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Name: Abhorsen

Author: Garth Nix
Year: 2003
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Popularity: 8
Genres/categories: Fantasy, Award winners, Adventure

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ISBN:
9780007137350
9780061474330
9780606297202
9780613835725
9780807205600
9781400086115
0007137354
0061474339
0606297200
0613835727
0807205605
1400086116
Winner of the Aurealis award for Young Adult Novel in 2003.

From the publisher (source: The Internet Book List):
The Ninth was strong
and fought with might,
But lone Orannis
was put out of the light,
Broken in two
and buried under hill,
Forever to lie there,
wishing us ill.

So says the song. But Orannis, the Destroyer, is no longer buried under hill. It has been freed from its subterranean prison and now seeks to escape the silver hemispheres, the final barrier to the unleashing of its terrible powers.

Only Lirael, newly come into her inheritance as the Abhorsen-in-Waiting, has any chance of stopping the Destroyer. She and her companions -- Sam, the Disreputable Dog, and Mogget -- have to take that chance. For the Destroyer is the enemy of all Life, and it must be stopped, though Lirael does not know how.

To make matters worse, Sam's best friend, Nick, is helping the Destroyer, as are the necromancer Hedge and the Greater Dead Chlorr, and there has been no word from the Abhorsen Sabriel or King Touchstone.

Everything depends upon Lirael. A heavy, perhaps even impossible burden for a young woman who just days ago was merely a Second Assistant Librarian. With only a vision from the Clayr to guide her, and the rather mixed help of her companions, Lirael must search in both Life and Death for some means to defeat the Destroyer.

Before it is too late....


This book is part of the "Abhorsen" series.
Here are some other books from this series:
Across The Wall
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, Pop Rating:3.8/10
Lirael
First published 2001
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, Pop Rating:8.1/10
Sabriel
First published 1995
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, Pop Rating:8.8/10
Clariel
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, Pop Rating:2.4/10
To Hold the Bridge
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, Pop Rating:1.3/10
The Creature in the Case
First published 2005
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, Pop Rating:1.5/10
Goldenhand
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, Pop Rating:2/10

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