On her sixteenth birthday, Elisa is secretly married off to a neighboring king who hopes that her destiny might be to help him hold together a nation on the brink of civil war. But Elisa soon discovers she is far from a helpless pawn in the hands of fate. Similarly, in Garth Nix’s Sabriel, the title character grown up aware of ‘chosen one’ status. Sabriel knows she is expected to become the Abhorsen, a necromancer working to protect the living from the dead, and, despite obstacles, she embraces her destined role.
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