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15 February 2007

Lirael (Abhorsen #2)

Lirael is the second book in the Abhorsen trilogy by Garth Nix. As good as Sabriel is, Lirael is better. And not just because half of the book takes place in a library.

Lirael is a daughter of the Clayr, a group who can see the future, or past, or well, they don't always know when, but they have the Sight. Lirael feels left out because she is getting older and doesn't yet have the Sight. She take refuge in the Great Library. Little does she know that she is slowly learning all of the skills and magic she will need when the Old Kingdom calls on her for help.

Guided by her companion, the Disreputable Dog, Lirael travels on a desperate mission under a growing shadow of ancient evil. She is joined by Prince Sameth on his own journey to save a friend from Ancelstierre, Nick, who was on his way to visit when he disappeared.

This novel takes over after Sabriel ends to continue the saga of the Old Kingdom and the fight of good verses dark magic.

Nix, G. (2001). Lirael. New York: Harper Collins.

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