Set in 1980s London, The Left-Handed Booksellers of London follows eighteen-year-old Susan Arkshaw's quest to find her father, leading her to a secret society of left-handed, magical fighting booksellers who police the mythical Old World when it disastrously intrudes on the modern world.
Susan arrives in London to find answers, but before she can question crime boss Frank Thringley, he's turned to dust by the prick of a silver hatpin in the hands of the outrageously attractive Merlin.
This version of Merlin is an enigmatic, gender shape-shifter, proving once again why the bestselling author of Angel Mage is a master of weaving modern themes into classic fantasy.
About the author:
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: 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 Frogkisser! which is being developed as a film by Fox/Disney. His short fiction includes more than 60 published stories, some of them collected in Across the Wall and To Hold the Bridge. His most recent novel is Angel Mage. He has co-written several books with Sean Williams, including the Troubletwisters series; Spirit Animals Book Three: Blood Ties; Have Sword, Will Travel; and Let Sleeping Dragons Lie. More than six million copies of Garth's books have been sold around the world, they have appeared on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, The Bookseller and others, and his work has been translated into 42 languages. He has won multiple Aurealis Awards, the Ditmar Award, the Mythopoeic Award, CBCA Honour Book, and has been shortlisted for the Locus Awards, the Shirley Jackson Award and others.
The Left-Handed Booksellers of London
Allen & Unwin
Author: Garth Nix