Sabriel 25th Anniversary Edition

by Garth Nix

On Sale: 08/03/2021

Sabriel 25th Anniversary Edition

by Garth Nix

On Sale: 08/03/2021

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ALA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel

About the Book

A 25th anniversary edition of the first installment in the Old Kingdom series, from master of fantasy and globally bestselling author Garth Nix, with captivating new cover art and exclusive extras.

Exclusive content including an original short story set in Sabriel’s school days and other extras complete this special paperback edition.

Sent to a boarding school in Ancelstierre as a young child, Sabriel has had little experience with the random power of Free Magic or the Dead who refuse to stay dead in the Old Kingdom. But during her final semester, her father, the Abhorsen, goes missing, and Sabriel knows she must enter the Old Kingdom to find him. She soon finds companions in Mogget, a cat whose aloof manner barely conceals its malevolent spirit, and Touchstone, a young Charter Mage long imprisoned by magic, now free in body but still trapped by painful memories.

As the three travel deep into the Old Kingdom, threats mount on all sides. And every step brings them closer to a battle that will pit them against the true forces of life and death—and bring Sabriel face-to-face with her own destiny.

Sabriel is a winner, a fantasy that reads like realism. Here is a world with the same solidity and four-dimensional authority as our own, created with invention, clarity and intelligence.” —Philip Pullman, author of His Dark Materials trilogy

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Critical Praise

“Rich, complex, involving, hard to put down, excellent high fantasy.” - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Nix has created an ingenious, icy world. The action charges along at a gallop. A page-turner for sure.” - ALA Booklist (starred review)

“By turns rousing, charming and slyly funny, Sabriel is an engaging tale that slays sexual stereotypes along with its monsters.” - San Francisco Chronicle

“Sabriel is a winner, a fantasy that reads like realism. Here is a world with the same solidity and four dimensional authority as our own, created with invention, clarity, and intelligence. I congratulate Garth Nix. And I look forward to reading his next piece of work.” - Philip Pullman

“A wonderful new fantasy filled with rich and complex imagery.” - Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

“Nix’s monsters are scary and repulsive, his sense of humor is downright sneaky, and he puts his heroine through engrossing physical and emotional wringers. This book is guaranteed to keep readers up way past their bedtimes.” - School Library Journal

“A compelling fantasy. The story is remarkable for the level of originality and leaves readers to explore for themselves.” - Horn Book Magazine

“I think Garth Nix has created a really remarkable and persuasive world; and done it in the grand style of heroic romance-with some wonderful twists and turns. His Sabriel is a herione truly worthy of that role.” - Lloyd Alexander, author of The Black Cauldron

“An involving fantasy that takes off running and doesn’t let up the pace until the final page. The pacing is exquisite, the suspense rising and falling and rising again until the truly edge-of-your-seat finale. A winner for fantasy and adventure lovers.” - Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Sabriel has a fast pace, drama, vivid descriptions, excitement and humour. Packs of putrefying zombies, too. What more could you want?” - Guardian Unlimited, Susan Price, author of The Sterkarm Handshake

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063040496
  • ISBN 10: 0063040492
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 08/03/2021
  • Pages: 352
  • List Price:15.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Fantasy / Epic
  • BISAC2 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
  • BISAC3 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Girls & Women

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