Garth Nix's fantasy masterwork is a compelling high fantasy, the gripping story of a young heroine who must do battle in Death itself to defeat a powerful enemy. A tale of dark secrets, deep love and dangerous magic.
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.
'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
Garth Nix is the bestselling author of numerous books including the award-winning fantasy novels Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen and the Keys to the Kingdom series that begins with the CBC Honour Book Mister Monday. A full-time writer since 2001, he has previously worked as a literary agent, a marketing consultant, a book editor, book sales representative and bookseller. More than five million copies of his books have been sold around the world and his work has been translated into 40 languages. He lives in Sydney with his wife and two children.
Winner, Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction, Best YA Novel & Best Fantasy Novel, 1995
Winner, ALA (American Library Association) Award, Best Book for Young Adults, 1996
Short-listed, Ditmar Award, Best Long Fiction, 1996
Short-listed, W. H. Smith Book Awards, Children's Book of the Year, 2003
Allen & Unwin
A & U Children
Paperback - B format