Lirael

Lirael

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Description

In this riveting sequel to Sabriel, master of fantasy and globally bestselling author Garth Nix returns to the fantastic world of the Old Kingdom.

Who is Lirael? And what is her destiny?

Lirael has never felt like a true daughter of the Clayr. Abandoned by her mother, 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 Clay; 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.

"What makes Lirael a delight is the magic that Nix brings to his story and to his characters." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 132.08 x 198.12 x 35.56mm | 385.55g
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised
  • Maps
  • 0062315560
  • 9780062315564
  • 44,676

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Who Is Lirael? And What Is Her Destiny?

Lirael has never felt like a true daughter of the Clayr. Now, two years past the time when she should have received the Sight that is the Clayr's birthright, she feels alone, abandoned, unsure of who she is. Nevertheless, the fate of the Old Kingdom lies in her hands. With only her faithful companion, the Disreputable Dog, Lirael must undertake a desperate mission against the growing shadow of an ancient evil.

In this sequel to Sabriel, winner of the Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel, New York Times bestselling author Garth Nix weaves a spellbinding tale of discovery, destiny, and danger.
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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

106,930 ratings
4.26 out of 5 stars
5 49% (51,986)
4 35% (36,940)
3 13% (14,031)
2 3% (2,677)
1 1% (1,296)
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