields

  • : 9781760526511
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin Children's Books
  • : January 2021
  • : {"length"=>["19.8"], "width"=>["12.8"], "units"=>["Centimeters"]}
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Garth Nix
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : 496