Book Review: Abhorsen by Garth Nix

Abhorsen by Garth Nix
Title: Abhorsen (Book 3 in the Old Kingdom series)
Author: Garth Nix
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Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Price: $19.95 (paperback) $10.39 (eBook)
Rating: 5 out of 5

About The Book:
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 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?

Aspects I Liked and/or Enjoyed
~Narrative Conclusion: I liked how everything all interconnected in a believable way, there were high stakes, heroic sacrifice and narrative loose ends all tied up.
~Different POV’s: There was a lot of stuff going on, you couldn’t stay in one person’s head and receive all the information the reader needed, but Garth Nix managed to jump through different POVs without it coming off as confusing, in fact it made the narrative richer.
~Big Damn Heroes: It should go without saying 🙂

Aspects I Had Problems With
~Deus Ex Machina: While the Reader within enjoys the moment between the Disreputable Dog and Nicholas, the Writer within objects, however it wasn’t overdone and quite frankly Lirael and Sameth deserve a little happiness for helping to prevent Armageddon. Other than that, I didn’t really have a problem with Abhorsen.

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