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Sabriel : Abhorsen - Garth Nix

Sabriel

Abhorsen

By: Garth Nix

Paperback

Published: 1st May 2008
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
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Sent to a boarding school in Ancelstierre as a young child, Sabriel has had little experience with the random power of Free Magic or the Dead who refuse to stay dead in the Old Kingdom. But during her final semester, her father, the Abhorsen, goes missing, and Sabriel knows she must enter the Old Kingdom to find him. She soon finds companions in Mogget, a cat whose aloof manner barely conceals its malevolent spirit, and Touchstone, a young Charter Mage long imprisoned by magic, now free in body but still trapped by painful memories. As the three travel deep into the Old Kingdom, threats mount on all sides. And every step brings them closer to a battle that will pit them against the true forces of life and death--and bring Sabriel face-to-face with her own destiny.

With "Sabriel," the first installment in the Abhorsen trilogy, Garth Nix exploded onto the fantasy scene as a rising star, in a novel that takes readers to a world where the line between the living and the dead isn't always clear--and sometimes disappears altogether.

"Rich, complex, involving, hard to put down, this first novel is excellent high fantasy."--Publishers Weekly "I think Garth Nix has created a really remarkable and persuasive world; and done it in the grand style of heroic romance-with some wonderful twists and turns. His Sabriel is a herione truly worthy of that role."--Lloyd Alexanderm, author of The Black Cauldron "Sabriel has a fast pace, drama, vivid descriptions, excitement and humour. Packs of putrefying zombies, too. What more could you want?"--Guardian Unlimited, Susan Price, author of The Sterkarm Handshake "Sabriel is a winner, a fantasy that reads like realism. Here is a world with the same solidity and four dimensional authority as our own, created with invention, clarity, and intelligence. I congratulate Garth Nix. And I look forward to reading his next piece of work."--Philip Pullman Rich, complex, involving, hard to put down, this first novel is excellent high fantasy. --Publishers Weekly" I think Garth Nix has created a really remarkable and persuasive world; and done it in the grand style of heroic romance-with some wonderful twists and turns. His Sabriel is a herione truly worthy of that role. --Lloyd Alexanderm, author of The Black Cauldron" By turns rousing, charming and slyly funny, Sabriel is an engaging tale that slays sexual sterotypes along with its monsters. --School Library Journal" Sabriel has a fast pace, drama, vivid descriptions, excitement and humour. Packs of putrefying zombies, too. What more could you want? --Guardian Unlimited, Susan Price, author of The Sterkarm Handshake" Sabriel is a winner, a fantasy that reads like realism. Here is a world with the same solidity and four dimensional authority as our own, created with invention, clarity, and intelligence. I congratulate Garth Nix. And I look forward to reading his next piece of work. --Philip Pullman" "By turns rousing, charming and slyly funny, Sabriel is an engaging tale that slays sexual sterotypes along with its monsters."--San Francisco Chronicle

ISBN: 9780061474354
ISBN-10: 0061474355
Series: Abhorsen
Audience: General
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
For Grades: 10 - 12
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 311
Published: 1st May 2008
Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.27