Cricket Readers Recommend

The Abhorsen Trilogy

by Garth Nix

The Abhorsen Trilogy (Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen) is a great fantasy read. It's about the Abhorsens, people who keep the dead from rising and protect the living. In Sabriel, Sabriel is the daughter of the Abhorsen. Once he goes missing, she has to find and destroy a spirit of the greater dead to save the Old Kingdom, a place where Charter Magic (a kind of magic made by using marks and symbols) is strongest. In Lirael, Sabriel has become the queen of the Old Kingdom and Abhorsen. Lirael is the daughter of Clayr, people who can see into the future. But she never gets that power and soon finds out she has a greater gift, and she has to help save the Old Kingdom just like Sabriel, but this time from an invasion by the dead and free magic beings. Free magic is the opposite of Charter. It can be used in any way and it creates horrid creatures. In Abhorsen, "The Destroyer" is freed. "The Destroyer' is an ancient evil -- one that opposes the Royal Family, blocks the Sight of the Clay, and threatens to break the very boundary between Life and Death itself. Lirael must defeat it, and she has only just become the Abhorsen-in-training.

I would recomend it to a fantasy reader who wants something a little different than the usual.

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submitted by Archana U., age 10
(July 21, 2008 - 1:23 pm)

I like the entire series, but Lirael is my absolute favorite. I really like the Dog. I kinda wonder what happens to her in the end after Lirael finds the soapstone figurine. Do you think Lirael makes her again? Or Sam?

submitted by Laurel M., age 13, Cody, WY
(August 13, 2008 - 10:39 pm)

I can't believe someone else has read these books! No one wrote back to me on the Blab About Books link of Chatterbox! Mogget is my all time favorite character! I love these books; they are my favorites! And Garth Nix continued the series! The next book is called Across the Wall. I have no idea what happens (I haven't read it yet), but I can't wait to find out!!

submitted by Wendy C., age 15, Ohio
(August 19, 2008 - 3:54 pm)

Actually, Across The Wall is a collection of short stories by Garth Nix. But the first one is called Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case. That story is really good. And the other ones are great too.

submitted by Keely B., age 12, VA
(March 11, 2009 - 3:36 pm)