Daughter of the Clayr

Nix, Garth

Book - 2008
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
When a dangerous necromancer threatens to unleash a long-buried evil, Lirael and Prince Sameth are drawn into a battle to save the Old Kingdom and reveal their true destinies. Lirael has never felt like a true daughter of the Clayr. Now, two years past the time when she should have received the Sight that is the Clayr's birthright, she feels alone, abandoned, unsure of who she is. Nevertheless, the fate of the Old Kingdom lies in her hands. With only her faithful companion, the Disreputable Dog, Lirael must undertake a desperate mission under the growing shadow of an ancient evil. In this sequel to Sabriel, winner of the Aurealis Award for Excellence in Australian Science Fiction, New York Times best-selling author Garth Nix weaves a spellbinding tale of discovery, destiny, and danger.

Publisher: New York : Eos, c2008, 2004
Edition: Revised Eos ed
ISBN: 9780061474347
Branch Call Number: y NIX 2008
Characteristics: 464 p. ;,21 cm


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Oct 11, 2012
  • carrington681 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Unknowingly started the Old Kingdom series with this book. I was able to begin with this book and totally understand the story. Great writing and great series. Can't wait for the prequel, Chlorr of the mask, to be released. Make sure to finish up the trilogy with Abhorsen.

Nov 26, 2010
  • dragonlover_samantha rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fabulous book, if a bit dry near the middle. The beginning part of the book was the best. Not as good as Sabriel, but still very good.

Sep 22, 2010
  • diamond_shark rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Good for teen readers- pick up the last entry in the series to have at the same time as this one, as it ends rather abruptly (leading directly into the third book.) No real concrete conclusion, as the story won't be finished until the third.

Mar 09, 2010
  • sprocket rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I wanted to hang out with Lirael more than I wanted to befriend Sabriel. I enjoyed my journey with this loner librarian a great deal. If you read Sabriel, keep reading the series, and spend some quality time in Garth Nix's Old Kingdom.


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