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361 pages, Paperback
First published May 1, 1995
Death and what came after death was no great mystery to Sabriel. She just wished it was.Sabriel and her father have a very unique brand of magic. They can communicate with the dead and the damned from the Old Kingdom.
Does the walker choose the path, or the path the walker?With the dead creeping ever closer to her friends and countrymen, Sabriel must go to find her father before it's too late and he transverses through one gate of death too many.
Do not tarry, do not stop, no matter what happens.I've heard so many wonderful things about this one...that I...welll....I expected a little bit more...
"I love you," he whispered. "I hope you don't mind.And I'm just sitting there like, what? When did this happen?
"Yes," said Abhorsen. "I am a necromancer, but not of the common kind. where others of the art raise the dead, I lay them back to rest. And those that will not rest, I bind-or try to. I am Abhorsen . . ."
He looked at the baby again, and added, almost with a note of surprise, "Father of Sabriel."
“Let this be my final lesson. Everyone and everything has a time to die.”
#1 Sabriel ★★★☆☆
#2 Lirael ???
#3 Abhorsen ???
#4 Clariel ???
#5 Goldenhand ???
Five Great Charters knit the land
Together linked, hand in hand
One in the people who wear the crown
Two in the folk who keep the Dead down
Three and Five became stone and mortar
Four sees all in frozen water.
“Does the walker choose the path, or the path the walker?”
Death and what came after death was no great mystery to Sabriel. She just wished it was.
“I love you,” he whispered. “I hope you don’t mind.”
“You are the fifty-third Abhorsen, Sabriel. I have not taught you as well as I should – let this be my final lesson. Everyone and everything has a time to die.”
“It sounds like a terribly brilliant plan to me,” muttered Mogget. “The genius of simplicity…”