Sabriel is a young adult novel written by Garth Nix and published in 1995. It was the first book of three to be released in the Abhorsen series, followed by Lirael: Daughter of the Clayr in 2001 and Abhorsen in 2003. The books are set mainly within the Old Kingdom, a fictional world where necromancy is an accepted part of life, although there are also parts set (in Sabriel’s case) on Earth after she returns from Death.’ Sabriel is the daughter of the Abhorsen, a necromancer who commands the.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for young adults who are interested in the magical and dark elements of life. It tells the story of Sabriel, a girl who must take up her father’s mantle after he disappears, and venture into the Old Kingdom to stop an evil necromancer from taking over.
- The author does a great job of world-building,
- The characters are well developed and intriguing,
- The plot is fast paced and exciting.
- The plot can be confusing at times.
- The author’s writing style may not be for everyone.
- The book is quite long, which might discourage some readers.
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Sabriel is the daughter of the Abhorsen, a necromancer who commands the dead. When her father disappears, she enters the Old Kingdom to find him. With Mogget and Touchstone, two very different companions, she faces danger and secrets in a world where life and death are intertwined.
“Sabriel is an excellent book and a great start to the series. Necromancy, blood magic, and other dark deeds are all explored in this tale of Sabriel’s journey from obedient daughter to legendary liberator.”
“Garth Nix creates a rich and detailed world with Sabriel. The characters are well drawn and the plot is compelling. I couldn’t put it down!”
“Sabriel is one of my all-time favorite books. I read it a million times when I was younger, and each time I found something new to love in it. Garth Nix does an amazing job world-building, creating a rich and detailed universe that’s easy to get lost in. Sabriel herself is an incredibly strong and admirable character–she’s faced with more than her fair share of danger and heartache, but she never gives up or backs down. The plot is intense and exciting from start to finish, full of magic and adventure.”
“Sabriel is an excellent book, one that I would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys fantasy literature. The characters are interesting and well-developed, the setting is fascinating, and the plot contains plenty of suspenseful moments as well as some truly heartwarming scenes.”