Happy Wednesday everyone! Hope everyone's week has been going well so far. This week's Spotlight novel is actually a trilogy. The Abhorsen Trilogy by Garth Nix consists of three novels: Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen. It's one of my absolute favorite series and he's finally writing a fourth book call Clariel! It's due out in October, so hopefully this gives you all time to read the first three in preparation! If you're looking for a great Sci-Fi/Fantasy, here it is!
Sabriel, the first installment in the Abhorsen trilogy, Garth Nix
exploded onto the fantasy scene as a rising star, in a novel that takes
readers to a world where the line between the living and the dead isn't
always clear—and sometimes disappears altogether." (Goodreads - Sabriel)
WHO IS LIRAEL?
has never felt like a true daughter of the Clayr. Now, two years past
the time when she should have received the Sight that is the Clayr’s
birthright, she feels alone, abandoned, unsure of who she is.
Nevertheless, the fate of the Old Kingdom lies in her hands. With only
her faithful companion, the Disreputable Dog, Lirael must undertake a
desperate mission under the growing shadow of an ancient evil.
this sequel to SABRIEL, winner of the Aurealis Award for Excellence in
Australian Science Fiction, Garth Nix weaves a spellbinding tale of
discovery, destiny, and danger." (Goodreads - Lirael)
The Ninth was strong and
fought with might, But lone Orannis was put out of the light, Broken in
two and buried under hill, Forever 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.
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. . . ." (Goodreads - Abhorsen)