Sent to a boarding school in Ancelstierre as a young child, Sabriel has had little experience with the random power of Free Magic or the Dead who refuse to stay dead in the Old Kingdom. But during her final semester, her father, the Abhorsen, goes missing, and Sabriel knows she must enter the Old Kingdom to find him. She soon finds companions in Mogget, a cat whose aloof manner barely conceals its malevolent spirit, and Touchstone, a young Charter Mage long imprisoned by magic, now free in body but still trapped by painful memories. As the three travel deep into the Old Kingdom, threats mount on all sides. And every step brings them closer to a battle that will pit them against the true forces of life and death -- and bring Sabriel face-to-face with her own hidden destiny.
With Sabriel, the first installment in the Abhorsen trilogy, Garth Nix exploded onto the fantasy scene as a rising star, in a novel that takes readers to a world where the line between the living and the dead isn't always clear -- and sometimes disappears altogether....Continua
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.