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eBook Lirael: Daughter of the Clayr ePub

by Garth Nix

  • ISBN: 0060278234
  • Category: Literature and Fiction
  • Subcategory: Teens
  • Author: Garth Nix
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperTeen; First Edition edition (April 2001)
  • Pages: 496
  • ePub book: 1870 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1771 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 979

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Lirael has never felt like a true daughter of the Clayr

Lirael has never felt like a true daughter of the Clayr. Abandoned by her mother, ignorant of her father's identity, Lirael resembles no one else in her large extended family living in the Clayr's Glacier. She doesn't even have the Sight - the ability to See into the present and possible futures - that is the very birthright of the Clayr. Nonetheless, it is Lirael in whose hands the fate of the Old Kingdom lies.

Lirael has never felt like a true daughter of the Clayr. In this sequel to the critically acclaimed Sabriel, Garth Nix draws readers deeper into the magical landscape of the Old Kingdom and weaves a spellbinding tale of discovery, destiny, and danger

Lirael has never felt like a true daughter of the Clayr. In this sequel to the critically acclaimed Sabriel, Garth Nix draws readers deeper into the magical landscape of the Old Kingdom and weaves a spellbinding tale of discovery, destiny, and danger. Скачать (pdf, . 3 Mb) Читать. Epub FB2 mobi txt RTF. 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.

Garth Nix sent the following posts to customers who purchased Lirael: Daughter of the Clayr. Lirael" has the same balance of humor and horror as the first book

Garth Nix sent the following posts to customers who purchased Lirael: Daughter of the Clayr. Lirael" has the same balance of humor and horror as the first book. We have things like the bodies of refugees being turned into decayed Dead Hands, the clawed insecto-human Stilken, or just the aura of darkness around the Book of the Dead. But we also have funny things like Nick or the running joke about the Dog and food. She doesn't even have the Sight-the ability to see into possible futures-that is the very birthright of the Clayr. Nevertheless she must undertake a desperate mission under the growing shadow of an ancient evil-one that opposes the Royal Family, blocks the Sight of the Clayr, and threatens to break the very boundary between Life and Death itself.

Lirael (called Lirael: Daughter of the Clayr in some regions) is a fantasy novel by Garth Nix and illustrators Leo and Diane Dillon, first published in 2001. Named for its central female character, Lirael is the second in his Old Kingdom trilogy, preceded by Sabriel and continued in Abhorsen

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Lirael is the second book in the Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix. The book is presented in two parts; the first takes place roughly fourteen years after the events of Sabriel, and introduces the title character. The book is presented in two parts; the first takes place roughly fourteen years after the events of Sabriel, and introduces the title character, a young girl who is an outsider in her own home. The second half rejoins Lirael four years later, and introduces more characters and the threat of the necromancer Hedge.

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New York Times bestseller Lirael is perfect for fans of epic fantasy like Game of Thrones. In this sequel to the critically acclaimed Sabriel, Garth Nix draws readers deeper into the magical landscape of the Old Kingdom.

Lirael has never felt like a true daughter of the Clayr. Abandoned by her mother, ignorant of her father's identity, Lirael resembles no one else in her large extended family living in the Clayr's glacier. She doesn't even have the Sight—the ability to see into possible futures—that is the very birthright of the Clayr. Nevertheless she must undertake a desperate mission under the growing shadow of an ancient evil—one that opposes the Royal Family, blocks the Sight of the Clayr, and threatens to break the very boundary between Life and Death itself. With only her faithful companion, the Disreputable Dog, to help her, Lirael must find the courage to seek her own hidden destiny.

Don’t miss Garth Nix’s prequel to the Old Kingdom series, Clariel, and Goldenhand, the fifth book in the Old Kingdom series.

 

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Zetadda Zetadda
This 2nd book in the Old Kingdom series centres on the life of Lirael, with Sam, the son of Sabriel and Touchstone, portrayed by the author as a foil to her personality. Lirael, an orphan, appears at the beginning of the story as a shy, introverted, sorrowful child. However, unlike Sabriel in the previous book, she gradually develops during the story into a self-confident, courageous and independent young woman. I liked the character of Lirael, whose abandonment and disappointment during childhood due to her inability to acquire the Sight birthright of her Clayr companions, did not prevent her from finding fulfillment in another direction. Her strength of character contrasts markedly with the weakness of Sam; although eventually he too discovers some unexpected traits when in dire situations.
The setting of the Old Kingdom world is beautifully descriptive, especially the Clayr's realm built on a Glacier, where Lirael works as a Librarian. The proponents of the Free Magic (wild magic) and those of Charter Magic being constantly at war is the theme that drives the plot forward.
Apart from the character of Lirael, I loved her companion, the Disreputable Dog, and the cat, Mogget, who was resurrected from the first book.
Altogether, I preferred this book to the previous one and would have given it 5 stars except for the fact that the ending is inconclusive and the reader needs to purchase the sequel 'The Abhorsen' in order to discover what ultimately happens to Lirael and Sam. So 4.5 stars for a gripping fantasy tale, set in a magical imagined world.
Abuseyourdna Abuseyourdna
Another cast of fantastic characters from Garth Nix. Which is why it hurts so much to see them behaving outrageously stupidly. It's like one of those movies where if the two lovers would just tell each other the truth, there would be no drama. In this book, the reader is given all the information about the enemy, which is hidden from some of the characters, but heavily hinted at such that if they thought carefully at all they would come to the same conclusion as the reader, and yet they don't, and do things that will get them in trouble instead.

There's a good amount of deus ex machina too, and a couple crucial events that seem unlikely without the intervention of the author.

Yet the characters are so strong and so loveable that even when they make decisions I don't approve of, I love reading their stories.

Garth does an amazing job of recreating what it feels like to be someone with social anxiety, impostor syndrome, who doesn't know their purpose in life, who feels like a misfit. The way someone with impostor syndrome negatively interprets situations to reinforce their negative self concept is tricky to capture, and Garth does an amazing job recreating that painful thought process.

These characters need CBT! Haha. And I love them anyway.
Maximilianishe Maximilianishe
"Lirael" is neither the beginning nor the end (thank goodness) of this remarkable fantasy series by Garth Nix. If you haven't already read "Sabriel", you might want to put "Lirael" aside and begin at the beginning. The middle book could stand alone, especially the story of Lirael herself, but you will miss nuances of the Philosophy and Geography of Death if you don't start with "Sabriel". The only work I can compare this series to is Philip Pullman's "Golden Compass" trilogy, although I prefer Nix's magical world-building. If I ever die and go to fantasy heaven, I hope it resembles his immense library beneath glacier and mountain, where each door opens into a separate mystery. In the catacombs beneath the library, Lirael discovers how to turn herself into an ice otter or a barking owl, reads "The Book of Remembrance and Forgetting", and duels with the monstrous Stilken.

However, "Lirael" isn't just about Lirael. Prince Sameth, heir apparent to Sabriel as the Old Kingdom's champion against evil necromancers, also comes of age in this volume. There are plenty of evil necromancers to go around. In fact, at the end of this book, it appears as though they are winning the war to turn the Old Kingdom into a kingdom of the dead.

One fault should be noted. The two main characters spend too much text feeling sorry for themselves. Lirael pursues an impossible dream, while Prince Sameth tries to escape from an impossible nightmare. I think the author's editor must have read "Sabriel" and said, "Garth, this is a great fantasy but your heroine, Sabriel is pretty darn self-sufficient. Readers can't relate to that. You need to make your characters more vulnerable." So that's exactly what Nix did in Volume Two. Vulnerability often shades over into self-pity in "Lirael"---too often for my liking. It's not enough of an annoyance to bypass this fantasy. Hopefully, in the yet-to-be-published "Abhorsen", Lirael and Prince Sameth will stop whining and take up the burden of defending the Old Kingdom. Lirael is already headed in that direction, along with her friend the Disreputable Dog.

Garth, I advise you to stop listening to your editor. You were pitch-perfect in "Sabriel". Retune `Astarael, the Sorrowful' that "casts all who hear it deep into Death" and finish this marvelous trilogy the way you began it.