Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen

By NIX, Garth

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ISBN
9780061561559
Publisher
HarperCollins


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on July 1, 2014  |  Grades 9 and Up

Gr 7 Up—Over a decade has passed since Nix's last Old Kingdom novel, Abhorsen (HarperCollins, 2003), but he has lost none of his skill in depicting this fantasy realm. Nix sets Clariel 600 years before his other Old Kingdom novels, in a time when the king is old and weary and the current Abhorsen prefers to hunt game rather than Free Magic creatures and necromancers. Clariel is a young woman who is close kin to both the King and the Abhorsen but with little knowledge of ei...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on October 1, 2014

Six centuries before the events of Sabriel (rev. 1/97), Lirael (rev. 7/01), and Abhorsen (rev. 3/03), circumstances in the Old Kingdom are vastly different: the addled king refuses to rule; the Abhorsen neglects his duty to fight the resurrected dead; and treacherous Governor Kilp presides over capitol city Belisaere. Seventeen-year-old Clariel (who is related to both the royal and Abhorsen families, and thus a distant ancestor of Sabriel and Lirael), feeling claustrophobic in the bustling capitol, wants n...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

Six centuries before the events of <i>Sabriel</i>, <i>Lirael</i>, and <i>Abhorsen</i>, seventeen-year-old Clariel wants nothing more than to live in t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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