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5.0 out of 5 stars
silverkeysanddirisputibledogs, 21 Feb. 2006
This book is too amazing for words. I know you need to read abhorsen aswell but it is honestly worth it, I still cant stop reading it!
Lirael is a character who you can really relate to. From the beggining you can see the resembelence to Sabriel, but you cant see how. Another main character is Sameth, the royal son of Sabriel and Touchstone (Im so relieved they stayed together!) and although some people say they find him annoying i cant agree. Like Lirael you feel really sorry for him as he feels he cant take up the role as abhorsen-in-waiting and he will diapoint his family and kingdom.
There are old characters who are great to see again, like Mogget the amazing sarcastic and deadly cat-free magic thing (read the last book to find out what!) and new ones aswell. From Ellimere (I have to tell you this cos I didnt realise till three years later, Ellimere is named after Sabriels old schoolfriend who died during Kerigors attack.) Sams bossy sister, to The Dirisputible Dog who is just as cool as mogget, but doesnt try to kill everyone when her collar is taken off. (though that never happens, so Im sort of guessing, cos shes really friendly).
But anyway this book is so much better than HP as it has cooler types of magic and is more of a LOTRs genre with swords and horses, but has genuinally amusing sides to it aswell, like Sam being forced to play a dancing bird by his sister. And like both those books it definately desrves to be made into a film!