— suos cultores scientia coronat —
Nicholas Sayre, Old Kingdom, c. 1928 A.W. (post-Goldenhand)
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The Basics
NAME. Nicholas John Andrew Sayre
DOB/AGE. c. 1909 AW, nineteen.1
HAIR/EYE. Blond / blue
HEIGHT/WEIGHT. 6′0″, 170lbs
CANONPOINT. post-Goldenhand
quis leget haec? )

Everything about the Old Kingdom seems to fall under a conspiracy of silence, so I am sure there will be many things for an ambitious young scientist to discover and reveal to the world.”

historia vitae magistra )
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T here's a breathless hush in the Close to-night—
Ten to make and the match to win—
A bumping pitch and a blinding light,
An hour to play and the last man in.
And it's not for the sake of a ribboned coat,
Or the selfish hope of a season's fame,
But his captain's hand on his shoulder smote
Play up! play up! and play the game!

cor aut mors )

The world Nick comes from has a specific and detailed system of opposing magics that connect to the overall mythology of the world. It's necessary to know this foundation to really understand how Nick's powers work. This reference is mostly for my own benefit— but if you really like to read about other people's canons, like I do, it might be interesting.

crescit eundo )

The Old Kingdom Chronicles are a YA fantasy series by Garth Nix. The first book in the series, Sabriel, was published in 1995, while the most recent came out in 2016. Nick first appears in Lirael, and returns in Abhorsen, Goldenhand, and stars in the novella Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case. The books were published out of sequence, but the reading order I recommend is:

contra vim mortis non crescit herba in hortis )