All of the stories I read as a teenager are like rivers running inside of my memory. I can always return to them. Cheers to the 20th Publication Anniversary of Sabriel by Garth Nix. As per my own chronological mishap, I met Lirael first as a teenager before Sabriel swept in a few days later and took on a mantle of responsibility with Mogget to provide helpful cunning quips by her side. Lirael and Sabriel are different in some ways but I could relate to both heroines. I will always admire Sabriel for moving forward alone and in companionship.
“Does the walker choose the path, or the path the walker?”
*I’ll probably lose count of how many times I mention these books on the blog.
*In addition to Isobelle Carmody’s The Obernewtyn Chronicles, I constantly re-borrowed the Abhorsen/The Old Kingdom Books by Garth Nix from the library. Eventually, my sister and I collected our own copies. I’m overdue for a re-read of the touchstone books of my teenage years.
*Amazing Sabriel cover concept process art by Sebastian Ciaffaglione.