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Sabriel by Garth Nix
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Jun 28, 10

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bookshelves: otherworld, necromancer
Read on January 01, 2005 , read count: 1

This book was actually quite entertaining. Sabriel, parent-less, has to survive on her own in a boarding school. She has special privileges, though, that allow her to cross over into the "spirit world" because she, like her missing father, is a necromancer. They don't raise the dead, but they can help contain them.

This story rather disappointed me with the whole mix of "real world" and "spirit world". The world was built up in a Stardust fashion, where the two worlds are just separated by a real life barrier. At times the book was very realistic, at other it was so improbable as to be laughable. A mix like this doesn't sit well with me.

Other than that, the story line was actually quite well written; rather original in fact. Not worth reading immediately but try it out if you come across it.

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