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Sabriel

Sabriel

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Stacy
HPB Staff

Sabriel

by Nix, Garth
YA High Fantasy

'Sabriel' was one of those accidental finds for me that absolutely paid off. It is the story of a young girl living in the nonmagical realm of Ancelstierre, just outside of the wall separating them from the magic of the Old Kingdom. Her father is the Abhorsen, a necromancer tasked with keeping the Dead from rising out of death. But when he goes missing, Sabriel must face her destiny as the next Abhorsen, traveling into the magical kingdom and even into death to find her father and defeat the evil forces trapping him there. The world of the story is fully realized and complex, but the story is really driven forward by the strong characters. I become very attached to Sabriel, the unforgettable hero of the story. Young Adult fiction is all about strong female leads right now, but so many of them are flat, one-dimensional. Sabriel is strong and courageous, even daring sometimes. But she is also kind, loyal, vulnerable. If you liked Katniss and Hermione, you'll love Sabriel. This book is engrossing for both teens and adults, lovers of magical realism and high fantasy, even dinosaurs will love this book. Do you have a pulse? Then go read this book before it's too late!

 
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Sabriel, daughter of the necromancer Abhorsen, must journey into the mysterious and magical Old Kingdom to rescue her father from the Land of the Dead



  • Condition: Used - Good
    HPB condition ratings
    • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
    • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
    • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
    • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
    • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
    • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
    Conditions Guide
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sold by: HPB Hamburg Pavilion
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
  • ISBN-13: 9780062315557
  • ISBN: 0062315552
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Edition: Reprint


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HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
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  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
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HPB condition ratings
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  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
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  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
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