Garth Nix

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Garth Nix is an Australian author best known for his young adult fantasy novels, especially the Old Kingdom, Seventh Tower and Keys to the Kingdom series. He is a long-time Pratchett fan and has appeared as a guest on Pratchat.


This list isn’t exhaustive, but lists most of Nix’s works likely to appeal to Pratchett fans, or discussed in episodes of podcasts indexed by this wiki. For a more complete bibliography, including individual short stories, see Nix’s Wikipedia entry.

Title Publication Date Series Series # Wikipedia link Notes
The Ragwitch 1990 The Ragwitch
Sabriel 1995 The Old Kingdom 1 Sabriel
Shade's Children 1997 Shade's Children
The Fall 2000 The Seventh Tower 1 The Fall
Castle 2000 The Seventh Tower 2 The Fall
Aenir 2001 The Seventh Tower 3 The Fall
Above the Veil 2001 The Seventh Tower 4 The Fall
Into Battle 2001 The Seventh Tower 5 The Fall
The Violet Keystone 2001 The Seventh Tower 6 The Fall
Lirael 2001 The Old Kingdom 2 Lirael
Abhorsen 2003 The Old Kingdom 3 Abhorsen
Mister Monday 2003 The Keys to the Kingdom 1 Mister Monday
Grim Tuesday 2004 The Keys to the Kingdom 2 Grim Tuesday
Drowned Wednesday 2005 The Keys to the Kingdom 3 Drowned Wednesday
Sir Thursday 2006 The Keys to the Kingdom 4 Sir Thursday
Lady Friday 2007 The Keys to the Kingdom 5 Lady Friday
Superior Saturday 2008 The Keys to the Kingdom 6 Superior Saturday
Lord Sunday 2010 The Keys to the Kingdom 7 Lord Sunday
Troubletwisters 2011 Troubletwisters 1 Troubletwisters Co-authored with Sean Williams. Also published as The Magic.
The Monster 2012 Troubletwisters 2 Troubletwisters Co-authored with Sean Williams.
A Confusion of Princes 2012 A Confusion of Princes
The Mystery 2013 Troubletwisters 3 Troubletwisters Co-authored with Sean Williams.
The Missing 2014 Troubletwisters 4 Troubletwisters Co-authored with Sean Williams.
Clariel 2014 The Old Kingdom 4 Clariel A prequel set centuries before Sabriel.
Newt's Emerald 2015
Goldenhand 2016 The Old Kingdom 5 Goldenhand A sequel to Clariel.
Have Sword, Will Travel 2017 Have Sword, Will Travel 1 Co-authored with Sean Williams.
Frogkisser! 2017 Noted in his Pratchat appearance as possibly his most Pratchetty novel.
Let Sleeping Dragons Lie 2018 Have Sword, Will Travel 2 Co-authored with Sean Williams.
Angel Mage 2019 Angel Mage
The Left-Handed Booksellers of London 2020 The Left-Handed Booksellers of London 1
Terciel and Elinor 2021 The Old Kingdom 6 Sabriel A prequel about Sabriel’s parents.
The Sinister Booksellers of Bath 2023 The Left-Handed Booksellers of London 2
Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz 2023 Collection of mostly previously-published short fiction about these characters.


None of Nix’s novels have been adapted for other media...yet! There’s been talk for many years about the possibility of films or television based on the Old Kingdom books, but so far nothing has come of it.

Podcast episodes

Garth doesn't host any podcasts, but has appeared on many. We’ll just include the ones that are Pratchett relevant here.

As guest

Date Show Episode External link
2011-04-17 Sydney Opera House Talks & Ideas “Terry Pratchett in Conversation with Garth Nix”[1]
2022-01-08 Pratchat “Boffoing the Winter Slayer”

More to be added.

External links


  1. Not technically a podcast, but a recording of a live event - and sadly no longer available, though it was in early 2022! We’re looking for another source.