Makes sense now. I'd like to read the first one. It's a little Percy Jackson-ish.
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Jan 10, Erin Pauley rated it it was amazing. It is rare I give a five star rating but this book deserved it! I blazed through it much faster than the first book, the first one was good but this was one was better. It was much more fast paced and intense, the first one moved a little slower. I would definitely recommend this series! Dec 31, Linda rated it really liked it.
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The Delphi Keep series is growing on me. I enjoyed this book very much. It's been quite awhile since I read the first book, though, and I probably would have enjoyed it even more if details were fresher in my mind. I love books that involve ancient riddles and predictions. This book fulfills that and more. The author ensures that the series This is the second book in the Oracles of Delphi Keep, Victoria Laurie's young adult series. The author ensures that the series will continue by only one of the six gifted children required to fulfill a prophesy is found in this book- the Healer.
There's no doubt that the book is very well crafted. And it's quite exciting as the children go through a portal into another place and dodge hellhounds, wicked witches, and even German soldiers intent on invading Poland. The book is set in the late s, which also adds to its charm. The children live in an orphanage called Delphi Keep in Dover, England. The silver treasure box with its prophesy was found in Morocco in the first book. The children need to fulfill it to save the world from darkness, which I gather will be brought about by four evil sibling witches.
They are seeking "The Healer" in this book. It comes about in a strange way. Yes, I'll buy book 3. I'm also going to introduce my granddaughter to this series. Dec 03, Sandi Dickenson rated it really liked it.
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Fair warning as the book 3 ending will leave you guessing. I was totally captivated by this series and not knowing how it ends is quite disturbing. Original: What I find fascinating is the weaving of this story. It's hard to predict how it will evolve. The prophecy is disclosed at the beginning of the book.
It guides the reader to think that one of two outcomes must be achieved but the journey to tha edited: How disappointing to discover after Book 3 that the publisher refused to publish book 4. It guides the reader to think that one of two outcomes must be achieved but the journey to that end is a long tale of twists and turns. I have enjoyed this one as much as the first and can't wait to continue on to book three. I am not at all put off by the "hows"'- those things that would make no sense if this was written as a historical fiction.
Yes, it's setting is at the beginning of WWII but like the movie Wonder Women, the setting is what makes the events that transpire believable- if you can buy into the world of magic and mystique. I find it difficult to provide a review with any details because they would be spoilers. I will offer this: I do enjoy a good mystery, a quest, and this one has proved to be quite entertaining over the past 3 days. While some may say this is a story for boys, as a "girl", I very much think that YA girls will enjoy it just as much.
May 17, Hannah Belyea rated it really liked it. Ian, Theo, Carl and their allies have found one of the prophesied children with Jaaved from Morocco, but the search continues as they seek out a Healer - but with someone vying to adopt Theo, a sickness spreading through the Keep, and Ian fated to never return should he dare enter the portal again, will they be able to get the better of Demogorgon and his mages again?!
Laurie brings another action-packed, exciting novel to this charming trilogy that will astound fans. How are Ian and his friends Ian, Theo, Carl and their allies have found one of the prophesied children with Jaaved from Morocco, but the search continues as they seek out a Healer - but with someone vying to adopt Theo, a sickness spreading through the Keep, and Ian fated to never return should he dare enter the portal again, will they be able to get the better of Demogorgon and his mages again?! How are Ian and his friends going to overcome such a deadly prediction?
May 12, Chloe rated it really liked it. I really enjoyed this book. Going with Ian and Theo on another adventure was so exciting!!!! They had a whole bunch of encounters with either with the Germans, or the sorcerers. Here I go to read the third on this brilliant adventure!!!!
I found this lots of fun! Mar 19, Jackson Matthews rated it it was amazing. Fun city -- but how do I get myself into the middle of a series so often? Looking forward to reading no. Feb 13, Barb Middleton rated it it was ok Shelves: fantasy. I fast forwarded my reading through this sequel. Ian and Theo continue their adventures saving the world from the evil Demogorgon and his 4 offspring.
The two have to find 7 children in book one it was 6 children to save the world from the rise of the Demogorgon. In this book, the prophecy predicts the two finding the third child by going through the portal and she will be a great Healer; however, it also predicts that Ian will be killed. The adults, along with Theo and Carl, agree that Ian is I fast forwarded my reading through this sequel.
The adults, along with Theo and Carl, agree that Ian is not to go through the portal. When the Plague comes to the Keep and children begin to die Theo, Ian, and his best friend Carl find themselves forced to go through the portal. Will Ian live? The plot in this book is more inconsistent than the last book and the pacing is slow in spots.
I got confused at times who was speaking in certain chapters. For instance, the Earl is mascarading as Mr. It might have been because I was reading in fast forward motion which I do if the pacing is slow. I also got confused when someone snuck out of the Keep and met with Dieter on page Just remember that Dieter and Hylda are the Van Schufts from the previous book who killed two children from the Keep. Ian is out of character a couple of times.
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There have been several attempts at their lives and he is The Guardian, protector, or the cautious one of the group. This action was irresponsible and out of character. The other time is when Carmina steals the journal from the Professor. Ian has no thought as to whether or not the Professor was injured. He would have sent Carl to check on him if he was being The Guardian. Theo sounds older than an 11 year old. The book is violent in parts particularly when the soldiers shoot Eva and have the children line up execution style with hands behind thier heads so the German soldier can kill them.
The soldier shoots the air and kicks them down a ravine. This was too realistic and violent for me.
Maybe students lack of knowledge of WWII would make them okay with it. This book has Ian jealous of Carl because the girls like Carl. While publishers have the book for ages it has elements that would place it in Young Adult.
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Nov 13, Conan Tigard rated it really liked it. The Curse of Deadman's Forest is another fun-filled, fast-paced, exciting adventure book with well-developed characters that is a real page-turned. Like the first book in the series, there are plenty of bad guys out to stop Ian and his friends from gathering all of the oracles.
But the children are clever and although they have a lot of close calls, are usually able to out-smart the evil forces at work in the book. Young Readers will instantly bond with the main characters. Ian, Theo, and Carl ar The Curse of Deadman's Forest is another fun-filled, fast-paced, exciting adventure book with well-developed characters that is a real page-turned. Ian, Theo, and Carl are all highly likable children, and I hated to see the two boys fight over a girl. Yes, this can happen in real life, and sometime does, and it always ends with tragedy at the expense of the two friends' relationship.
So, boys, don't ever let a girl come between you and your best friend. Girls may come and go, but best friends should be forever. This goes for girls too. Victoria Laurie has done a wonderful job writing the second book in the Oracles of Delphi Keep series. This book is a real page-turner that will keep you reading late into the night. I found that I didn't want to put the book down until the last page, and then I was quite bummed when it was over.
I wanted more.
Overall, The Curse of Deadman's Forest is an excellent addition to a series that has tons of potential to be quite extraordinary. This is the type of adventure series that would make wonderful movies. Boy, that would be great if that happened. I cannot wait to see what happens next in Quest for the Secret Keeper. I'll bet it is a blast! I rated this book a 9 out of Dec 15, M.
It's set at the beginning of WWII so there's some historical aspects about the story as well, but it is not historical fiction. I definitely suggest reading the books in order starting with the first one, Oracles of Delphi Keep. The plot--several children living in an orphanage in Dover, England, find they have become involved in a mysterious prophecy from the ancient Oracle of Delphi, a prophecy whose outcome will determine the fate of the world.
The kids can move through time and space using portals and they have help from various adults living in the children's time as well as a few adults who have come through the portals from ancient Greece, etc. This probably sounds more complicated than it is. To keep it all straight, however, the books need to be read in order.
Since I've already written a review for the third book in the series, it's difficult to go back and remember specifically how I felt about this middle book. Especially now that I know the series will not be completed lack of resolution changes how I feel about a series. So, no proper review here. Ripped Bodice.
Young Adult Adventure Childrens. Since Ian Wigby and his sister, Theodosia, found the silver treasure box and the prophecy within it, their world has changed. There's no denying what they discovered in Morocco: a powerful evil is budding, and to defeat it, and save the world from darkness, six uniquely gifted children must be gathered.
According to prophecy, a trip through the magical portal near the castle will bring them to the third Oracle—a child with extraordinary powers to heal. But the very same prophecy foretells Ian's death should he venture through the portal again. Everyone agrees: to risk Ian's life is too great a gamble. But when a terrible curse enters the keep, it becomes clear that there is no other choice.
If Ian and Theo stay in Dover, all will surely be lost, but to follow the prophecy, they will risk their lives and everything they have ever held dear. The Curse Of Deadman's Forest 2. Quest For The Secret Keeper 3. Registered users may leave comments.