|Author: Garth Nix|
|Having lived safely outside the walls of the Old Kingdom her entire life, Sabriel must now enter into the world of the Dead and the land of Free Magic in order to save her missing father from a horrible fate. Reprint. *Author: Nix, Garth *Series Title: A Trophy Book *Publication Date: 1997/08/22 *Number of Pages: 491 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 10-12 *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 4.50 *Height: 7.00|
From the Publisher:
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 Mage 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. . . Garth Nix's first young adult novel, Sabriel was recently nominated for the Aurealis Award for Excellence in Science Fiction in Australia.
Though only 18, Sabriel must take over her father's terrifying duties as the Abhorsen--the only person who can battle the dead and banish them past the nine gates so they can not return--and fight the unknown forces that seek to wreak havoc throughout Ancelstierre and the Old Kingdom. Raised in a posh boarding school in modern Ancelstierre, Sabriel discovers that her father seems to be caught in Death and must travel to a home she's never known, in the dangerous, charter magic-filled Old Kingdom. There, she discovers Mogget, a white cat who is not what he seems, and ventures into the unknown to save her father, or become the Abhorsen. A fast-paced, gripping read, this young adult fantasy novel is the first in the Abhorsen trilogy by the bestselling author Garth Nix.
"...an involving fantasy that takes off running and doesn't let up the pace until the final page....The pacing is exquisite, the suspense rising and falling and rising again until the truly edge-of-your-seat finale." - Janice M. Del Negro December 1996