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I recently read the Sabriel books and i thought that they were the best books I have read in a long time. It is about necromancer that puts the dead back into death, not raising them back to life. Sabriel is a girl who is the Abbhorson in waiting. The Abbhorson is a person wo travels the countryside and keeps the dead from killing everybody. Sabriel is at her boarding school when she gets a package from her dad, she then realizes that he is trapped in one of the 9 layers of death. She then embarcks on a quest to find and free him. Along the way she finds an anchient king, a talking cat, and a whole new meaning to what it is like to be an Abbhorson. I hope you will read these books, Sabriel, Liarial (sp?), and Abbhorson.
 
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i read that book too and thoroughly enjoyed them... have you read the whole seires if not prepare for the worst as i believe the quality of each book declines as you read further into the series... also have you read Nix's other famous series in which the first book is Mister Monday... i thought these were great too.
 

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I'm starting both series now, giving the keys to the kingdom series priority, mister monday seems to be alright/good, I didn't like Sabriel much though.
 

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i read that book too and thoroughly enjoyed them... have you read the whole seires if not prepare for the worst as i believe the quality of each book declines as you read further into the series... also have you read Nix's other famous series in which the first book is Mister Monday... i thought these were great too.
i cannot disagree more. The sabriel book was the worst of them all; i only decided it was good right near the end (when you hear about the assassination of the royal family). The books got better the further you read (although the ending was really crap, well really really crap to be precise)
 

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also, if you want to read a single novel by Nix, then read Shades Children. It is about a person called Gold-Eye who is living in a country that has been taken over by the "Overlords" which are monsters who raise children and take their minds and place them into monsters, use muscles for monster muscles... it pretty good.
 

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Ah yes... The abhorsen series is awesome ;). The ending wasn't THAT bad... Personally I believe Lirael was the best of the 3 though, Sabriel seemed as if it was a different story with the same characters, whilst Abhorsen was a little slow in places.

Edit: Woah, didn't notice how old this thread was ;?. Obviously nobody writes reviews very often :D.
 

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hmm Sabriel was a strong first book and is a stand alone book for all intents and purposes. Lirael was, I think, a stronger book in that the author sought to spend more time developing the character he was using and building the world round that character; some people complained about this and thought that Garth was getting too wordy - well fantasy tends to be wordy anyway to tell us the world its set in - so I had no problem with that. The third book was a let down though - it moved far quicker than either Lirael or Sabriel and was weaker in content. This I think is partly because its not really a full book - its the end of Lirael split into another book so that the publishers could have a "Trillogy" because Tolkien had one - every fantasy must be one!
 
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