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Magic, mystery and some very odd Dead things

Advantages: A 'lose yourself' story
Disadvantages: Too much for young children

...12 months ago I read a book by Garth Nix called Sabriel about a young necromancer in a fantasy land who fought adventures with the Dead (and even the Greater Dead) by going into Death itself. It was a good book, not great, just good. Lirael is the ...

Fruity_Tart 09.06.2004 · Read full review
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Back Beyond the Wall

Advantages: Stronger characterisation than part one, same incredible world
Disadvantages: No real resolution, finishes rather sharply

Although Lirael is the second part of the Old Kingdom trilogy, it is much less a continuation of the first Sabriel, than it is its own book. Or, perhaps, half of one; unlike the self-contained story of Sabriel, this effort ends fairly abruptly and without ...

Puggers 17.06.2007 · Read full review
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Magic, Premonition and Necromancy

Advantages: Easy read and captivating
Disadvantages: Someone's bound not to like it, however much I do

I acquired Lirael by accident really, but the story has got me hooked on Garth Nix's writing. As it is the sequel to Sabriel, I was initially unsure about reading it before first reading Sabriel; but then I didn't want to buy Sabriel and find that ...

Ankes-un-amun 25.05.2005 · Read full review
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More magic, more undead, and a talking dog too!

Advantages: Darker and more gripping than Sabriel
Disadvantages: Ends on a cliffhanger

Lirael is the second book in the Clayr trilogy, and would probably be difficult to understand without having read Sabriel first, as much of the groundwork and magical explanations have already been learnt during Sabriel. It is centered on Lirael, daugh ...

flamesparrow 23.05.2004 · Read full review
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Lirael by Garth Nix

Advantages: Really very scary indeed!
Disadvantages: The next one is still in hardback and I have to know what happens next... :-)

...Well having read Sabriel someone lent me Lirael and it was fantastic! The characters from the previous book don't really appear much, which is a shame, but the new characters are very believable and there are some surprises which I won't spoil for you. ...

annhunter 11.05.2004 · Read full review
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