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The Abhorsen Sabriel and King Touchstone are missing, leaving only Lirael — newly come into her inheritance as the Abhorsen-in-Waiting — to stop the Destroyer. If Orannis's unspeakable powers are unleashed, it will mean the end of all Life. With only a vision from the Clayr to guide her and the help of her companions, Sam, the Disreputable Dog, and Mogget, Lirael must search in both Life and Death for some means to defeat the evil destructor — before it is too late...
The apocalyptic conclusion to the series of events that began with Sabriel and continued in Lirael, the New York Times bestselling Abhorsen is an electrifying reading experience not to be missed.
"Nix brings his trilogy to a literally earth-shattering conclusion....This one is breathtaking, bittersweet, and utterly unforgettable." Kirkus Reviews
"[A] riveting continuation....
"The tension throughout the story is palatable, and despite a solid, satisfying conclusion, Nix leaves himself a bit of room to revisit his intricately designed universe..." Booklist
"Abhorsen will delight Nix's dedicated fans. Similar to Tamora Pierce's engaging heroines, this fantasy novel provides readers with a...strong, quick-thinking, compassionate young woman who triumphs against seemingly impossible odds." Children's Literature
"Abhorsen is an excellent denouement for a fantasy that is both literary and popularly accessible." School Library Journal
"[A] brilliant mix of subtlety and tension, darkness and light. Cliff-hanging action combines with Gothic gloom, occasionally leavened by flashes of wit....
Now available in paperback — the New York Times bestselling conclusion to the Abhorsen trilogy. Lirael, now revealed to be Abhorsen-in-Waiting, realizes that she and her three companions are all that stand between an ancient horror and the world.
About the Author
Garth Nix grew up in Canberra, Australia. Besides being a full-time writer, he has worked as a sales rep, publicist, editor, marketing communications consultant, literary agent, and part-time soldier. He is the author of Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen, the books in the internationally bestselling Abhorsen trilogy, as well as Shade's Children and The Ragwitch. He now lives in Sydney, a five-minute walk from Coogee Beach, with his wife, Anna, his sons, Thomas and Edward, and lots of books.
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