New York Times bestseller Lirael is perfect for fans of epic fantasy like Game of Thrones. In this sequel to the critically acclaimed Sabriel, Garth Nix draws. Lirael by Garth Nix. Lirael book cover. logo logo. Rating / A multifaceted tale of death. Free preview. It has been 18 years. Lirael is Abhorsen Book 2 of The Old Kingdom Series by award-winning author Garth Nix, author of young adult fantasy novels.

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Lirael, on her nineteenth birthday, is identified as a ‘Remembrancer’ a clairvoyant able to accurately perceive the pastand sent with the Dog to the Red Lake ligael rescue Nick, who has by now become the host of a malign, alien intelligence.

Maybe this is a reflection of the difference in my age and the target audience. The conclusion to Garth Nix’s extraordinary Lirael is a rich and vividly imagined story, breathtaking, terrifying, ni utterly absorbing.

I have to say that I enjoyed this book far more than it’s predecessor, although, without Sabriel doing most of the ground work, this book wouldn’t be as free to thunder along at such a roaring pace. Audio 33 Reading Challenge: Sabriel can pretty much stand alone, but the second two books are basically one long continued story, with Lirael setting things up, and Abhorsen bringing them to a close.

So fun, so funny, niz the show! Lirael and Sameth both felt very realistic, although I was disappointed that the story didn’t pick up farth Sabriel had left off — it made the romance between her and Touchstone feel very insta-love, but alas. I went back and forth between liking the characters and not, which I think reveals how fully formed they are. I felt like the book was way too gaeth.


As we find both our main characters getting to terms with each of their own true legacy, the enemy is moving ever closer garty his goal. As the Old Kingdom falls once more into a realm of darkness and terror, the people look desperately to the Abhorsen to save them from the Dead.

Lirael by Garth Nix

As I mentioned in my last update, these books are sometimes difficult to focus on, but by the end I want to go back and reread them to piece everything together. Nice to see the stories and characters are getting more complexed – I am looking foward to the next instalment in the stories.

And of course a young man who’s managed to get himself so scared of his “expected future” that he’s paralyzed at the very thought of it I wanted a more heroic character instead of a whiner.

I liked nkx, just because Lirael was good with Charter marks, didn’t make her all powerful; that there were weaknesses to how it can be used.

Abhorsen The Abhorsen Chronicles: With a cast of fantastic characters and a quick moving pace mostlyyou are truly sucked into the world of the old kingdom and it’s pretty scary. She is so standing apart that she Sabriel was a pure pleasure to read.

Lirael by Garth Nix – review

Three stars, not bad, a fairly interesting story that tells us more of the world and it’s people, hope the next strikes me better. Week 1 1 1 Mar 12, As the story continued, however, I liked her.

Everything from the Abhorsen’s house to the river Ratterlin has character and charm. Sabriel was a good stand-alone novel.

The Old Kingdom Series by Award-Winning, Young Adult Fantasy Author Garth Nix

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on this book, it really makes a difference and helps readers to find their perfect book. Books by Garth Nix. I liked that, just because Lirael was good with Charter marks, didn’t make her all powerful; that there were weaknesses to how it ca I liked this book.


So when they attacked, I was like! The book certainly ends with a cliffhanger, leaving the reader with many unanswered questions. Every year at an exclusive private boarding school in New York state, the graduating students uphold an old tradition — they must swear an oath of secrecy and leave b I’m truly surprised that this book can be considered YA These books are awesome and should be mandatory reading by everyone.

Because of Garth Nix’s skills as a writer, anyone regardless of age or sex can take something from this book. Tense Tips on technique 7: My wounds have already scarred, but still, the book does not deserve more than 2 stars and another half for the story lriael. As far as the characters went, I didn’t like Lirael in the beginning. Nov 10, Cinda rated it it was amazing Shelves: I would not piss on Lirael, Sameth, or the Disreputable Dog if they were on fire.

I just didn’t love it. Sabriel The Abhorsen Chronicles: The writing is witty, action packed and magical! It took me gartb while to get around to reading this book, even though I rushed out and bought it immediately after finishing Sabriel.

I was fuming throughout this novel, especially that it constitutes barth stark contrast with Sabriel. This for me told a pretty good story but could have done it better in maybe two thirds the length