Beneath the earth, a malignant force lies waiting, greedy for freedom from its ancient prison. As the Old Kingdom falls once more into a realm of darkness and terror, the people look desperately to the Abhorsen to save them from the Dead. Yet Abhorsen Sabriel is lost, and only Lirael has any chance of stopping the Destroyer. With her companions Sameth, Mogget and the Disreputable Dog, Lirael battles Shadow Hands and dark necromancers in a race against time. But what hope can one young woman have against a terrible evil with the power to destroy life itself?
'The reader's absorption into the intrigue, magic and dazzling richness of the worlds and characters created by Nix is irresistible pleasure .' AUSTRALIAN REVIEW OF BOOKS 'Terror, courage, bitterness, love, desperation, and sacrifice all swirl together in an apocalyptic climax . breathtaking, bittersweet and utterly unforgettable.' KIRKUS REVIEWS
Garth Nix Imprint: Allen & Unwin Country of Publication: Australia Dimensions:
Weight: 390g ISBN: 9781743316603 ISBN 10: 1743316607 Series:Old Kingdom Pages: 420 Publication Date: 01 September 2014 Recommended Age: From Audience:
Format: Paperback Publisher's Status: Active
Reviews for Abhorsen (#3 Old Kingdom)
'The reader's absorption into the intrigue, magic and dazzling richness of the worlds and characters created by Nix is irresistible pleasure ...' - Australian Review of Books
Commended for Young Adult Library Services Association Teens' Top Ten 2003 (Australia)
Joint winner for Aurealis Award for Excellence in Fiction: Best Young Adult Novel 2003.
Joint winner of Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction - Best Young Adult Novel 2003 (Australia)