New York Times bestseller Lirael is perfect for fans of epic fantasy like Game of Thrones. In this sequel to the critically acclaimed Sabriel, Garth Nix draws. Lirael by Garth Nix. Lirael book cover. logo logo. Rating / A multifaceted tale of death. Free preview. It has been 18 years. Lirael is Abhorsen Book 2 of The Old Kingdom Series by award-winning author Garth Nix, author of young adult fantasy novels.

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Lady Friday The Keys to the Kingdom: We meet Lirael, who is a loner and has trouble being around other people and communicating. Garth Nkx has done it again folks.

Lieael really loved Sabriel and I would really …more I suppose that it is possible, especially if you know the story of Sabriel, but I wouldn’t recommend it. The Dog is awesome.

The writing is grath, action packed and magical! But what hope can one young woman have against a terrible evil with the power to destroy life itself?

Lirael by Garth Nix – review | Children’s books | The Guardian

These books are awesome and should be mandatory reading by everyone. Crow’s Revenge Marcus Alexander garhh. This is the Disreputable Dog when she first meets Lirael: I found myself yawning nearly as much as Mogget maybe that’s why I like him.

Yes, Lirael is one of these special snowflakes we love reading about.

The first section was great. My pet peeve in real life and in fiction, alas. I think it made a fascinating world and sense of magic.

Smart, funny, and doesn’t need no man to get the job done.


Lirael | Abhorsen, Book 2 of The Old Kingdom Series | Young Adult Fantasy Novel Author Garth Nix

We get flashes of Lirael POVs and those were all good. Nov 10, Cinda rated it it was amazing Shelves: Paperbackpages. When first reading Lirael I was disappointed that there was little mention or appearance of Sabriel and Touchstone as they were my favourite characters from the first book in the series.

The characters may not be quite as awesome as Sabriel, but they’re still very well-done and the story is wonderful. This page was last edited on garty Julyat In the course of drama, drama, drama, drama she becomes a librarian, visits places she’s liradl supposed to venture to and creates a magic dog of considerable powers, possibly even bigger than her own just like that.

That brings me to how amazing the Clayr library is. A Million More Pages: I also felt that things significantly slowed down towards the end, and I just wanted it all to be finished. Because of Garth Nix’s skills as a writer, anyone regardless of age or sex can take something from this book.

I have to say that I enjoyed this book far more than it’s predecessor, although, without Sabriel doing most of the ground work, this book wouldn’t be as free to thunder along at such a roaring pace. The gathering forces of the Dark Powers threaten the world of man. As I mentioned in my last update, these books are sometimes difficult to focus on, but by the end I want to go back and reread them to piece everything together.

His Old Kingdom is a vast and impressive construct, and his imagination is superb. Nixx can pretty much stand alone, but the second two books are basically one long continued story, with Lirael setting things up, and Abhorsen bringing them to a close.


When Colin and Susan are pursued by eerie creatures across Alderley Edge, they are saved by the Wizard. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

The Old Kingdom

So fun, so funny, stole the show! This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [Does Lirael get the sight? However, it turns out that she is very adept at Charter magic and has the ability learn quickly and perform marvellous feats which most others cannot. Lirael, the protagonist of the second and third books, is Sabriel’s younger half-sister on the father’s side; but is unaware of this until her nineteenth year, and largely raised by her mother’s relatives, the Clayr.

There is a resolution at the end of the book but not a conclusion as it leads straight into the third and final installment of the trilogy ‘Abhorsen’, which you will want to pick up the instant you reach the final page of Lirael so make sure you’ve got it nnix hand! Apr 02, Katie. Garth left publishing to work as a public relations and marketing consultant fromtill he became a full-time writer in Maybe this is a reflection of the difference in lriael age and the target audience.

Lirael was as appalling as Sabriel was awesome.

Sameth flees the palace to rescue Nick, and is later joined by Mogget. If your love is for Sabriel and Touchstone only, leave Lirael alone.