Abhorsen

ORANNIS THE DESTROYER HAS BEEN FREEDAND ONLY LIRAEL, newly come into her inheritance as the Abhorsen in Waiting, has any chance of stopping it She and her companions Sam, the Disreputable Dog, and Mogget have to take that chance If Orannis s unspeakable powers are unleashed, it will mean the end of all Life With the help of her companions and a vision from the CORANNIS THE DESTROYER HAS BEEN FREEDAND ONLY LIRAEL, newly come into her inheritance as the Abhorsen in Waiting, has any chance of stopping it She and her companions Sam, the Disreputable Dog, and Mogget have to take that chance If Orannis s unspeakable powers are unleashed, it will mean the end of all Life With the help of her companions and a vision from the Clayr to guide her, Lirael must search in both Life and Death for some means to defeat the Destroyer before it is too late
Abhorsen ORANNIS THE DESTROYER HAS BEEN FREEDAND ONLY LIRAEL newly come into her inheritance as the Abhorsen in Waiting has any chance of stopping it She and her companions Sam the Disreputable Dog and Mog

  • Title: Abhorsen
  • Author: Garth Nix
  • ISBN: 9780060528737
  • Page: 153
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
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    About the Author

    Garth Nix

    Garth Nix was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia, to the sound of the Salvation Army band outside playing Hail the Conquering Hero Comes or possibly Roll Out the Barrel Garth left Melbourne at an early age for Canberra the federal capital and stayed there till he was nineteen, when he left to drive around the UK in a beat up Austin with a boot full of books and a Silver Reed typewriter.Despite a wheel literally falling off the Austin, Garth survived to return to Australia and study at the University of Canberra After finishing his degree in 1986 he worked in a bookshop, then as a book publicist, a publisher s sales representative, and editor Along the way he was also a part time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve, serving in an Assault Pioneer platoon for four years Garth left publishing to work as a public relations and marketing consultant from 1994 1997, till he became a full time writer in 1998 He did that for a year before joining Curtis Brown Australia as a part time literary agent in 1999 In January 2002 Garth went back to dedicated writer again, despite his belief that full time writing explains the strange behaviour of many authors.He now lives in Sydney with his wife, two sons and lots of books.

    208 Comment

    • Charlotte May said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:11 AM

      4.5 stars!This series just keeps getting better!We find Lirael and Sam immediately after book 2, on the hunt for Sam’s friend Nick and the evil he has accidentally gotten himself trapped in. Along with the Disreputable Dog and Mogget the cat we are taken on a fantastic ride through a world where the dead don’t stay dead!“Confused Dead Hands staggered out of her way, gobbling their distress from their decayed throats.” Nix has created such an incredible magic system; with both Charter Mag [...]

    • Jessica said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:11 AM

      Can I just say how shocked I am by how good this book was? I mean, I guess everything that happened in Lirael was necessary in setting the stage for Abhorsen, but man did Lirael put a damper on the Old Kingdom high I got from Sabriel. In book 2, Lirael was mopey, annoying, and the Mary-Sue from Hell. Sam was pretty angsty, too, and the book felt entirely like exposition with no real pay off at the end (with a long ways to go). Needless to say, I approached Abhorsen with distrust and apprehension [...]

    • TS Chan said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:11 AM

      Abhorsen is a great conclusion to a narrative arc which started with Lirael, the second book in the series. The two main characters introduced in the previous book, Lirael and Prince Sameth, have now accepted their respective legacies and fate in what is to become a fight for the survival of the very world itself. Finally, we have a lot more action, a lot less moping and some solid character growth with two young protagonists, both who have vast potential stemming from their unique bloodlines. T [...]

    • Ahmad Sharabiani said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:11 AM

      Abhorsen (Abhorsen #3), Garth NixAbhorsen is a fantasy novel by Australian writer Garth Nix, first published in 2003. It is the third book in the Old Kingdom series (following Sabriel and Lirael).تاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیست و دوم ماه اکتبر سال 2009 میلادیعنوان: ابهورسن - کتاب سوم از سه گانه ی گارت نیکس با عنوان: پادشاهی کهن؛ نویسنده: گارت نیکس؛ مترجم: پریا آریا (پریا تج [...]

    • Lindsey Rey said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:11 AM

      [3.5 Stars]I liked the ending, but I've decided I'm not the biggest fan of Garth Nix's writing style.

    • Stephen said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:11 AM

      4.5 to 5.0 stars. Having just finished this, the final book in the Abhorsen Trilogy, I have to say that it RANKS AMONG THE BEST YA FANTASY SERIES I have ever read. The world created by Garth Nix composed of the Northern Old Kingdon (where magic exists) sitting side by side with the South (looking much like an early 20th century city in Europe) is so realistically portrayed that the whole story comes to life. The interplay between these two realms is very well done. Add to that one of the most in [...]

    • Heather Turner said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:11 AM

      As in "Sabriel" and "Lirael," Death is a riverine chasm from which the dead can be called back to the living by powerful necromancers. Only the Abhorsen (Sabriel) or the Abhorsen-in-waiting (Lirael) can pass from life into the river of Death, through the eight Gates of fog, whirlpools, waterfalls, and shadow, and do magical combat with the necromancers in their own dark realmWell, the Disreputable Dog can splash into Death, too and in "Abhorsen" you'll find out who she really is, along with Mogg [...]

    • Krissa said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:11 AM

      So everything I held against Book Two, Lirael, was released in Abhorsen. The book races, literally and figuratively - I read it in a day. The climax is beautiful, BEAUTIFUL, with all the characters you love and hate from all three books playing their part with some powerful punches. It also drags torturously through some characters' descents into madness which is, well, maddeningly written, curse Nix and his talent. I adored this trilogy and wish people would stop resisting me forcing it upon th [...]

    • Jillian said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:11 AM

      So now that I'm done with the trilogy I'll say that it was Great. I read the last book so fast, I think I read it in two days? Maybe three. Anyways, the climax is good (and not painfully predictable like book 2) and the characters are developed so well by the end that I was just sucked in. My face even scrunched up at the end when one character you know. It always happens to someone. The fact that I even thought about crying is quite a feat for an author, since I pride myself on stoicism when it [...]

    • Kay said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:11 AM

      What a stunning conclusion to an amazing trilogy. The scope of the conclusion - which covers the foundation of the Charter - was incredible and tied up several loose ends. I can't wait to read more about Lirael and Nicholas.

    • Victoria Schwab said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:11 AM

      This has become one of my favorite series of all time.

    • Nemo (The Moonlight Library) said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:11 AM

      This review was originally posted on Young Adult At HeartDespite their new destinies, Lirael and Sam continue their plan to recue Nick and stop whatever he is unearthing. Slowly the pair come to discover what it is: Lirael embraces her destiny as not only the Abhorsen-in-Waiting, but a Remembrancer as well, someone who can See the past like her Clayr sisters can See the future. Sam, relieved he no longer has to deal directly with Death, embraces his destiny as a royal Wallmaker – his hobby of [...]

    • Ashley said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:11 AM

      I think probably the best way to describe what it's like to read the Abhorsen trilogy is to compare it to a snowball rolling down a very, very large hill. We are all familiar with this metaphor--it basically implies that the thing being compared metaphorically moves faster and becomes MORE on the way down, whether that thing is the plot or your emotions as a reader, or both. Abhorsen is like this, but also THE SNOWBALL IS ON FIRE.Sabriel introduced the world, the characters (most of them), the m [...]

    • Joey Woolfardis said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:11 AM

      I first read these when I was much younger, probably just a few years after they were published. I must confess, before I started them I could barely recall them at all, aside from a few episodes from the first book, Sabriel. I had hastily added 3 or 4 stars to them when I transferred them to GoodReads, so they must have had a lasting impression on me for me to do that.Second re-through and I could see a little why I liked them, but they weren't the kind of thing I would love to read nowadays. I [...]

    • Andrea said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:11 AM

      A better-paced story than Lirael - in part because Lirael and Abhorsen are basically one complete story split into two, and while Lirael's plot involves the Old Kingdom being snared in the villain's plans - while the two main characters angst about their role in life - Abhorsen's plot is full speed ahead to confrontation.One thing bothers me about the world-building though. The Old Kingdom exists thanks to an ancient binding contract that depends on three bloodlines. And there's an awful lot of [...]

    • daisy said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:11 AM

      i'm a mess

    • Phrynne said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:11 AM

      This was a very satisfying end to an excellent series. I have really enjoyed the author's world building which includes charter magic, travels into Death,the Wall and much more. There have also been some tremendous characters, Mogget and the Disreputable Dog being two of my personal favourites. There was plenty of action in this last book and I was very happy to see Sabriel and Touchstone returning at last to share in the final outcome. This is a series I would happily recommend to anyone who li [...]

    • RavenclawReadingRoom said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:11 AM

      28/1/2016This was a pretty damned great ending to the trilogy. Lirael goes through so much character development in the course of this book, becoming more confident in her powers as Remembrancer and Abhorsen-in-Waiting. Sam becomes more courageous and confident as well, Mogget and the Disreputable Dog are great throughout, and like I said last time, we get a much greater view into Death than ever before. Basically, Sabriel is still my favourite book of the series, but this one's still pretty dam [...]

    • Sarah said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:11 AM

      God, was this good.I neglected to write a review for Lirael, but that's mainly because a) that book and this one feel essentially like two halves of a longer, LOTR-style novel, and b) I read the two of them so close together that I can't even quite remember the dividing line between them.I just finished the book approximately five minutes ago, so my thoughts aren't entirely coherent yet. Let me try, though.1) Everybody lives! Just this once, Rose, everybody lives!2) The Dog. I just sat here with [...]

    • Teno Q. said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:11 AM

      Abhorsen takes three-hundred-plus pages to take Lirael, Sam, the Dog and Mogget from Point A - the Abhorsen's house in the Old Kingdom - to Point B - the Lightening Farm in Ancelstierre. Throughout the book, the main goal was to go there, fast fast fast, hurry hurry hurry hurry. It is much the same in the first book, Sabriel. Some might find it exciting and adventurous but I simply found it tiring. When they reach Ancelstierre, they must stop stop stop the hemispheres hemispheres hemispheres fro [...]

    • Rebecca said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:11 AM

      Frankly, this book bored me. I can finish a modern fantasy book I moderately like in one night, so when I say it took me weeks to read this book, you can see that something really went wrong here. I liked Sabriel- it was fresh and fascinating, an entertaining read, though not a favourite. Plenty of action, great world building. Then along came Lirael. Also a good read, and different enough from the first to keep me interested. I liked reading about the Clayr, and the angstiness of the characters [...]

    • Nidofito said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:11 AM

      Rating: 4.5/5An epic conclusion to the Old Kingdom trilogy where finally all the backstory from Lirael comes into play. It was quite a thing to see Lirael and Sam adjust comfortably into their new positions (they grow up so fast sniff). Sure they were scared, and underprepared, with occasional doubts, but I loved the feeling of rightness that came with their roles in the quest to defeat Orannis.The switch between characters was done pretty smoothly, and with all the traveling that was going on f [...]

    • Marina said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:11 AM

      This book is fast-paced, entertaining and filled with action and suspense. I enjoyed it less than Lirael and Sabriel, because its focus in less on self-searching than these two. I'm not fan of military or necromancy, but, although this book is filled with solders and dead, I enjoyed it nonetheless.

    • Mike (the Paladin) said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:11 AM

      I would like to give this book four stars. it has some wonderful moments and it tells a good story. On the whole I enjoyed it, but not four stars worth. Why?First sadly it's just not as good as the first book in this "series" (I'll explain the quotes later.) I really liked Sabriel and had these on my "get them list" for a long time. This book picks up just as the second volume (Lireal) ends. Unfortunately (for me) Lireal dragged down and became such a slow and tedious book I was almost in tears [...]

    • Sarah said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:11 AM

      This series just gets better with every reread, I've actually lost count of how many times I've read these books over the years but the Old Kingdom trilogy will always have a special place in my heart and I'm excited that Garth Nix has decided to revisit the world again with Clariel. Before I start the new book I wanted to reread the original books again though and Abhorsen was just as fantastic as I remembered it being. It picks up the story almost immediately after the ending of the last book [...]

    • Cynthia said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:11 AM

      This review may contain spoilers for the first two books of the series.Oh, ABHORSEN. I finished you at 1am and sobbed for at least 15 minutes.An ancient evil, imprisoned since the dawn of time, is on the verge of being freed. Lirael and Sam, followed by their companions, the Disreputable Dog and Mogget, are the only ones who have a chance to stop it from destroying the world before it’s too late. But Nick, Sam’s best friend, is being controlled against his will and unknowingly by a shard of [...]

    • Jonathan Terrington said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:11 AM

      The world of Abhorsen is a fascinating world between death and life. Set predominantly in the Old Kingdom, this is the conclusion to the trilogy (although there is now also a prequel book) that begun with Sabriel. However, sadly, I fell in love with the world more than I fell in love with the book itself. Unlike with Harry Potter where I began to enjoy the later books more than the initial few - due to the charm of the books matching the storytelling and character development - I feel as if the [...]

    • Mariel Zani Begoña said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:11 AM

      I did it! I finished this series. Unfortunatelly, the whole trilogy was a huge meh for me. Only The Disreputable Dog and Mogget stood out for meLo hice! Por fin terminé esta saga. Desafortunadamente toda la trilogía es un enorme MEH para mí. Sólo sobresalieron Salpirón y la Perra Canalla

    • Marc Aplin said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:11 AM

      Many of you may not have heard of this series… I picked it up by complete chance about 5/6 years ago when visiting a relative. I forgot the book I was currently reading (Magicians Guild) and was kinda bored over the weekend there. Still having 5 days left on my trip, I walked past a charity shop and sat in the window was a book called ‘Sabriel’. Now, to me it looked ‘fantasy-ish’ so I picked it up…The book was so amazing that by the end of the holiday I was almost finished on the thi [...]

    • Sesana said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:11 AM

      An incredible improvement from Lirael. Largely because both Lirael and especially Sameth come into their own in this book. Sam in particular is far, far less irritating even from very early on. Also, large chunks of Lirael had essentially been exposition, and all for this book. This is where almost all of the excitement and action is, and it's great. It makes for a very satisfying ending. I know that there are two more books, one of which is a prequel, but I haven't yet decided if I'll read them [...]

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