Sabriel

Sabriel 2

The Old Kingdom Book 1

by Garth Nix

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 27/08/2014

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Garth Nix's fantasy masterwork is a compelling high fantasy, the gripping story of a young heroine who must do battle in Death itself to defeat a powerful enemy. A tale of dark secrets, deep love and dangerous magic.

For many years 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 that treacherous world - and face the power of her own extraordinary destiny.

'Sabriel is a winner, a fantasy that reads like realism. Here is a world with the same solidity and four-dimensional authority as our own, created with invention, clarity and intelligence.' - PHILIP PULLMAN

'Passionately exciting, full of intriguing characters and stunning scenery, Sabriel is sheer enjoyment.' - THE TIMES

'Weaving horror and fantasy into a rich, original story . a powerful, gripping quest.' - THE AGE

ISBN:
9781743316580
Category:
Fantasy
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
27-08-2014
Series:
THE OLD KINGDOM
Publisher:
ALLEN & UNWIN
Country of origin:
Australia
Edition:
2nd Edition
Pages:
392
Dimensions (mm):
198x128mm
Garth Nix

Garth Nix was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia. A full-time writer since 2001, he previously worked as a literary agent, marketing consultant, book editor, book publicist, book sales representative, bookseller, and as a part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve.

Garth's books include the award-winning young adult fantasy novels Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen and Clariel; the dystopian novel Shade's Children; the space opera A Confusion of Princes; and a Regency romance with magic, Newt's Emerald. His fantasy novels for children include The Ragwitch; the six books of the Seventh Tower sequence; the Keys to the Kingdom series; and the Troubletwisters series and Spirit Animals: Blood Ties (co-written with Sean Williams).

More than five million copies of his books have been sold around the world, his books have appeared on the bestseller lists of the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, the Times and The Australian, and his work has been translated into forty-one languages. He lives in a Sydney beach suburb with his wife and two children.

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  • Lovely story

    by on

    It's a nice story set in an interesting world. The kind of book i would read a second time.

  • The first of three

    by on

    First discovered as a teenager, this is a fantasy series which stands up to rereading as an adult.

    The Old Kingdom fell long ago - lack of a king and an Abhorsen has made it a dangerous place to enter. But when Sabriel's father goes missing one year she has no option but to enter the world she left as a child.