Death is an endless river that few can enter, where the roar of the Nine Gates is the only noise and restless souls of long dead evils are snatching at your ankles. Only the Abhorsen with their Bells and Free Magic Necromancers can command the dead - but even the forces of good can work against you, and no one is quite what they seem.
~ recommended May, 2014— From Clarissa
Since childhood, Sabriel has lived outside the walls of the Old Kingdom, away from the power of Free Magic, and away from the Dead who refuse to stay dead. But now her father, the Mage Abhorson, is missing, and Sabriel must cross into that world to find him. With Mogget, whose feline form hides a powerful, perhaps malevolent spirit, and Touchstone, a young Charter Mage, Sabriel travels deep into the Old Kingdom. There she confronts an evil that threatens much more than her life'and comes face to face with her own hidden destiny. . . Garth Nix's first young adult novel, Sabriel was recently nominated for the Aurealis Award for Excellence in Science Fiction in Australia.
About the Author
Garth Nix is the bestselling author of many award-winning books, including The Abhorsen Trilogy, The Seventh Tower series, The Keys to the Kingdom series, and The Troubletwisters series (with Sean Williams). Garth lives in Sydney, Australia with his family and two budgerigars, who entertain many visiting parrots, but pretend not to be home when the neighbor's cats come by.