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The Abhorsen Chronicles by Garth Nix

The Abhorsen ChroniclesIn the ancient and mystical world of the Old Kingdom, evil constantly breeds despite valiant attempts to destroy it forever. But evil in the Old Kingdom is no ordinary evil; it is often the work of Free Magic creatures or necromancers raising the Dead to wreak havoc. Fortunately, there is some protection against the Dead such as sunlight, running water, and the Abhorsen, whose duty is to make sure the Dead stay dead. But the struggle between life and death seems to be an everlasting one with a bleak outcome, especially when chaos reigns. “The Abhorsen Chronicles,” composed of the three novels “Sabriel,” “Lirael,” and “Abhorsen” as well as the short story “Nicolas Sayre and the Creature in the Case,” tells the awesomely fantastical tale of this heart-stopping and dangerous battle spanning all time. In this world, virtually no one can be trusted and evil will stop at nothing to succeed.

Read the rest of my review at Reader Views Kids.

Rating: 5.0

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Heather Zundel said...

Oooh! You like the Abhorsen Trilogy? That just made my universe (but I guess they are calling it the Abhorsen Chronicles now). Do you know if this is in hardcover or paperback? Now, if only that Garth Nix would right another book in the Old Kingdom. . .

Drew Merryman said...

This book may include Over The Wall, a short story that takes place after the trilogy ends. Thus the chronicles.

Anonymous said...

Just to update fans, Nix has announced two more Old Kingdom novels! The first is a prequel about Chlorr of the Mask called 'Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen'. This is due out in 2010. The other, due in 2011 is a "sequel of sorts" that he hasn't really said much about.

Anonymous said...

What is the difference b/w the abhorsen chronicles and the abhorsen trilogy?

The Book Muncher said...

I'm pretty sure they're the same

Anonymous said...

oh ok.. thanks.. just wondering!

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