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The Old Kingdom is both a fantasy series created by author Garth Nix and the setting for most of this series, which deals with Charter Magic and Free Magic.

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Why does Clariel not use the tin goblet?

In Chapter 18 of Garth Nix's Clariel, the titular character is trying to find a tool that will help her create footholes in the prison wall. Clariel sat down again and thought about a tool for ...
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Why does Sabriel remark that "Touchstone" is a fool's name?

In Garth Nix's book Sabriel, the titular character discovers a statue of a man. She is able to reanimate the man, she asks his name, and he replies "Touchstone." She replies something along ...
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What is the correct pronunciation of 'Sabriel'?

Spoilers ahead for 'Terciel & Elinor' and the wider 'Old Kingdom' series... I've just finished listening to the audiobook version of 'Terciel & Elinor' by Garth Nix, the 6th part of the 'Old ...
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Are the Nine Bright Shiners based on the planets?

In the Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix, the Nine Bright Shiners are powerful Free Magic spirits, essentially gods, that shaped the world in which the story takes place (and, it is implies, a few ...
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Who completed the original binding in the Old Kingdom books?

In Abhorsen, the conclusion of the original Old Kingdom trilogy by Garth Nix: Is there any indication of who this person was? All seven seem to be accounted for: And it's clear that someone did die ...
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In the Old Kingdom Trilogy by Garth Nix, why do the inscriptions on certain swords always change?

In the Old Kingdom Trilogy by Garth Nix (comprised of Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen) certain magical swords bear inscriptions (The Abhorsen's sword and Nehima in particular). These inscriptions ...
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