Abhorsen Setting & Symbolism

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Corvere

The city of Corvere is the primary setting for the opening of the novel. It is while trying to leave Corvere that King Touchstone and Sabriel are attacked and attempts are made on their lives. The city of Corvere is completely filled with fog, which is making it difficult for people to see.

The trouble in Corvere had started when Corolini and his thugs rose up against Touchstone. The uprising sends the ordinary citizens of the city out and leaves only the criminal element behind. It is while attending the University of Corvere that Nicholas and Tim Wallach meet.

Ancelstierre

Ancelstierre is a city in the novel. It is where the university that Nicholas, Tim Wallach and Sabriel attended is located. Because Sabriel attended school there, she understands the people, their ruling and their culture. This is why she chooses to apply her diplomatic efforts in the...

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