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by Nix, Garth.

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Where To Find It

Call number: Teen Fiction

Additional Details

"First published in 1995 by HarperCollins"--verso t.p.

Sabriel, daughter of the necromancer Abhorsen, must journey into the mysterious and magical Old Kingdom to rescue her father from the Land of the Dead.

Community Reviews

Cool magic

Very interesting, well developed universe with a fascinating magic system.


A good, great read.

My Personal Favorite

Sabriel is one of the most original and imaginative pieces of teen fantasy around. The storyline is well-developed, the characters interesting and realistic, the writing done well, and the premise entirely enchanting. As writing that predates such new "classics" as Harry Potter and Percy Jackson, it contains much that should be admired.

It is a must-read for anyone who enjoys teen or young adult fantasy. Also check out the other two books of the trilogy!


Sabriel is a fairly original growing-of-age story that takes place in an alternate universe setting similar to post-industrial America or Europe that also has a land of magic on one side. Excellent story and the sequels don't disappoint, either.

Quick Thoughts on Sabriel

Sabriel seemed to be a sort of cross between Harry Potter and Ender's Game, with a female heroine. It was a little long, and the middle lagged; however, the beginning and especially the ending were fantastic. Recommended.

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