Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781399606356

Price: £22

ON SALE: 24th August 2023

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‘You are in for a treat’ GEORGE R.R. MARTIN

Meet the beloved Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz in this exciting collection by Sunday Times bestseller Garth Nix gathering all eight of their stories – plus a never-before-published tale – in one magical volume for the very first time!

Sir Hereward: the only male child of an ancient society of witches. Knight, artillerist, swordsman. Mercenary for hire. Ill-starred lover.

Mister Fitz: puppet, sorcerer, loremaster. Practitioner of arcane arts and wielder of sorcerous needles.

Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz: godslayers. Agents of the Council of the Treaty for the Safety of the World, charged with the location and removal of listed extra-dimensional entities, more commonly known as gods.

Together, they are relentless travellers in a treacherous world of magic, gunpowder, and adventure.

Compiled for the first time ever, these eight magical stories – plus an all-new tale, ‘The Field of Fallen Foe’ – featuring fabulous, quintessential Garth Nix protagonists Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz comprise a must-have adult fantasy collection for fans and those about to discover the witch knight and his puppet sorcerer for the first time.


‘Garth Nix is one of the best world-builders in fantasy’ BRANDON SANDERSON

‘Garth Nix sets the standard for fantasy’ LEIGH BARDUGO

‘This is my favorite kind of tale’ V. E. SCHWAB

‘The most original magic I’ve seen in years’ JOE ABERCROMBIE

‘A warm, whimsical delight‘ VERONICA ROTH

Reader Advisory: Though some of Garth Nix’s books and stories are for children, this one is not. It is for adult readers.


We asked Garth Nix to write a story for us because we wanted beauty, heart, and sharp wit, and with "Losing Her Divinity." We got all that, plus a dose of delightful strangeness
Tim Pratt & Melissa Marr, co-editors of 'Losing Her Divinity'
It was my friend and co-editor Gardner Dozois who first brought Garth Nix to my attention when we were doing Rogues. I was so glad that he did. "A Cargo of Ivories" was one of the best stories in an anthology jam-packed with terrific work, and I loved making the acquaintance of Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz. If you haven't met them yet, you are in for a treat. They are the best partnership in the world of fantasy since Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser
George R.R. Martin, co-editor 'A Cargo of Ivories'
Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz are one of the most unusual and fun sword & sorcery duos to arise since Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. The papier-mache-headed puppet has haunted me ever since I first read of his and his artillerist knight companion and student. These tales are brilliantly imaginative and as fantastical as you'd expect from master storyteller Garth Nix. I'm delighted they're being collected in one volume and couldn't recommend them enough
Lou Anders, co-editor of 'A Suitable Present for a Sorcerous Puppet'
A rollicking good time filled with intrigue and mind-blowing surprises. Classically inclined, but outrageously original
Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, co-editors of 'Beyond the Sea Gate of the Scholar-Pirates of Sarsköe'
I love adventure stories and I love swords and sorcery stories. I grew up with Fritz Leiber'sFafhrd and the Grey Mouser and always wanted more. Garth Nix's stunning stories of Sir Hereward and Mr Fitz capture all of the magic and the mayhem of swords and swords and sorcery at its best, which is why I am so delighted to see this book coming out now
Jonathan Strahan, co-editor of 'A Suitable Present for a Sorcerous Puppet' and editor of 'Home is the Haunter' and 'Cut Me Another Quill, Mister Fitz'