Sabriel- Garth Nix

Posted on July 7, 2008

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Sabriel is the first in a series of books written by Garth Nix about a necromancer who dosen’t raise the dead – but keeps them dead!

The book is named after the main character, Sabriel, a girl fresh out of school with great prospects. Then her whole life turns upside down when a dead messenger shows up, carrying her father’s tools. This can only mean that her father, Abhorsen, is dead or trapped in death.

Sabriel sets out on a quest to find her fathers body so she can save him and stop the dead from escaping the Old Kingdom. On her journey she meets the free magic spirit, in cat form called Mogget and a bastard son of the last queen.

Together they face many foes, and have many a fight between themselves. Can Sabriel protect the living world from the dead?

I loved this book and think it’s great for anyone who loves fantasy or adventure books. I’d give this book *****

 

By Eilidh

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