Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sabriel by Garth Nix

Like her father Sabriel has the power to send the Dead back into death, rather than having them roam the earth killing the living. Their main tools are a series of bells that, when rung correctly, have the power to send the death to lasting peace. The land of rampant magic is separated from the human world by a wall and Sabriel has been going to a boarding school on the human side of the wall. But when she is visited by a magical creature who brings her father's bells and his sword she knows that something has happened to her dad and that she must travel into Death to find him and bring him back. First she has to find his body on the magical side of the wall, a place she has never visited. While there she discovers that a restless and powerful spirit is working to find a way to defeat Sabriel's father and come back to life once and for all.

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