The first book in the best-selling Old Kingdom trilogy - a passionately exciting tale of a young heroine who must do battle in the realm of Death itself to defeat a powerful enemy. Includes extra material from the author.
For many years Sabriel has lived outside the walls of the Old Kingdom, away from the random power of Free Magic, and away from the Dead who won't stay dead. But now her father, the Mage Abhorsen, is missing, and to find him Sabriel must cross back into that treacherous world - and face the power of her own extraordinary destiny.
This beautiful edition includes part of the original hand-written manuscript of Sabriel, an explanation by Garth Nix of his writing process, and a guide to the Necromancers' Bells.
'Sabriel is a winner, a fantasy that reads like realism. Here is a world with the same solidity and four-dimensional authority as our own, created with invention, clarity and intelligence.' PHILIP PULLMAN
'Passionately exciting, full of intriguing characters and stunning scenery, Sabriel is sheer enjoyment.' THE TIMES
'Weaving horror and fantasy into a rich, original story . a powerful, gripping quest.' THE AGE
Winner of the Aurealis Award for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction
Garth Nix has worked as a literary agent, marketing consultant, book editor, book publicist, book sales representative, bookseller, and as a part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve. Garth' s books include the award-winning fantasy novels Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen; and the cult favourite YA SF novel Shad' s Children. His fantasy novels for children include The Ragwitch, the six books of The Seventh Tower sequence, and The Keys to the Kingdom series. More than five million copies of his books have been sold around the world; his books have appeared on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, The Guardian and The Australian; and his work has been translated into 37 languages. He lives in a Sydney beach suburb with his wife and two children.
Young adult fiction
Winner, Aurealis Awards, Best Young Adult Novel and Best Fantasy Novel, 1995
Commended, ALA Best Book for Young Adults, 1996
Short-listed, Ditmar Award, 1996
Allen & Unwin
A & U Children
Paperback - B format
12 - 18
Young adult fiction