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Abhorsen (2003)

by Garth Nix

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Series: Old Kingdom (3)

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Abhorsen-In-Waiting Lirael and Prince Sameth, a Wallmaker, must confront and bind the evil spirit Oranis before it can destroy all life.
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I know I said Lirael and Sam are whiny in Lirael, and I stand by that, especially since it means seeing them rise to the occasion in this one much more satisfying. I do love Sabriel because she's essentially cool and capable from the start (skiing into the Old Kingdom!! That's the best), but I'm very happy that the books are never formulaic or just does the same thing over and over. Complex characters and good plot is much better.

I had forgotten a lot of these books so rereading them was almost like reading them for the first time, which was awesome. I especially loved going through all precincts of death this timre around - the ninth one was not at all what I expected and that is so good. Kinda wish that's how it actually is. ( )
  upontheforemostship | Feb 22, 2023 |
This series has been a favorite of family bedtime story, and while I know that there are now more than three books in the series, this was such a satisfying conclusion to the main "trilogy." All the beloved characters are here with essential parts to play, the stakes are high, and the sacrifices made are substantial.

There are some prequels and sequels left after this and I'm hoping in particular to get a little more insight into Mogget, so I am sure we will read some if not all of those. ( )
  greeniezona | Sep 25, 2022 |
I've been enjoying this series because of its unique brand of magic. I think "Abhorsen" might have been better had the final battle not taken up so much of the story. Nevertheless, I'm moving on to Abhorsen #3.5. ( )
  MarkLacy | May 29, 2022 |
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  mutantpudding | Dec 26, 2021 |
This series is beautifully written and the characters are deeply compelling. There is definitely a dark element to these books but it is written in such a way that it is not overly disturbing. Despite the fantastical elements I find the characters to be extremely believable. ( )
  KateKat11 | Sep 24, 2021 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Garth Nixprimary authorall editionscalculated
Curry, TimNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, DianeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, LeoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Feberwee, EricaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kattelus, KaisaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Villari Gerli, FabriziaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Abhorsen-In-Waiting Lirael and Prince Sameth, a Wallmaker, must confront and bind the evil spirit Oranis before it can destroy all life.

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Lirael and Sam
race to stop the Destroyer
becoming unbound.

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