sabriel book

  • Me: I read a lot of fantastic fanfiction by super talented writers! I read every day! It's improved my vocabulary!It makes me happy!
  • Person: Fanfic? Ew, that doesn't count
  • Me: ...
  • Me: why the hell not you overly greasy donut
  • Me: one more chapter and then I am going to bed
  • Chapter: *ends in a cliffhanger*
  • Me:
  • Me: gotta finish the whole thing now

Books you need to read right now so some books, like Percy Jackson or Raven Boys have big happy fandoms and thats GREAT but here are some books I feel are just as good but never seem to have gotten the love they should

The Half Bad Trilogy (Half Bad, Half Wild, Half Lost) Bisexual main character, epic gay love story, Harry Potter by way of Raven Boys, go read them, cry.

Young Wizards (So You Want to Be a WizardDeep Wizardry, High Wizardry,  A Wizard AbroadThe Wizard’s Dilemma, A Wizard Alone) before there are a Harry Potter there was Nita and Kit, hispanic main character, a gay couple (in the 1980s no less!) magic by way of Star Trek

The Old Kingdom (SabrielLiraelAbhorsen) do you want Lord of the Rings with a bad-ass woman lead? and way more magic? okay go read this, maybe the richest fantasy world ever written

The Dark Is Rising (Over Sea, Under StoneThe Dark Is RisingGreenwitchThe Grey King, Sliver on the Tree) the classic of classics, one part Narnia, one part Lord of the Rings, and one part Harry Potter, weird and otherworldly 

Bartimaeus Sequence (The Amulet of SamarkandThe Golem’s EyePtolemy’s Gate) Steampunk magic, grubby Victorian London with demons and snobbish wizards and one sassy djinni

The Keys to the Kingdom (Mister MondayGrim TuesdayDrowned WednesdaySir ThursdayLady FridaySuperior SaturdayLord Sunday) steampunk clockwork weirdness, really I can’t think of a book to compare these too, a well realized and original world with lovable characters 

PC Peter Grant (Rivers of LondonMoon Over SohoWhispers Under GroundBroken HomesFoxglove Summer) With a mixed race main character and black goddesses it’s a diverse cast, Harry Potter as an all grown up police book, very smart and well written 

so go read them, now, come on what you waiting for? well I’ll be waiting, let me know if you do read any of them? 

The small piece I did in antipation of meeting Garth Nix today. (I’ll say more about that in a seperate post). Haven’t had the chacne to read Goldenhand properly thanks to a lot of university work and society responsablity. But this is inspired by the prologue.

Also trying to get the age difference right was difficult…

Sabriel and Lirael belong to Garth Nix

Paint tool sai and wacom bamboo

and that was the last time anna took gabriel with her to the library to ‘study’

  • Me, doing a test: ok brain what've you got
  • Brain: hey remember that fanfic you wanted to write last year?
  • Me: yeah why
  • Brain: i was just thinking now is the perfect time to plan out every detail of it
Book Recommendations for Tamora Pierce lovers (pt. 1)

Our followers recommend:

The Farsala Trilogy by Hilari Bell

“One of the POV characters is a woman and she’s really kick ass. Plus there’s war, magic, rebellion, spies, lots of really awesome characters and a mule that thinks he’s a duck.” 

Uprooted by Naomi Novik


The Ranger’s Apprentice by John Flanagan

“The main characters are men, but the women are kickass and actually have important functioning roles in the plot!”

We recommend:

Literally Anything by Brandon Mull (Fablehaven or the Beyonders especially)

You might feel weird picking up a 600-page-each-book series written for 5-8th graders but believe me when I say that these books are so damn phenomenal, you’ll be glad you did. Really imaginative stories. Good characters. Patton Burgess.

The Name of the Wind (of The Kingkiller Chronicle series) by Patrick Rothfuss

A more adult fantasy novel that is so unbelievably good I can’t even put it into words. Just do it.

Sabriel by Garth Nix

A classic. No explanation needed.

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

We love a good two-perspective story. Bonus points for supporting an author who is a WOC!

The Young Elites by Marie Lu

This story is not without its weak moments, but A+ for a non-Medieval England setting and main characters with physical deformities. Also revenge is good.

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

Beauty and the Beast retelling. Curses, trials, fairies. If for nothing else, read for the scene where the protag gets mad at the two male characters and paints portraits of their faces on pigs’ bodies for hours.


“Cloven Crest lay before her. A narrow ridge where several slopes of the hill met to form a miniature plateau, with a slight depression in the middle. [..] There were no trees, no vegetation at all, but in the very center of the drift a dark grey stone cast a long moonshadow. It was twice Sabriel’s girth and three times her height, and looked whole until she walked closer and saw the zigzag crack that cut it down the middle.”