Though her journey begins alone, she soon finds companions: Mogget, whose seemingly harmless feline form hides a powerful and perhaps malevolent spirit; and Touchstone, a young Charter Mage long imprisoned by magic, now free in body but still trapped by painful memories.
With threats on all sides and only each other to trust, the three must travel deep into the Old Kingdom, toward a battle that will pit them against the true forces of life and death, and bring Sabriel face-to-face with her own hidden destiny.
A tale of dark secrets, deep love and dangerous magic, Sabriel introduces Garth Nix as an exceptional new talent.
©1995 Garth Nix; (P)2002 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, An Imprint Of The Random House Audio Publishing Group
"It's an epic journey in a world as richly realized as Middle-earth and much darker and bloodier than Harry's trials at Hogwarts...Tim Curry brings authority to the reading, grounding the fantastic elements with nuance of character and depth of emotion. (AudioFile)
"Rich, complex, involving, hard to put down, this first novel...is excellent high fantasy." (Publishers Weekly)
"A page-turner for sure." (Booklist)
The story of a young woman sounds strange coming from an old man. I can't get over it-- it's kind of creepy and takes away from the storytelling, in my opinion.
Tim Curry has the perfect voice for this unusual fantasy. I had tried to read Sabriel several times because so many people told me I would enjoy it. I found the audiobook a great way to finally experience the book.
I'm a fan of fantasy epics, but I just couldn't seem to get into Sabriel. Perhaps it was the narrator Tim Curry (why not a female narrator?), or perhaps it was all the odd terms the author bandies about, but I foud Sabriel to be only average, and the characters unlikeable and cold. I was disappointed.
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