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Garth Nix

Average Review Rating Average Rating 8/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Collins

Published : 2001

Copyright : Garth Nix 2001

ISBN-10 : PB 0-00713-733-8
ISBN-13 : PB 978-0-00713-733-6

Publisher's Write-Up

When the future is unclear, who holds the key to destiny? Sequel to the spellbinding, award-winning fantasy adventure, Sabriel.

Lirael has never felt like a true daughter of the Clayr. Abandoned by her mother and ignorant of her father's identity, Lirael resembles no one else in her large, extended family living in the Clayr's Glacier. She doesn't even have the Sight - the ability to See into the present and possible futures - that is the very birthright of the Clayr. Nonetheless, it is Lirael in whose hands the fate of the Old Kingdom lies.

She must undertake a desperate mission under the growing shadow of an ancient evil - one that opposes the Royal Family, blocks the Sight of the Clayr, and threatens to break the very boundary between Life and Death itself. With only her faithful companion, the Disreputable Dog, to help her, Lirael must find the courage to seek her own hidden destiny.

Garth Nix draws readers deeper into the magical landscape of the Old Kingdom and weaves a spellbinding tale of discovery, destiny and danger.

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Review by M. Mallop (120108) Rating (8/10)

Review by M. Mallop
Rating 8/10
Following Sabriel, Lirael leaves our beloved heroine of the first novel and moves us forward to the strange beauty; Lireal. Lireal and her fabulous sidekick the Disreputable Dog (haven't we all met a few of those in our time), captivate and entrance us with their witty dialogue as the fantastic adventure unfolds.

Lirael builds on the rich evocative world created in Sabriel and like so many other young adult fiction novels moves away from the children's market and edges on that of the adults'.

With action, adventure and imagination this novel is a must for those hankering after Potter, an essential for those who are desperate for more Pullman, and for the rest of you, read it... you will love it.
M. Mallop (12th Janauary 2008)

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