Book Review of Sabriel (Old Kingdom, Bk 1)

Sabriel (Old Kingdom, Bk 1)
Sabriel (Old Kingdom, Bk 1)
Author: Garth Nix
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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From Amazon:
"After receiving a cryptic message from her father, Abhorsen, a necromancer trapped in Death, 18-year-old Sabriel sets off into the Old Kingdom. Fraught with peril and deadly trickery, her journey takes her to a world filled with parasitical spirits, Mordicants, and Shadow Hands. Unlike other necromancers, who raise the dead, Abhorsen lays the disturbed dead back to rest. This obliges him--and now Sabriel, who has taken on her father's title and duties--to slip over the border into the icy river of Death, sometimes battling the evil forces that lurk there, waiting for an opportunity to escape into the realm of the living. Desperate to find her father, and grimly determined to help save the Old Kingdom from destruction by the horrible forces of the evil undead, Sabriel endures almost impossible exhaustion, violent confrontations, and terrifying challenges to her supernatural abilities--and her destiny."

Wonderful read, if you like fantasy this is a great trilogy (1 of 3)