Beyond the threshold of death

Garth Nix Sabriel (HarperCollins, September, &#163;12.99, 0007137303)</p><p>
Australian author Garth Nix won both the Best Fantasy Novel and Best Young Adult Novel in the 1995 Aurealis Awards for Sabriel, the first book in a fantasy trilogy for teenagers. Sabriel is being published here this autumn, with an author visit in September; the sequels Lirael and Abhorsen are scheduled for autumn 2003 and 2004.</p><p>
Nix has been praised by Philip Pullman for imagining "a world with the same solidity as our own, created with invention, clarity and intelligence". Teenage heroine Sabriel lives...

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