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Abhorsen By Garth Nix Abhorsen The Ninth was strong and fought with might But lone Orannis was put out of the light Broken in two and buried under hillForever to lie there wishing us ill So says the song But Orannis the Destroyer

  • Title: Abhorsen
  • Author: Garth Nix
  • ISBN: 9780060278250
  • Page: 465
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Abhorsen By Garth Nix The Ninth was strong and fought with might But lone Orannis was put out of the light Broken in two and buried under hillForever to lie there, wishing us ill.So says the song But Orannis, the Destroyer, is no longer buried under hill It has been freed from its subterranean prison and now seeks to escape the silver hemispheres, the final barrier to the unleashing of its teThe Ninth was strong and fought with might But lone Orannis was put out of the light Broken in two and buried under hillForever to lie there, wishing us ill.So says the song But Orannis, the Destroyer, is no longer buried under hill It has been freed from its subterranean prison and now seeks to escape the silver hemispheres, the final barrier to the unleashing of its terrible powers.Only Lirael, newly come into her inheritance as the Abhorsen in Waiting, has any chance of stopping the Destroyer She and her companions Sam, the Disreputable Dog, and Mogget have to take that chance For the Destroyer is the enemy of all Life, and it must be stopped, though Lirael does not know how.To make matters worse, Sam s best friend, Nick, is helping the Destroyer, as are the necromancer Hedge and the Greater Dead Chlorr, and there has been no word from the Abhorsen Sabriel or King Touchstone.Everything depends upon Lirael A heavy, perhaps even impossible burden for a young woman who just days ago was merely a Second Assistant Librarian With only a vision from the Clayr to guide her, and the rather mixed help of her companions, Lirael must search in both Life and Death for some means to defeat the Destroyer.Before it is too late
    Abhorsen By Garth Nix

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    1. Charlotte May on said:

      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 Magic the fixed [...]

    2. Jessica on said:

      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, prep [...]

    3. TS Chan on said:

      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 action, a lot less moping and some solid character growth with two young protagonists, both who have vast potential stemming from their unique bloodlines There is [...]

    4. Ahmad Sharabiani on said:

      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 2009 1387 400 9786005142167 1391 456 9789643698270 1393 560 9789645369758

    5. Lindsey Rey on said:

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

    6. Stephen on said:

      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 interestin [...]

    7. Heather Turner on said:

      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 Mogget the bad [...]

    8. Krissa on said:

      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 them just [...]

    9. Jillian on said:

      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 comes t [...]

    10. Kay on said:

      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 about Lirael and Nicholas.

    11. Nemo (The Moonlight Library) on said:

      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 inventi [...]

    12. Ashley on said:

      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 magic [...]

    13. Joey Woolfardis on said:

      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 ha [...]

    14. Andrea on said:

      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 people g [...]

    15. Phrynne on said:

      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 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 likes fant [...]

    16. RavenclawReadingRoom on said:

      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 confident in her powers as Remembrancer and Abhorsen in Waiting Sam becomes 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 damned fun 27 [...]

    17. Sarah on said:

      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 tears [...]

    18. Teno Q. on said:

      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 from joining [...]

    19. Rebecca on said:

      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 really [...]

    20. Nidofito on said:

      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 for mo [...]

    21. Marina on said:

      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.

    22. Mike (the Paladin) on said:

      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 at times Having [...]

    23. Sarah on said:

      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 so [...]

    24. Cynthia on said:

      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 the evi [...]

    25. Jonathan Terrington on said:

      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 than I fell in love with the book itself Unlike with Harry Potter where I began to enjoy the later books than the initial few due to the charm of the books matching the storytelling and character development I feel as if the first two books a [...]

    26. Mariel Zani Begoña on said:

      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 termin esta saga Desafortunadamente toda la trilog a es un enorme MEH para m S lo sobresalieron Salpir n y la Perra Canalla

    27. Marc Aplin on said:

      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 third in the series after [...]

    28. Sesana on said:

      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 books, one of which is a prequel, but I haven t yet decided if I ll read them Although [...]

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