When the wind blows from the
Old Kingdom, electricity has a tendency to fail and watches are known to
run backwards. This is the land where Sabriel was born - a land where
the dead walk freely and magic is a language everyone understands.
Her father's job is to put those dead creatures permanently to rest.
But when a creature linked to the Old Kingdom breaches the Great Wall to
bring Sabriel her father's magic bells she knows something must be very
wrong. Joined along the way by a talking white cat and a young
man who can't remember his past, Sabriel travels deep into the dangers
of the Old Kingdom intent on saving her father from his unknown fate.
However, like so many other things in the Old Kingdom, all is not as it
seems and before her quest is done Sabriel will find herself battling against
an ancient darkness intent on destroying not only her world, but her very
existence. (Miranda J. Hawkins, firstname.lastname@example.org)
father works in the Old Kingdom where the dead walk. When his magic
bells and sword are sent to Sabriel, she knows something's wrong.
Now she must travel deep into the dangers of the old Kingdom to save her
father from death or much worse. To find out what happens to Sabriel
and her father, read SABRIEL by Garth Nix. (Brittany C., 8th grade
student, Rundlett Middle School, Concord, New Hampshire)