Abhorsen

Abhorsen

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Description

In the final book in the Old Kingdom trilogy, master of fantasy and globally bestselling author Garth Nix returns to the fantastic world of Sabriel for an unforgettable conclusion. Breathtaking, bittersweet, and utterly unforgettable." *

After centuries in captivity, the Destroyer is nearly free.

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, the scourge of the Dead, to save them. Yet Abhorsen Sabriel is lost, missing in Ancelstierre.

Only Lirael has any chance of stopping the Destroyer. With her companions Sameth, Mogget and the Disreputable Dog, she travels across the Old Kingdom in a race against time, battling Shadow Hands and dark necromancers to reach Ancelstierre before it is too late. But what hope can one young woman have against a terrible evil with the power to destroy life itself?

This eagerly awaited conclusion to Garth Nix's extraordinary trilogy of Old Kingdom books is a complex and vividly imagined story, powerful, terrifying and compelling.

"Terror, courage, bitterness, love, desperation, and sacrifice all swirl together in an apocalyptic climax that pits both Life and Death together against the destruction of everything. --Kirkus*
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 132.08 x 198.12 x 25.4mm | 294.84g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised
  • Maps; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0062315579
  • 9780062315571
  • 45,406

Back cover copy

After Centuries in Captivity, the Destroyer Is Nearly Free.

The Abhorsen Sabriel and King Touchstone are missing, leaving only Lirael--newly come into her inheritance as the Abhorsen-in-Waiting--to stop the Destroyer. If Orannis's unspeakable powers are unleashed, it will mean the end of all Life. With only a vision from the Clayr to guide her and the help of her companions, Sam, the Disreputable Dog, and Mogget, Lirael must search in both Life and Death for some means to defeat the evil destructor--before it is too late. . . .

The apocalyptic conclusion to the series of events that began with Sabriel and continued in Lirael, the New York Times bestselling Abhorsen is an electrifying reading experience not to be missed.
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Review quote

"The action charges along at a gallop-a page turner for sure."--ALA Booklist (starred review)
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Rating details

114,018 ratings
4.2 out of 5 stars
5 49% (56,267)
4 32% (36,080)
3 13% (14,537)
2 3% (3,571)
1 3% (3,563)
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