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This page is about the character Sabriel. For the book, see Sabriel

Sabriel (b. ~ 1892 A.W.) is one of the protagonists of the Old Kingdom series, and the primary protagonist in Sabriel. Her mother Elinor died shortly after childbirth. Her father is Abhorsen Terciel, who rescued her from the the Greater Dead Kerrigor in Death. Wishing to keep his daughter safe from threats within the Old Kingdom, Abhorsen sent Sabriel to live in Ancelstierre when she was young where she attended Wyverley College.

In Sabriel[]

Shortly before Sabriel was to graduate from Wyverley College, her father delivered his bells to her through a Dead servant as he was trapped in Death. Sabriel returns to the Old Kingdom to rescue her father but quickly realizes that she does not know nearly enough about Charter magic or the Old Kingdom itself. After she gets directions to Abhorsen's house from her mother sending in Death, she leaves Cloven Crest and is chased by a Mordicant all the way to Abhorsen's house, where she meets Mogget.

The house is besieged by the Dead at Kerrigor's command. In order to escape she calls for the gift of water from the Clayr. When the flood waters arrive, Sabriel and Mogget escape in a Paperwing. After being chased by gore crows the paperwing crashes and Sabriel finds herself in Holehallow, the graveyard of the royal house. She finds Touchstone imprisoned as a wooden figurehead and frees him, and they continue to Belisaere to save Terciel.

In Belisaere, Sabriel rescues her father in Death, but he says that he will not be able to stay in Life for very long and that she must become the Abhorsen. He releases Mogget from his bindings and uses Astarael to send himself, Kerrigor and Kerrigor's followers far into Death, and Sabriel prevents Touchstone's spirit from slipping into Death by kissing him.

Sabriel and Touchstone use another Paperwing to bring them as close to the Wall as possible, and cross over to Ancelstierre to find Kerrigor's body, following the clairvoyant guidance of the Clayr twins Sanar and Ryelle. They find the body, and Sabriel finally defeats Kerrigor by binding him with Ranna and Mogget's collar.

Sabriel dies, but the previous Abhorsens prevent her from crossing into Final Death as she cannot die without someone else to take her place as Abhorsen. She wakes up with Touchstone before her, and both Mogget and Kerrigor asleep in cat form, bound by Ranna.

In Lirael[]

Nineteen years after the binding of Kerrigor, Sabriel is married to King Touchstone. She has two children: Princess Ellimere, who will succeed her father as the ruling monarch, and Prince Sameth, the reluctant Abhorsen-in-Waiting.

In Abhorsen[]

Sabriel and King Touchstone travel to Ancelstierre to stop the slaughter of refugees forced into the Old Kingdom, but themselves become victims of an assassination attempt and barely escape.

Later, Sabriel arrives for the second binding of Orannis, where she discovers the existence of her half-sister Lirael. During the binding, Sabriel stands for Saraneth.

In Goldenhand[]

To be expanded.


Wyverley College Graduation Accomplishments[]

  • 1st in English
  • 1st in Music
  • 3rd in Mathematics
  • 7th in Science
  • 2nd in Fighting Arts
  • 4th in Etiquette
  • Runaway 1st in Magic (not printed on certificate)