Sabriel by Garth Nix
(The Abhorsen Trilogy)

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Game of Thrones fans will love the New York Times bestselling Abhorsen series. Sabriel, the first installment in the trilogy, launched critically acclaimed author Garth Nix onto the fantasy scene as a rising star.

Since childhood, Sabriel has lived outside the walls of the Old Kingdom, away from the power of Free Magic, and away from the Dead who refuse to stay dead. But now her father, the Abhorson, is missing, and Sabriel must cross into that world to find him. With Mogget, whose feline form hides a powerful, perhaps malevolent spirit, and Touchstone, a young Charter Mage, Sabriel travels deep into the Old Kingdom. There she confronts an evil that threatens much more than her life and comes face-to-face with her own hidden destiny. . . .


About Garth Nix

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Garth Nix grew up in Canberra, Australia. Besides being a full-time writer, he has worked as a sales rep, publicist, editor, marketing communications consultant, literary agent, and part-time soldier. He is the acclaimed author of the internationally bestselling Abhorsen Chronicles: Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen, as well as the story collection Across the Wall and the novels Shade's Children and The Ragwitch.He currently lives in Sydney, a five-minute walk from Coogee Beach, with his wife, Anna, his sons, Thomas and Edward, and lots of books.
Published October 6, 2009 by HarperTeen. 496 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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And Sabriel's spirit helper, inherited from her father, is a shifty, untrustworthy elemental, obeying her while under the compulsion of her magic, but liable to break loose at tricky moments, when it wants only to kill her.

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Sabriel is her last year at Wyverley College, a private school in Ancelstierre, where Magic does not work, but near the Border with the Old Kingdom, where it does.

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How many times have you been told by friends and relatives that you just have to read the book they have just finished reading and love?

Feb 19 2007 | Read Full Review of Sabriel (The Abhorsen Trilogy)

This was a great book about an eighteen year old woman named Sabriel, whose father is the Abhorsen, the one who banishes all of the dead spirits into death.

May 18 2003 | Read Full Review of Sabriel (The Abhorsen Trilogy)


And it is dotted with great details, like bus loads of tourists gawking at the Wall, weather and time differences between Ancelstierre and the Old Kingdom, Abhorsen’s enchanted household (reminding this reader of classic Walt Disney films), and the Paperwing (a glider, of sorts).

Jan 10 2006 | Read Full Review of Sabriel (The Abhorsen Trilogy)

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