Abhorsen, Paperback
4 out of 5 (3 ratings)


The long-buried secrets of the Old Kingdom and the Ninth Gate are revealed in the sequel to Sabriel and Lirael. Orannis, the Destroyer, has been freed from its subterranean prison and now seeks to unleash its terrible powers.

Only Lirael, Abhorsen-in-Waiting, has any chance of stopping this enemy of all Life.

As she and her companions - Sameth, the Disreputable Dog and Mogget - set out on their fated journey, Lirael has no idea of what lies ahead. Only days earlier, Lirael was merely a Second Assistant Librarian.

Now, with only a vision from the Clayr to guide her and without the experience of Abhorsen Sabriel and King Touchstone, she must search both Life and Death for some means to defeat the Destroyer.

Before it is too late...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400 pages, Illustrations, 1 map
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9780007137350



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I have enjoyed every moment of this series, yet I still feel as though I got 2 book for the price of 3.

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A rousing and very satisfying conclusion to a most wonderful tale!As per usual, this book is fast-paced page-turner. The storytelling quality is very compelling. A 5 out of 5. Nix gives us characters which will stay with a reader long after one has finished reading the book. Another 5 out of 5. World building is beautifully woven that a reader can suspend disbelief very effortlessly. Masterpiece.

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I remember little of this book from my youth. An ending that came too slowly, yet seemed to end so fast. Still there are things that were not explained; the past another place entirely to explore.

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