Author(s): Garth Nix
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 alternate 17th 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..
PUBLICATION OCTOBER 2019
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+
From fantasy master Garth Nix comes a new world of angels, heroes, gunpowder and high magic.
Garth Nix has been a full-time writer since 2001, but has also worked as a literary agent, marketing consultant, book editor, book publicist, book sales representative, bookseller, and as a part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve. Garth's books include the Old Kingdom fantasy series, comprising Sabriel; Lirael; Abhorsen; Clariel and Goldenhand; SF novels Shade's Children and A Confusion of Princes; and a Regency romance with magic, Newt's Emerald. His novels for children include The Ragwitch; the six books of The Seventh Tower sequence; The Keys to the Kingdom series; and others. He has co-written several books with Sean Williams, including the Troubletwisters series; Spirit Animals Book Three: Blood Ties; Have Sword, Will Travel and the sequel, Let Sleeping Dragons Lie. A contributor to many anthologies and magazines, Garth's selected short fiction has been collected in Across the Wall and To Hold the Bridge. More than six million copies of his books have been sold around the world, they have appeared on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, Publishers Weekly and The Bookseller and his work has been translated into 42 languages. His recent book Frogkisser! is now being developed as a film by Twentieth Century Fox/Blue Sky Animation.