I know everyone and their brother has about a million things to on their TBR these days, but I thought I would see if there was interest in doing an Old Kingdom Read-A-Long. (I plan on doing at least Sabriel, but if there is further interest, I’d be willing to continue on through Abhorsen!) I’ve never hosted (or done) a read-a-long before, but I plan on treating it somewhat like a book club? I thought we could read through certain chapters by certain days, and then discuss/answer questions I’ll research/come up with on Fridays. (This might be exactly what a read-a-long is, and if that’s the case, woo!) Anyway, on to the possible schedule.

If you’re interested, please comment below and let me know. I thought we could aim to do this in September, with the schedule for Sabriel as follows:

  • Chapters 1 – 10: September 2
  • Chapters 11 – 21: September 9
  • Chapters 22 – 29: September 16

Sabriel is 491 pages long, but the chapters are quite short. Please speak up if you think this is an unreasonable amount of book to read in a week!

So what’s the book about? Check out the synopsis below:


The book cover for Sabriel by Garth Nix

Sent to a boarding school in Ancelstierre as a young child, Sabriel has had little experience with the random power of Free Magic or the Dead who refuse to stay dead in the Old Kingdom. But during her final semester, her father, the Abhorsen, goes missing, and Sabriel knows she must enter the Old Kingdom to find him.

With Sabriel, the first installment in the Abhorsen series, Garth Nix exploded onto the fantasy scene as a rising star, in a novel that takes readers to a world where the line between the living and the dead isn’t always clear—and sometimes disappears altogether. 



Of course, any of you that have read the book previously, but don’t want to reread, are still welcome to join in on the discussions!

38 thoughts on “OLD KINGDOM READ-A-LONG

  1. I’d love to join as well, please! I don’t know that I’d be able to make the first meetup due to family vacay time, but can do the last two! It’s about time I start reading these books…they’ve only been around for what seems like forever!

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  2. […] so I’ll just fill it out as I progress through the month. I also requested to join Jordyn’s OLD KINGDOM read-a-long, which starts in September. If you’re like me and haven’t read SABRIEL yet, this is a […]


  3. Yes! My absolute favourite series! I have re-read them so many times, any excuse for another go through!


  4. I’ve never read them although my daughter loved them as a teenager. I did read the prequel, Terciel and Elinor, and really enjoyed that so this is a good excuse to finally read the original.

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