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I’ve been interested in this book for a long time because at some point, and I don’t remember when, someone read me a paragraph from Sabriel that was beautiful. Having now read the book, I have no idea which passage that was, but that’s largely due to the book having elegant and pleasing prose throughout and it could have been any number of various sections. The entire book is beautiful, Sabriel is an incredibly powerful character, and Garth Nix has made something unique with her briel begins, as a lot of amazing fantasy novels do, with the birth of its character. Sabriel is a kid who shouldn’t have been born, but she is saved by her father, a man known as The Abhorsen. Nix revolves his system of magic, at least the foremost system, around death, which is a topic most authors are loathe to tackle (especially those potentially writing for young adults). He contains other types of magic called Charter and Free, which are loosely defined as controlled and uncontrolled sorcery. The Abhorsen has the potential to deal in all three, but is a master of Death magic. His tools take the form of bells, each with a specific purpose, their own tone, and a singular name. This is definitely the first time I’ve ever seen bells used as weapons. It seems hokey at first, but Nix info it extremely well, and his rules of life and death are interesting enough to pull the veil over our e Abhorsen has the power to raise the dead, quite literally, but he is a force for amazing in the Old Kingdom, Sabriel’s ver of Narnia. Comparing Sabriel to The Chronicles of Narnia is appropriate because in a lot of ways Nix is successor to Lewis. He writes about a land of magic and mystery that is connected to our own, in the beginning of the 20th century, and his protagonist is able to traverse between these two realms at will. Guns and swords exist in parallel, with the conceit that mechanical objects fail beyond the Wall (the barrier between the Old Kingdom and the modern world). This is a common tactic used by authors of fantasy to explain why swords and spells are truly the greatest utilities e true story of Sabriel begins during Sabriel’s latest year of college. She has excelled in all of her classes, is a strong spellcaster in her own right, and receives news that her father, The Abhorsen, is missing. She is armed, prepared, and sets off on her journey. Sabriel follows the Hero’s Journey without fail. Sabriel exists in the ordinary world, is called to adventure, meets her mentor (in the form of a talking cat), is tested and trialed, undergoes the challenge, and eventually returns home only to face down another, more difficult challenge. It’s all very predictable, but Nix’s writing is so enjoyable that a re-telling of this myth is welcome. She also meets a hunky, 200 year old, warrior-mage along the way, fulfilling any young adult notions readers might have.I hope none of this sounds reductive because I happen to love the Hero’s Journey. If I write a novel someday, I hope to use it myself, even if I subvert it in a few areas. This myth-type exists for a reason. It’s a way of storytelling that makes sense to our genetic code because we’ve read and heard it for almost two millenia or more. Sabriel is an perfect telling of the Journey, and that it features a strong, feminine protagonist helps it stand out above the pack.I’m intrigued by Nix’s world, his magic methods, and his hero building. He’s hooked me with this first novel in his Abhorsen series, and I plan on reading at least the next couple of books. I’m slightly disappointed, in looking at a brief synopsis of Lirael, that Sabriel no long features in the novels, but I don’t wish to create too a lot of assumptions, and Nix has earned some trust with this first installment. I look forward to my next trip beyond the wall.
I randomly picked up this book at a used bookstore, it was missing both front and back cover. Only thing I was able to see was the name: Sabriel. I had no idea what the book was about or even what kind of book it was. Thankfully I was bored out of my mind, and something about reading a book I had no idea what was seemed like a little adventure. Haha, but enough about that. I'm so glad that I gave this book a chance. Sweet, fun and very interesting. Admittedly it is a book for young adults, but still it gave me enormous pleasure. The globe is so interesting and well place together, the dead that refuse to stay dead is actually quite scary. Magic system is very intriguing as well. It is also interesting with some of the characters that are good, but at the same time you feel like you cant count on them to stay so. This gives the book a additional layer in my opinion. I read all the books in this series, I must admit that Sabriel was the one that struck a cord with me the most, but all the books are truly enjoyable and you should definitely give it a go. Thumbs up! :)
Sabriel is the first book in the brilliant Old Kingdom series and draws you in with it's creative use of exotic names and globe building. The writing is splendid and evokes chills in this reader, and it is simple to imagine this story would be awesome on the huge screen if directed by someone truly talented such as Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, etc). The times that Abhorsen or Sabriel struggle versus the currents of water passing through the gates of death are especially horrifying, and so brilliantly painted by Nix that, I for one will always see, feel and hear the struggles and the peal of the bells as described in these is book and the sequels in this series are really special and highly recommended reading, as are all the books written by Garth n't allow any of the negative reviews dissuade you from reading any of them.
I first read this book in the middle school years and it had quite an impact on me. The method Garth Nix presents the concept of death is so cool and original (so cool that middle school me wanted to be Sabriel). This is a book I return to occasionally. The globe is crafted so well and really comes to life. The characters are interesting, although with this latest read through (me know being one of those damned college kids) I noticed that Sabriel is definitely more grown-up then her 17 or so years. Which is not a problem, but it does create it a small harder to buy into the characters. "Sabriel" is the first book in the series, but the series can really be read in any order as each book follows a various protagonist. Sometimes the protagonists' paths cross, but you really won't be missing something large if you read these out of order.
I have loved this series for years, and I encourage all newcomers to jump into this globe Garth Nix created. It has a quick pace without being rushed. A well built globe that is a mix of magic and science, though the magic is only found in the old Kingdom and close to the wall that divides the two realms. In the far distant past bloodlines were formed that represented the greatest aspects of magic in the world. This story introduces you to 3 of them, the Abhorsen line of necromancers, the Ruling family line, and the Clayr who are gifted with an inner sight. The main focus is with the Abhorsen and the Ruling descendants battling a not good foe, and attempting to heal a devastated Kingdom. I can hardly do the story justice here, just begin reading!
I've always loved Sabriel. I read it again now, a lot of years later, and even though I knew from memory most of what was going to happen, I had forgotten the suspense, the feel of the story, and the method that everything just sucks you in! I love hearing about the Charter magic and Free Magic, and Mogget will forever be my favorite character. Very much a look into adulthood--you can think you're prepared, that you're a top-notch student and you know what you're getting into, but putting those theories into practice are seldom as simple as you think it's going to be, and the responsibilities of the world--whether as an Abhorsen or simply as a human being--can often come forth at a amazing cost and at the worst possible time.
Garth Nix's "Sabriel" is an enjoyable story about a young woman who is thrown into the responsibility of keeping the Dead "dead" by the sudden and unexpected death of her father, the previous Abhorsen. A riveting coming of age tale with lots of action, magic and even a love story thrown in, "Sabriel" kept me interested until the latest page. I am happy to have found another fantasy writer whose prose flows beautifully, and whose intricate and fully-imagined globe building gave me hours and hours of enjoyable reading. My only criticism is that this seemed more a YA novel, than an adult fantasy -- something I would have preferred when I was younger-- and I [email protected]#$%! had been more carefully described as such.