I just blazed through the Abhorsen trilogy in three weeks (thanks to Tim Curry narrated audio books), and was literally crying by the end. I had read them in highschool, but forgot so much. Kerrigor, Nick, Lihrael and Disreputable Dog's fates all escaped me, making the ending to Sabriel make me freak out in joy (ultimate evil, kitty cat) and Abhorsen had me bawling. As I said, I forgot what happened with Nick, so when he seemingly y'know, I was legitimately enraged, only to laugh cry when Disreputable Dog started poking at him. And Lihrael had such realistic portrayals of Lihrael's depression and Sameth's PTSD.
I'm gonna start Clariel and then Goldenhand soon. Clariel feels like it will be a good pallet cleanser after Abhorsen's insane ending. But I really want to find out what happens to Nick and Lihrael. No spoilers.