"Sabriel is the first installment in a women-led fantasy series about magic, the undead, and necromancy. Nix lays out a richly crafted world mixing elements of high medieval and early 20th century Britain. You'll be as impressed with the world building as you are with the characters and storytelling. I enjoyed getting lost in this book as an adult as much as I did as a 13-year-old.
And did I mention that there are ladies fighting necromancy?"
Game of Thrones fans will love the New York Times bestselling Abhorsen series. Sabriel, the first installment in the trilogy, launched critically acclaimed author Garth Nix onto the fantasy scene as a rising star. Since childhood, Sabriel has lived outside the walls of the Old Kingdom, away from the power of Free Magic, and away from the Dead who refuse to stay dead. But now her father, the Abhorson, is missing, and Sabriel must cross into that world to find him. With Mogget, whose feline form hides a powerful, perhaps malevolent spirit, and Touchstone, a young Charter Mage, Sabriel travels deep into the Old Kingdom. There she confronts an evil that threatens much more than her life and comes face-to-face with her own hidden destiny. . . .