Beneath the earth, a malignant force lies waiting, greedy for freedom from its ancient prison. As the Old Kingdom falls once more into a realm of darkness and terror, the people look desperately to the Abhorsen, the scourge of the Dead, to save them. Yet Abhorsen Sabriel is lost, missing in Ancelstierre. Only Lirael has any chance of stopping the ...Read MoreBeneath the earth, a malignant force lies waiting, greedy for freedom from its ancient prison. As the Old Kingdom falls once more into a realm of darkness and terror, the people look desperately to the Abhorsen, the scourge of the Dead, to save them. Yet Abhorsen Sabriel is lost, missing in Ancelstierre. Only Lirael has any chance of stopping the Destroyer. With her companions Sameth, Mogget and the Disreputable Dog, she travels across the Old Kingdom in a race against time, battling Shadow Hands and dark necromancers to reach Ancelstierre before it is too late. But what hope can one young woman have against a terrible evil with the power to destroy life itself? This eagerly awaited conclusion to Garth Nix's extraordinary Sabriel and Lirael is a complex and vividly imagined story, powerful, terrifying and compelling. This beautiful edition includes Garth Nix's answers to the questions he is most frequently asked about the Old Kingdom books and writing in general, and a discussion of his favourite books from his own childhood. 'The reader's absorption into the intrigue, magic and dazzling richness of the worlds and characters created by Nix is irresistible pleasure ...' Australian Review of Books 'Terror, courage, bitterness, love, desperation, and sacrifice all swirl together in an apocalyptic climax that pits both Life and Death together against the destruction of everything ...This one is breathtaking, bittersweet and utterly unforgettable.' Kirkus ReviewsRead Less
Very good in very good dust jacket. UK hardback second impression, SIGNED at bookplate affixed opposite title page. Has additional Waterstones signed sticker to front of jacket. VG with some page tanning and a slight slant to spine, in VG+ unclipped jacket with light creasing to top edge. Harper Collins-Harpercollins 2004.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Signed by Author Signed by Garth Nix on title page-signature only-received in person. Sequel to Sabriel and Lirael First edition, First printing. With corresponding number line. Book is in Near Fine condition. Boards shows some smudges-not bumped. Fore edges are clean. Interior is clean and legible. Not remaindered. Dust Jacket is in Near Fine condition. Not chipped or crinkled. Not price clipped. Is covered by Mylar Brodart. All-ways well boxed, All-ways fast service. Thanks for browsing our inventory.
This was an amazing book! I have to admitt it wasn't as good as Sabriel or Lirael, but it was still a page turning read! Read it if you have read the other two, you will not regret it, I can promise you that!
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