Grace Nye reviews 'Clariel' by Garth Nix

Grace Nye reviews 'Clariel' by Garth Nix

Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen

by Garth Nix

Allen & Unwin, $22.99 pb, 432 pp, 9781741758627

Grace Nye

Grace Nye

Grace Nye is a producer and co-presenter of The Book Club, broadcast weekly on 4ZZZ FM and the Community Radio


Garth Nix’s Sabriel (1995) remains a high water mark for Young Adult fantasy. With its strong-willed heroine and distinctive setting, which mingled wizardry and necromancy with industrial-era technology, the novel found a devoted following and influenced a generation of fantasy authors.

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Published in April 2015, no. 370