January 14th, 2016

Golden Hair


Sabriel by Garth Nix

Opens with a prologue wherein a man has to save his newborn daughter from death -- and a necromancer.  And then to the girl herself, about to graduate from school on the other side of the Wall, out of the Old Kingdom and where the magic is weaker (though strong enough .  She is considering what to do after when a dark shadow appears -- carrying a sack.  It came from her father.  It brings the sword and the bells, all magical, he uses in his role as the Abhorsen, to combat necromancers and the Dead.  He must have been in great danger.

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