GARTH RICHARD NIX IS AN AUSTRALIAN WRITER WHO SPECIALISES IN CHILDREN'S AND YOUNG ADULT FANTASY NOVELS, NOTABLY THE _OLD KINGDOM_, _SEVENTH TOWER_ AND _KEYS TO THE KINGDOM_ SERIES. Before becoming a fantasy writer, he worked his way through the publishing industry, as a bookseller, sales rep, publicist, editor and then literary agent. He is a multiple bestselling author, and winner - twice - of the Aurealis Award.
GARTH JOINS US, RATHER FITTINGLY, IN THE BOOKSHOP FOR _THE SINISTER BOOKSELLERS OF BATH,_ A WINTRY RETURN TO THE SOMEWHAT ALTERNATE 1980S ENGLAND OF _THE LEFT-HANDED BOOKSELLERS OF LONDON_.
_There is often trouble of a mythical sort in Bath._
_The booksellers who police the Old World keep a careful watch there, particularly on the entity who inhabits the ancient hot spring. Yet this time it is not from Sulis Minerva that trouble starts. It comes from the discovery of a sorcerous map, leading left-handed bookseller Merlin into great danger. A desperate rescue is attempted by his sister the right-handed bookseller Vivien and their friend, art student Susan Arkshaw, who is still struggling to deal with her own recently discovered magical heritage.
_The map takes the trio to a place separated from this world, maintained by deadly sorcery performed by an Ancient Sovereign and guarded by monstrous living statues of Purbeck marble. But this is only the beginning, as the booksellers investigate centuries of disappearances and deaths and try to unravel the secrets of the murderous Lady of Stone, a serial killer of awesome powers.
_If they do not stop her, she will soon kill again. And this time, her target is not an ordinary mortal..._
"Garth Nix is one of the best world-builders in fantasy." ~ Brandon Sanderson
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