Sabriel has spent the first 18 years of her life at a boarding school near the wall. Safely hidden away from the strange and terrible land to the north of the ancient battle line, still guarded by an Army. But Sabriel has a heritage that she cannot ignore. Her father is the Abhorsen, a necromancer fighting a one-man struggle against the rising forces of chaos in a broken land, and upon his death, a new Abhorsen must rise – or else the dead will.
Bianca has one chance to survive, and it’s a pitifully slim one at that. In a world where magic flows freely around the kingdoms, Bianca would be just another witch… if it wasn’t for her secrets. Cursed at birth to die on her 17th birthday, Bianca must enrol in Miss Mabel’s School for Girls, learn everything she can, and defeat the witch who cursed her.
Maerad is a slave, wasting away to a dismal future of long, heavy days and a premature death. At 16 years old she’s all but given up hope until one day she finds a man in the cow shed. A man no one else can see.
Sophronia Temminick is the kind of wild, willful, tomboyish daughter that is simply not acceptable in polite society. Fortunately for Sophronia’s mother, there’s a highly esteemed finishing school willing to take her on, although Sophronia soon learns that the elite school doesn’t actually offer the same kind of ‘finishing’ that Mrs Temminick was hoping for.