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A tale of dark secrets, deep love, and dangerous magic!

Since childhood, Sabriel has lived outside the walls of the Old Kingdom, away from the random power of Free Magic, and away from the Dead who refuse to stay dead. But now her father, the Charter-Mage Abhorsen, is missing, and to find him Sabriel must cross back into that world. 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.
Hardcover, 368 pages
ISBN-10: 0007137303
ISBN-13: 9780007137305
3 Book Reviews
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  • faith016
    faith016Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 1:10 pm
    It is a brilliant series! I truly enjoyed it and Garth Nix's use of words are outstanding and really bring out the unique personalities of everything in the book! I reccomend this book to anyone and I also hope you guys enjoy it too. Book order: Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen, Clariel
    • xxpish
      xxpishSaturday, November 1, 2014 at 2:38 pm55 stars
      Sabriel’s father has gone missing. She was left with Abhorsen’s sword and Abhorsen’s Seven Bells and must venture out into the Old Kingdom to find him. Growing up in Ancelstierre, Sabriel has limited knowledge about the Old Kingdom but she starts her journey. Up against the Dead of the Old Kingdom that Ancelstierre has always protected her from, she must fight the elements, banish the Dead and find her father. But an enemy is following her, one of the Greater Dead and she must conquest to defeat him as well as save her father. Journeying with an unusual cat and a dude named Touchstone who was frozen for 200 years, Sabriel ventures north to save her father in an original, epic high fantasy novel with fast-paced action and plentiful writing. My thoughts: This was my first foray into high fantasy and I will most definitely coming back to this genre. Sabriel was a mind-blowing read. Garth Nix is capable of creating a whole world with intricate rules and complex features and manages to pull it off. HOW? I love this universe. It’s just awesome. Charter Marks and Bells and the Dead—I want more! I will definitely be picking up the sequels. It’s just amazing how dense the world is. Death is the most interesting part in my opinion. Death is another dimension in this book; you can walk through the waters of Death and there are precincts of Death. It all just fascinates me. Sabriel had great action, detail and suspense. I would definitely recommend picking this book up!
      • xxpish
        xxpishSaturday, November 1, 2014 at 2:38 pm55 stars
        Sabriel’s father has gone missing. She was left with Abhorsen’s sword and Abhorsen’s Seven Bells and must venture out into the Old Kingdom to find him. Growing up in Ancelstierre, Sabriel has limited knowledge about the Old Kingdom but she starts her journey. Up against the Dead of the Old Kingdom that Ancelstierre has always protected her from, she must fight the elements, banish the Dead and find her father. But an enemy is following her, one of the Greater Dead and she must conquest to defeat him as well as save her father. Journeying with an unusual cat and a dude named Touchstone who was frozen for 200 years, Sabriel ventures north to save her father in an original, epic high fantasy novel with fast-paced action and plentiful writing. My thoughts: This was my first foray into high fantasy and I will most definitely coming back to this genre. Sabriel was a mind-blowing read. Garth Nix is capable of creating a whole world with intricate rules and complex features and manages to pull it off. HOW? I love this universe. It’s just awesome. Charter Marks and Bells and the Dead—I want more! I will definitely be picking up the sequels. It’s just amazing how dense the world is. Death is the most interesting part in my opinion. Death is another dimension in this book; you can walk through the waters of Death and there are precincts of Death. It all just fascinates me. Sabriel had great action, detail and suspense. I would definitely recommend picking this book up!