Newt's Emerald (Hardcover)
Inspired by the works of Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen, Garth Nix's Newt's Emerald is a Regency romance with a fantasy twist. New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger calls it "charming; quite, quite charming."
After Lady Truthful's magical Newington Emerald is stolen from her she devises a simple plan: go to London to recover the missing jewel. She quickly learns, however, that a woman cannot wander the city streets alone without damaging her reputation, and she disguises herself as a mustache-wearing man. During Truthful's dangerous journey she discovers a crook, an unsuspecting ally, and an evil sorceress—but will she find the Emerald?
“A surprise from Garth Nix: A Regency romance with magic. Charming; quite, quite charming.”
“Part comedy of manners, part fantasy adventure, this lighthearted romp is ridiculous fun.”
“A delightful romp with dastardly plots and romantic confusions that would do Jane Austen proud. Fans of the author and of fantasy or Regency romance will enjoy this tale immensely.
“This romance should please the author’s regular readers and Georgette Heyer fans alike.”
“Austen fans will be drawn to the familiar era and strong, stubborn heroine, and the touch of magic. ”
“It’s clear that this was as much a pleasure for Nix to write as it is for readers to read, and there’s reveling in arcane language that will delight wannabe Austen-esque teens. Hand this to fans of period Masterpiece Theater sagas and Burgis’ Kat, Incorrigible.”