Ever since she was a tiny child, Sabriel has lived outside the walls of the Old Kingdom, away from the random power of Free Magic, and away from the Dead who won't stay dead. But now her father, the Mage Abhorsen, is missing, and to find him Sabriel must cross back into the world.
Though her journey begins alone, she soon finds companions: Mogget, whose seemingly harmless feline form hides a powerful-and perhaps malevolent-spirit, and Touchstone, a younger Charter Mage long imprisoned by magic, now free in body but still trapped by painful memories.
With threats on all sides and only each other to trust, the three must travel deep into the Old Kingdom, toward a battle that will pit them against the true forces of life and death-and bring Sabriel face-to-face with her own hiddden destiny.
A tale of dark secrets, deep love, and dangerous magic, Sabriel introduces Garth Nix an exceptional new talent.
1997 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA)
1997 Books for the Teen Age (NY Public Library)
Best Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror 1996 (VOYA)
Books in the Middle: Outstanding Books of 1996 (VOYA)
Sabriel Is a good fantasy book that explores a world of magic and necromancy, Sabriel is a girl who is pushed into a place that she is not ready yet, she accepts the role so she can find her father and save the Old Kingdom, Sabriel is my first Garth Nix book....Continua
I really enjoyed this book. But looking back over it the adventure seems a bit short almost. I honestly wanted more. Very descriptive and a good amount of action though. I found Mogget, easily, to be the most enjoyable character ha ha. Now I just need to find the 2nd book in the trilogy....Continua
With a unique take on fantasy deeply rooted along the line between life and death, Nix crafts a story that continuously switches between deliciously fictitious, yet unnervingly real. Sabriel is the quintessential modern fantasy, reconciling the old need for a detailed history with the modern desire for palpable characters. Overall, Sabriel is the beginning of a thoroughly enticing and enjoyable saga....Continua
A great book, introducing the world the book is set in securely and showing Sabriel's insecurities and Touchstone's self-loathing as he blames himself for the events of two hundred years before.