Lirael has just discovered that she is the Abhorsen in waiting and with her sister in Ancelstierre it is up to her, along with Prince Sameth, The Disreputable Dog and Mogget, to stop The Destroyer from returning. They have to stop Sam’s best friend, Nick who is unknowingly helping the Necromancer Hedge free The Destroyer. With Lirael having a heavy burden with only the help of a single vision to guide her, they must travel far in both life and death to stop The Destroyer before it is too late.
Abhorsen is the good third book in the YA fantasy series the Old Kingdom and better than the previous book, Lirael. It has action and unique magic but still think this book and the previous book should have been combined into one book with less filler.
Lirael is stronger in this book now that she has found her true purpose but I still do not like her as a character compared to Sabriel. I liked Sam more in this book but this book did focus more on Lirael than him.
I enjoyed this book more than the previous book but I hope Clariel, is more like Sabriel than these two books. I would recommend Abhorsen to people who enjoyed Sabriel.