Tuesday, November 29, 2011


 Book menu for Abhorsen by Garth Nix
ISBN of edition I read: 0060528737 (paperback)

This is the sequel to Sabriel and Lirael.

Food mentioned in Abhorsen by Garth Nix:
Carrots, 4
Bread and cheese, 77
Boiled egg and toast, 110
Dried meat, 111
Dried fruit, 111
Biscuits, 111
Tea, 207
Cinnamon biscuits, 240
Toffee, 321
Gin and tonic, 408

Great vocabulary in Abhorsen by Garth Nix:
debonair, 12, 403
formidable, 18
suppurating, 19
aggrievedly, 43
precarious, 47
acquiescing, 49
cacophony, 58
undulating, 58, 103
immolate, 99
surreptitiously, 208
peremptory, 228, 353
inimicable, 262
cantankerous, 272
putrescent, 326
tenuous, 333
anomalies, 395
assuaged, 421
emaciated, 475

Music mentioned in Abhorsen by Garth Nix:
Panpipes, 37, 58, 60,63, 192
wind flutes, 269

Discussion questions for Abhorsen by Garth Nix:
What were Sam and Lirael's quests and did they succeed?

Most courageous character or act?  Least courageous?

Before the ending how did you feel about Mogget?

What do like most about Clayr?

What do you think about the maps at the front of the book?  Did you refer to them?  Were they helpful?

How is Lirael different from you?

What would the story be like if Lirael's character were a man?

Which book of the trilogy was your favorite?

If you were to film this story which characters would you leave out if you couldn't use them all?  Would it be black and white or color or combo?

Would this trilogy make a good television series?

"He would never need to cross again, he knew, for the Wall would be one of the first things his master would destroy, along with all other works of the despised", page 331  What does the Wall symbolize?