“I'm not really sure if I can provide a good review of this book for two reasons. One, it's apparently been too long since I read book two and I was a little lost as to what was going on (which I don't think in any way was the author's fault). And secondly, I have had a really hard time at work the last couple of weeks and it took me a long time to get through the book. I do think it was a decent fantasy overall, if not a terrifically original one. Probably worth reading if you enjoyed the first two books in this series.”quadragon27 wrote this review Monday, April 15, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The best of the whole series.”Meredith wrote this review Wednesday, March 20, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Gripping page turning stuff - but now it's finished I want more.”Barnsley Historian wrote this review Wednesday, February 6, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Really more of a part 2 to Lirael rather than a stand-alone book. Still, loved listening to this in the car. What a great series. The disreputable dog and Mogget--love both of them.”Alaine wrote this review Saturday, January 19, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Lirael and Sam combine their efforts as the all-out battle with the Destroyer comes to fruition. Mogget and the Disreputable Dog lend a...paw as well. Sabriel and Touchstone have their own mission to deal with but all come together when evil is awakened and the forces of good are needed most. Death has never been so important until a Rememberencer needs to look back in time in order to turn the tide and prevent a world's destruction.
Another book I could not put down. Non-stop action, good finish to a great trilogy.”
“Wow! What an incredible trilogy! So fresh and unique. I'm a big, big fan.”Brendan Cannon wrote this review Sunday, September 9, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A great conclusion to a great series. Everything lured you in and begged you to finish it”Pearl wrote this review Sunday, September 9, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Abhorsen is the final book in a trilogy (a fantastic trilogy, I might add). It follows Sabriel and Lirael, both of which I highly recommend.
Abhorsen begins exactly where we have left off in Lirael - the Destroyer is on the verge of regaining its' infinitely destructive powers and only Lirael and Sam, with the help of their magical animal companions, are able to stop it. I worry that this little description sounds trite, but be very aware that these are NOT light books. Death is, as in the other two books, a very real place where things don't stay put as they should and where evils as old as the earth are capable of escaping and wreaking havoc on those that still have blood in their veins.
The battle between good and evil in this final book is powerful and intense. I love that Nix doesn't ever waste my time - the story moves along swiftly and our main characters are such intriguing people with such different strengths. I just really love this whole world, in fact, when I closed the book I found myself almost groggily coming back to this real one, I felt that ensconced. If you appreciate finely-tuned fantasy, I'd definitely begin at the beginning with Sabriel.
“Disappointing finish to the series”Unizen wrote this review Thursday, August 16, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No