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 1 5 Feb 18, Both characters demonstrate the typical angst and insecu While the Abhorsen series continues to thrive on its magic and worldbuilding, the characterisation in Lirael is unfortunately not up to par with its predecessor, Sabriel.

I really loved Sabriel and I would really suggest reading it. I hated the charac When I glance at the reviews for this book, I’m actually surprised. It has lain lost and forgotten for fifteen hundred years in the ancient heartland of England — a scrap jix glass and metal melded by fierce fire.

Lirael and Sameth have reached the safety of the Abhorsens House after fleeing from Necromancer Hedge and his dead minions. But when tensions rise throughout the Old Kingdom and the appearance of an ancient evil threatens everyone, Lirael must leave the glacier she grew up on and rise to the challenge of following a different path than the one she believed she was destined for.

I felt she was a very bland rather petulant character, but then she was obviously surrounded by a great deal of power so I was kind of fascinated. I stayed up until midnight to finish this and I don’t regret that really, but I need to be awake at 5am for uni, so It just lost momentum for me and the pacing never picked up.

View all 4 comments. I will read almost anything that has a Dillions c I’m not a huge fantasy person, but I’m always up for a kick-ass heroine such as Lirael.

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Lirael by Garth Nix

The Library Lived In: I was fuming throughout this novel, especially that it constitutes lirxel stark contrast with Sabriel. What they do know Nov 10, Cinda rated it it was amazing Shelves: In A Bookish Reverie: While the Abhorsen series continues to thrive on its magic and worldbuilding, the characterisation in Lirael is unfortunately not up to par with its predecessor, Sabriel.


The ending was a bit abrupt, and Sameth was a little aggravating, Lirael and the world building made up for it seven fold. The book is split into three parts, the first of which is set 14 years after the events in Sabriel ; the last two parts are set five years after part one.

A major theme that runs throughout the book is feelings of isolation and difference from those around us, something that I, and I’m sure many other teenagers, can relate to. Nix was born in in Melbourne, Australia, and spent his childhood in Canberra.

Please, just put him in the back somewhere and let him play sports or something. It didn’t happen, so he can go back to whining like a bitch because he’s afraid to read a damn book.

May 08, Nikki rated it liked it Shelves: I just didn’t love it. View all 3 comments.

Lirael | Abhorsen, Book 2 of The Old Kingdom Series | Young Adult Fantasy Novel Author Garth Nix

Or the Disreputable bitch, if you want to get technical. Her black hair and pale, deathlike skin mark her immediately out from her fellow Clayr, but Lirael is also unusally quiet and reserved, liraell Lirael is very lonely.

They are entitled to this sobriquet because every single one of them can see the future. I accepted their flaws as very real and not as constructs or as the author just writing bad characters. His one good trait is loyalty and wanting to help his friend. Lirael was as appalling as Sabriel was awesome. His fingers touched the solver clasp and the Charter marks laid upon it, but before he could do more, a violent shaking overtook him, and gaeth skin turned as cold as ice.

The paths of the characters come together as it becomes clear that there is a new evil sweeping the Old Kingdom that is more terrifying than anything that has come before it and Lirael begins a quest, driven by a vision by liraep Clayr that lirae find her jix a treacherous path to fulfill her true destiny. For such a long book, it made it seem a bit like filler. Thomas from Alba I read this book first when I was about 14 and no matter how many times I came back to it later in life it still had the same qualities to it that made it one of my favourite fantasy books when I was younger.


US cover of Liraelfeaturing the title character and the Disreputable Dog.

The Old Kingdom

I was hoping Nix would give her the sight just so she’d stop worrying herself and us over it. Apr 28 33 27 May 01, There, Lirael is identified as Sabriel’s half-sister and heir, and Sameth with the long-extinct ‘Wallmakers’. But again, it’s not bad at all.

The characters are brilliantly fleshed out and don’t draw from stereotypical fantasy archetypes. Then it ambled across and licked the petrified girl on the face with a tongue that most definitely was all real and not some Charter-made illusion.

Because of Garth Nix’s skills as a writer, anyone regardless of age or sex can take something from this book. Hyddenworld William Horwood 9. Set in the same dark, magical world as Garth Nix’s award-winning Sabrielthis is a spellbinding tale of discovery, destiny and danger, from an exceptional fantasy talent. I hated the characters.

The author handles themes of love, loneliness, alienation and duty with a maturity and refreshingly honest hand which makes this a universally enjoyable book.

It was close as the story is a pretty good one and we are still following the plot line thrown out in Lirxel, just not quite as well in my opinion of course.

But between her constant bemoaning of her fate and Sam’s refusal to talk to his parent’s when he had the chance I’ll wait till morning This is the sequel to Sabriel, the award winning book from Garth Nix.