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When the future is unclear, who holds the key to destiny? Sequel to the spellbinding, award-winning fantasy adventure, SABRIEL. Lirael has never felt ...

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Excellent

A 'lose yourself' story

Too much for young children

About 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 next part in The Old Kingdom Trilogy...

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“Back Beyond the Wall”

published 17/06/2007

Stronger characterisation than part one, same incr...

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 any real sort of resolution, leading...

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Excellent

Easy read and captivating

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 I didn't like either book. So that settled it and...

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Darker and more gripping than Sabriel

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, daughter of the Clayr. The Clayr can see into the...

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Excellent

“Lirael by Garth Nix”

published 11/05/2004

Really very scary indeed!

The next one is still in hardback and I have to kn...

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. Lirael is much darker than Sabriel so make...

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Excellent

interesting, you can't wait to find out what happe...

takes a while to get into. you really do have to w...

In the world of sabriel and magic a new era has dawned and a new person has another unwanted destiny thrust upon them. Lirael: a young girl lives an ordinary life with "the seers," a group of people who catch glimpses of the future. And with their combined power attempt to mark out the path of...

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Excellent

“The daughter of a Clayr”

published 18/01/2007

Fun, exciting, breath of fresh air, myserious

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Lirael is an amazing piece of work written by Garth Nix. The story is written with such expertise that it will make you feel as if you are there. Sequel to Sabriel, Lirael is set in a glacier. It'a a story of wanting too belong, wanting to understand. This is because Lirael feels she is different...

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Excellent

Great book, better than the first...

Again- watch out for younger kids.

And it was as exciting as the first time. Lirael is the second in the series and probably my favourite book from the trilogy. The edition I have has a gorgeous front cover complete with 'Chartermarks'. I've reviewed Sabriel and my feelings for this book are pretty similar. Again great characters...

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