Book Title: Abhorsen
Author: Garth Nix
Category: fiction: young adult, fiction: fantasy
I find it hard to write about most series, or trilogies, as individual books, the story runs together throughout the three books in a way that I find hard to separate into individual reviews – the books will always be connected in my mind.
Where Abhorsen differs from Lireal, is in the amount of individual story threads coming together between the pages of this novel. Characters from across the trilogy finally begin working together, and realizing what is at stake. And they finally piece together the ideas that we as readers have already reached.
Overall I really do enjoy this series, its a different brand of magic than most of the other fantasy books I’ve read, and weaves together a lot of Garth Nix’s own brand of mythology and imagination.
Magic, self-sacrifice, self-discovery, love, adventure, and danger, this series is one I will definitely keep around to read again and again.