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15 February 2007

Abhorsen (Abhorsen #3)

The final book in the Abhorsen trilogy by Garth Nix. Each book in this series is better than the last, which says a lot because they were all amazing. But, they do in fact get better as they go. I had thought that Lirael was the best book I had ever read; then I read Abhorsen.

In Abhorsen, the characters from Sabriel (Sabriel, Touchstone, and Mogget) and the characters from Lirael (Lirael, Sameth, and the Disreputable Dog) join forces with all of the Charter (Magic)
Mages to fight a growing Free Magic evil that was once imprisoned under the Earth. An evil who uses necromancers to bring the Dead back to life to fight the Charter. It will take all of the power and knowledge of Sabriel, Lirael, Touchstone, Sam and the Clayr to try to wrestle this evil back into its cage. The founders of the Charter did it once, at the beginning of time, but is the magic still pure enough to fight back today?

As I said before, this series is better than The Lord of the Rings! I highly recommend it to anyone who likes to read.

Note: According to Garth Nix's website, it appears that there is a fourth book in this series - Across the Wall. That, unfortunately, is not so. Across the Wall is a collection of short stories by Nix. There is one that follows this trilogy, but it is not enough to satisfy the craving for more you will be left with after Abhorsen.

Nix, G. (2003). Abhorsen. New York: Harper Collins.

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