Thursday, May 31, 2012
Garth Nix - Lirael
In the second book of the Abhorsen series we meet the next generation of the Old Kingdom. The two main characters are Lirael who is a daughter of the Clayr, and Sameth the son of Sabriel and Touchstone.
I love how in very different ways you see how each of them struggles with feeling like they don't belong in the role which they are assigned. Lirael desperately wants to be a full member of the Clayr like her mother. Sameth struggles to fill his mothers role as Abhorsen while secretly detesting the very thought. In this book you watch them each grow into their future rolls as their paths converge on their quests.
I loved this series and wholeheartedly recommend it to others looking for a good fantasy read. 4/5