Retrospective Wednesday is a feature at My Head is Full of Books designed to give bloggers a chance to highlight a book that was published in previous years, in the hope that it will cause others to go back and read it. The featured book must have been published one or more years ago.
The story begins when Sabriel, who is in her last year of school in Ancelstierre a kingdom very like ours in the early 20th century, receives a message that means her father needs her help in the Old Kingdom. In that kingdom her father was the Abhorsen, or the necromancer responsible for making sure that the dead stayed dead, or that they traveled past the ninth gate and couldn't return to earth again. When Sabriel returns to the Old Kingdom in search of her father she realizes that something is horribly amiss in the kingdom and she realizes that she will have to fight the living dead without him.
Sabriel has been a favorite book of one of my friends, Sandy. She has encouraged me to read it for years. Now that I have I am prepared to push it in my library, even placing it on my Nifty-Fifty cart where I highlight tried and true books making easy access for readers. In addition, I want to encourage you, too, to give this book a try. I am ready to read Lireal and Abhorsen, books #2 and #3 in the series.
20 books in July Reading Challenge
7 / 20 books. 35% done!