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The Oracle Sequence: The Archon By Catherine Fisher

The Oracle Sequence: The Archon
by Catherine Fisher

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Breathtaking sequel to THE ORACLE, the Archon must face a journey of treachery and adventure across the pitiless desert in a bid to save his people ...
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The Oracle Sequence: The Archon Summary


The Oracle Sequence: The Archon by Catherine Fisher

Breathtaking sequel to The Oracle, the Archon must face a journey of treachery and adventure across the pitiless desert in a bid to save his people ...

The Archon vows to lead a pilgrimage to the Well of Songs to seek peace with the Rain Queen and save the land from the terrible drought. The Well is hidden in the mountains across the desert. But he is not the only one with his sight set on the mountains: Argelin, the tyrannical and power-hungry General, follows behind, an ever-present threat, with his heart set on the riches to be found.

With only Oblek, Seth and two tomb-thieves known as the Jackal and the Fox for company, the Archon's journey is treacherous and dangerous. They must face the Great Desolation and the monstrous animals outlined on the desert floor, animals with mythical powers, and they must survive without Mirany, bearer-of-the-god and true friend of the Archon, who has had to remain behind to face a threat much closer to home ...

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The Oracle Sequence: The Archon Reviews


Once, again, briliiantly imagined * Planet Magazine *
Beautifully written and a compelling tale * The Times *
High suspense and drama -- next volume please * The School Librarian *
This beautifully set, canny story of politics and religion ends in a resounding success, but will keep readers hungry for the third installment in the projected trilogy * The Horn Book *
Sophisticated yet unobtrusive prose, creating a world and a tale that invite totaly reader immersion * The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books *
Fisher has created an incredible, detailed and believable setting...this compelling novel makes a satisfying sequel but can also stand on its own * School Library Journal *
Gripping plots and haunting landscapes...the toughness and realism underlying all Fisher's fantasies is what makes them believable as well as wholly absorbing and aesthetically pleasing * The Times *
Assassination attempts, double-crosses and plots within plots enliven this breathlessly paced follow-up ... will have readers queuing up for the concluding volume. * Kirkus Reviews *
rattles along at a dizzying pace ... closes on a scene of high suspense and drama ... next volume please. * The School Librarian *
THE ORACLE: In the first part of a two-book fantasy, Catherine Fisher has conjured up an intoxicating world reminiscent of the Arabian Nights. Highly recommended * The Bookseller *
The tension endures until the last page ... we want the sequel, soon! * BfK *
Vivid and convincing ... a very satisfying read for young people who want some depth to their fiction, and the depiction of an unusual and interesting world. * Vector *
DARKWATER HALL: 'Another novel from a seriously good author who always writes convincing fantasy without any of the accompanying overblown rhetoric ... makes for some nail-biting reading.' * The Independent *
... sophisticated yet unobtrusive prose, creating a world and a tale that invite total reader immersion. * The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books *
Fisher has created an incredible, detailed, and believable setting, and the characterizations are vivid and complex. * Tasha Saecker, School Library Journal *

About Catherine Fisher


CATHERINE FISHER is an award-winning fantasy writer. The Oracle was shortlisted for the Whitbread Award 2003, The Conjuror's Game for the Smarties Award, The Snow-Walker's Son for the W.H.Smith Mind Boggling Award, The Candle Man won the Tir-Na-n'Og Award, and Corbenic was shortlisted. Author of 16 books for children and two volumes of award-winning poetry, she is particularly well-known in Wales.

Additional information

GOR002801337
The Oracle Sequence: The Archon by Catherine Fisher
Catherine Fisher
The Oracle Sequence
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hachette Children's Group
2004-02-12
400
0340843772
9780340843772
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.