Old Kingdom #3. Author: Garth Nix.
Only Lirael, newly come into her inheritance as the Abhorsen-in-Waiting, has any chance of stopping the Destroyer. She and her companions — Sam, the Disreputable Dog, and Mogget — have to take that chance. For the Destroyer is the enemy of all Life, and it must be stopped, though Lirael does not know how. To make matters worse, Sam’s best friend, Nick, is helping the Destroyer, as are the necromancer Hedge and the Greater Dead Chlorr, and there has been no word from the Abhorsen Sabriel or King Touchstone. Everything depends upon Lirael. A heavy, perhaps even impossible burden for a young woman who just days ago was merely a Second Assistant Librarian. With only a vision from the Clayr to guide her, and the rather mixed help of her companions, Lirael must search in both Life and Death for some means to defeat the Destroyer. Before it is too late…
I really, really liked this book. Lovely, intriguing characters, some of the mystery finally cleared up, and a stunning ending. The ending was over shorter than I would have liked, but characteristic of his style and still delightful. Also we got to delve a little more into the history of the world, which was fun, although there were still unanswered questions.
Sexual content: None.
Language: 2 derogatory terms, 4 d***, couple of ‘bloody’
Violence: High but usually non-graphic.
Love Triangle: No. /No romance.