Dark forces are abroad once more in the Old Kingdom. Lirael, solitary daughter of the Clayr, and Sameth, the reluctant Abhorsen-in-Waiting, both seek the same man who may hold the key to an ancient evil stirring in the West. But the Dead cannot be laid to rest until the strange secret linking the fate of Lirael and Sameth is revealed. A spellbinding tale of discovery, destiny and danger.This beautiful new edition will include the original, never-published introduction to Lirael, a guide to the Charter Marks, and a list and explanation of Garth Nix's favourite books. The Old Kingdom trilogy has sold over 1.6 million copies worldwide.