The Sinister Booksellers of Bath
ISBN: 9781761180002
Series Number: 2
Published: March 2023
There is often trouble of a mythical sort in Bath. The booksellers who police the Old World keep a careful watch there, particularly on the entity who inhabits the ancient hot spring. Yet this time it is not from Sulis Minerva that trouble starts. It comes from the discovery of a sorcerous map, leading left-handed bookseller Merlin into great danger. A desperate rescue is attempted by his sister, the right-handed bookseller Vivien, and their friend,…

The second instalment of a thrilling new young adult fantasy series by Australian author Garth Nix, The Sinister Booksellers of Bath continues the story of The Left-handed Booksellers of London. Set in an alternate 1980s London, a few months after the events of the first book, become reintroduced to the wonderfully strange extended family of English booksellers and read along to generations of gods, wizards, and half-humans, all with a variety of powers. The story’s main characters feature a gender diversity that encourages personal expression and shows a fantastic connection of found family. Would recommend this series to younger, teen fantasy readers looking for an action-packed adventure! 

Reviewed by Katelyn, Year 11, Veiwbank College