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The Archon : Oracle Series : Book 2 - Catherine Fisher

The Archon

Oracle Series : Book 2

Paperback Published: 12th February 2004
ISBN: 9780340843772
Number Of Pages: 400
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old

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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 …

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 …

About the Author

Catherine Fisher is an acclaimed novelist and poet, and has written many fantasy books, including The Oracle Prophecy series. Her first novel, The Conjuror’s Game, was shortlisted for the Smarties Book Prize. First published in the UK, Incarceron has garnered widespread praise, and was selected by The Times as its Children’s Book of the Year.

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

A gripping story that'll keep you guessing! - SHOUT

... sophisticated yet unobtrusive prose, creating a world and a tale that invite total reader immersion. - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

ISBN: 9780340843772
ISBN-10: 0340843772
Series: The Oracle Sequence
Audience: Children
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 12th February 2004
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1