The annual Boskone Book Club continues in 2016! Join us for a conversation that brings con-goers together to consider one noteworthy work at length. This year we are reading Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen by Guest of Honor Garth Nix.
Boskone’s own Bob Kuhn will lead the discussion; Garth Nix will join the group halfway through for a short Q&A about the book. To participate, please read the book and come ready with your observations.
Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen by Garth Nix
Book 4, a prequel to the New York Times bestselling Old Kingdom series.
Award-winning author Garth Nix returns to the Old Kingdom with a thrilling prequel complete with dark magic, royalty, dangerous action, a strong heroine, and flawless world-building. This epic fantasy adventure is destined to be a classic, and is perfect for fans of Game of Thrones.
Clariel is the daughter of one of the most notable families in the Old Kingdom, with blood relations to the Abhorsen and, most important, to the King. She dreams of living a simple life but discovers this is hard to achieve when a dangerous Free Magic creature is loose in the city, her parents want to marry her off to a killer, and there is a plot brewing against the old and withdrawn King Orrikan.
When Clariel is drawn into the efforts to find and capture the creature, she finds hidden sorcery within herself, yet it is magic that carries great dangers.
Can she rise above the temptation of power, escape the unwanted marriage, and save the King?
If you wish to join the Boskone Book Club discussion, please read the book, and come ready with your observations. We look forward to seeing you at Boskone 53!
Register for Boskone today. Join us February 19-21, 2016
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