New York Times bestseller Lirael is perfect for fans of epic fantasy like Game of Thrones. In this sequel to the critically acclaimed Sabriel, Garth Nix draws. Lirael by Garth Nix. Lirael book cover. logo logo. Rating / A multifaceted tale of death. Free preview. It has been 18 years. Lirael is Abhorsen Book 2 of The Old Kingdom Series by award-winning author Garth Nix, author of young adult fantasy novels.

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They are entitled to this sobriquet because every single one of them can see gartth future. Two books through this trilogy because I’m very unsure about reading past that, since Nix has started doing prequels and such and I’m STILL uncertain how I feel about it.

I guess I just didn’t click with this one as much as Sabriel. Lirael, solitary daughter of the Clayr, and Sameth, the reluctant Abhorsen-in-Waiting, both seek the same man who may farth the key to an ancient evil stirring in the West. I will read almost anything that has a Dillions cover, story be damned.

Lirael: Daughter of the Clayr

Leo and Diane Dillon Lizzy Bromley design. I thoroughly enjoyed the first 2 books in this trilogy, mostly because they appeal to my morbid streak. Make more of his tennis rackets! This article is about the book. Overall, the book was really good.

Lirael, on her nineteenth birthday, is identified as a ‘Remembrancer’ a clairvoyant able to accurately perceive the pastand sent with the Dog to the Red Lake to rescue Nick, who has by now become the host of a malign, alien intelligence.

Want to Read saving…. It was close as the story is a pretty good one and we are still following the plot line thrown out in Sabriel, just not quite as well in my opinion of course. May 15, Sh3lly grumpybookgrrrl. Set in the same dark, magical world as Garth Nix’s award-winning Sabrielthis is a spellbinding tale of grath, destiny and danger, from an exceptional fantasy talent.


Looking forward to reading Abhorsen though. See all 4 questions about Lirael…. While I liked Sabriel, I found her a bit flat and her relationship with Touchstone not terribly convincing emotionally.

I completely agreed with that point…in book 1. Retrieved from ” https: Maybe this is a reflection of the difference in my age and agrth target audience.

I am curious to see where this series will go from here. But Lirael has never received the Sight. I accepted their flaws as very real and not as constructs or as the author just writing bad characters. But the Dead cannot be laid to rest until the strange secret linking the fate of Lirael and Sameth is revealed. She is an adult, and she does not have the Sight. Abhorsen The Abhorsen Chronicles: A kick in the nuts for the reader, and a main character.

Lirael by Garth Nix – review

I did, at least. The first book, which I had liked.

So fun, so funny, stole the show! I mostly liked the pace. Nice to see the stories and characters are getting more niix – I am looking foward to the next instalment in the stories. Pros Characters, prose, audio narration, character development, Death, the library of the Clayr, pace Cons Pace can be a little iffy sometimes I’m not a huge fantasy person, but I’m always up for a kick-ass heroine such as Lirael.

Lirael, the protagonist of the second and gadth books, is Sabriel’s younger half-sister on the father’s side; but is unaware of this until her nineteenth year, and largely raised by her mother’s relatives, the Clayr.


Apr 28 33 27 May 01, Plot Tips on technique 6: I’ll be honest, I got sick of Liraeo constant woe is me I don’t have the sight I really really love Lirael and the Disreputable Dog was a great addition.

Lady Friday The Keys to the Kingdom: Seaward Susan Cooper 9. And most of the entire middle section was ALL. For such a long book, it made gzrth seem a bit like filler.

Here he is expected to succeed his mother Sabriel as the Abhorsen: I think I prefer Liraelthough, because of the library, and because also Abhorsen honestly kind of scares the shit out of me. His father Touchstone therefore takes him back to the Old Kingdom and the safety of the palace in Belisaere.

That might have made a good book. With only her faithful companion, the Disreputable Dog, Lirael must undertake a desperate mission under th Lirael has never felt like a true daughter of the Clayr.

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View all 11 comments. This also meant that the Disreputable Dog met Mogget, the cat, who is now accompanying Sam after he stole away from the palace under the guise of an ordinary traveller.

It just lost momentum for me and the pacing never picked up. Lists with This Book. Lirael is a Daughter of the Clayr, compensating her lack of Sight i. This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [Does Lirael get the sight?

Sam started out alright, but I came to loathe him more than Lirael herself by the end. Lirael is closer to a piece of artwork than a book.