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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While the Abhorsen series continues to thrive on its magic and worldbuilding, llirael characterisation in Lirael is unfortunately not up to par with its predecessor, Sabriel. She constantly bemoans her situation, considers killing gafth but decides that throwing herself off a glacier might not really be the way to gomakes constant bad decisions that seem to work out for her and so on and on and on.

A Million More Pages: Both characters demonstrate the typical angst and insecurity of teenagers; one who bemoans the absence of a power that is the birthright of her race and the other who decries the responsibility thrust upon him because of his birthright and powers. His most recent book, Frogkisser!

In garrth ways – and this doesn’t happen often – I was ok with the moments when I didn’t like the characters because a they were still surrounded by a great deal of power and b it made them more human. The Disreputable Dog The highlight of this series so far truly lies in the magic and worldbuilding. She’s loyal, funny, and wildly powerful. What’s not to like here?

When I started this, I was way excited This question contains spoilers… view spoiler jix Lirael get the sight? In Sabriel, the heroine and we as the readers were plunged almost immediately into the dangerous journey across the Wall.

Lurael hated the charac When I glance at the reviews for this book, I’m actually surprised. More about Garth Nix We meet Lirael, who is a loner and has trouble being around other people and communicating.

With a cast of fantastic characters and a quick moving pace mostlyyou are truly sucked into the world of the old kingdom and it’s pretty scary. In January Garth went back to dedicated writer again, despite his belief that full-time writing explains the strange behaviour of many authors. Garth Nix has been a full-time writer sincebut has also worked as a literary agent, marketing consultant, book editor, book publicist, book sales representative, bookseller, and as a part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve.


Nov 10, Cinda rated it it was amazing Shelves: Throught the series, I see endless potential for growth. Seaward Susan Cooper 9. His name is West. He could become the brave warrior that fights for his kingdom. View all 21 comments. I really related to the curious side of her, cause if it were me, I’d be doing the exact same thing. To view it, click here. Maybe this is a reflection of the difference in my age and the target audience. The legions of Faery, aided by trolls, demons and the Wild Hunt itself, are poised to overthrow the Realm Mirra R I suppose that it is possible, especially if you know the story of Sabriel, but I wouldn’t recommend it.

So generally it was a ton of fun watching Lirael explore it all, learning crucial magics along the way.

Lirael (Abhorsen, #2) by Garth Nix

Sabriel was a pure pleasure to read. Lirael is also different physically. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Under Hedge’s influence, Sameth’s friend Nicholas Sayre an Ancelstierran aristocrat crosses the border into the Old Kingdom and travels to the Red Lake, where the royal rule does not extend and the Clayr cannot See. As I mentioned in my last update, these books are sometimes difficult to focus on, but by the end I want to go back and reread them to piece everything together.

Also in the series: Not accepting her constant self-belittling, the Dog prods her into action that finally takes the direction of her tale towards an intriguing revelation of her potential heritage.

The novel is more soul-searching than its predecessor Sabrieland the major theme is that society does not have to dictate the outcome of one’s future. This page was last edited on 11 Julyat Also, Tim Curry’s narration is very good. The rest of the book I just wasn’t as convinced about.


Lirael by Garth Nix

He This sequel to Sabriel is stronger on character development but weaker on action; I don’t think Nix has quite figured out how to balance the two aspects of the story. This is the Disreputable Dog when she first meets Lirael: Her white skin burnt instead of tanning and she had dark eyes and even darker hair. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

I think this is also due in part to this being more of a part one to the story and Abhorsen being part two of the story. Instead we are presented with a coming of age tale where our two young protagonists realise that their duty for the greater good must come before their personal fears.

I was hoping Nix would give her the sight just so she’d stop worrying herself and us over it. Overall, Lirael is another brilliant addition to the Old Kingdom series and sets itself up nicely for another book that is sure to be as action and magic-packed as always.

It is filled with twists and turns, playful inventiveness and dark magic, and is sure to satisfy his many readers. He reached out to it, like a hunter trying to pat a wolf in the vain hope it might only be a friendly dog.

Lirael: Daughter of the Clayr

In young-adulthood, she joins the staff of the Clayr’s Library, and acquires the Disreputable Dog; and with the latter’s help, vanquishes a series of monsters in the Library itself. Apart from him, I fell in love with both Lirael and the Disreputable Dog and cannot wait to get my hands on the last book! Overall, I didn’t hate it. For instance, the Clayr’s glacier has an air of oppression and deep sadness, while the great library Lirael came to love conveyed a sense of hope.

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