I've never heard of Abhorsen (or Lireal) so I can't comment on that.
I'm in the middle of Bartimaeus 1: The Amulet of Samarkand (I like it so far (especially Bartimaeus's chapters)) and The Princess Bride (one of my favourite books). And tomorrow I'm going to pick up TTFN and Pretties from the library.
The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.
NaNoWriMo 2007: 36 words and counting (Haha, lame.)