Goldenhand - Garth Nix (Book Review)
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It was unlike anything I had ever read.
Sabriel is the story of a young woman who unexpectedly learns that she is an Abhorsen. The official necromancer of the Old Kingdom. That story continues with Lirael and Abhorsen where we discover Sabriel has a half-sister she didn't know about, and her destiny intertwines very closely with Sabriel's.
Goldenhand continues Lirael's story after the events of Abhorsen, as she settles into her new role when a new threat looms over the Old Kingdom and a messenger desperately tries to get a message to the Clayr with disastrous results. The witch with no face is becoming a powerful enemy, and it's up to Lirael as the Abhorsen-In-Waiting to stop her whilst Sabriel and her husband King Touchstone take a much needed holiday.
The writing is exactly the same in each novel and it was like catching up with an old friend as I immersed myself into the world of Sabriel and Lirael.
I'll be honest, I wish there had been more Sabriel in this novel because I really like her and her story, but I can understand why the author pushed Lirael as the new generation.