Friday, 16 January 2009
Victoria Laurie - Oracles of Delphi Keep
Mr Ripley's Review
I have jumped the gun in reviewing this book as it's not out until May 2009 in the U.S. When I read the synopsis for the book I wanted to read it straight away and so I did.This great new title starts off on the southern coast of England in a place call Delphi Keep which is an orphanage for young children.They have a lead role in the adventures they take to deal with an ancient prophecy and the dark side of evil life.Their journey takes them to Morocco via a magic portal to the ancient city of Larache.It's a great story which is full of story and plot and keeps you interested all the way through the book.The journey the children take is amazing and very readable and left a great impression on me.This is one of the best books I have read to be released over the water and a must for every book reader who loves childrens' books..... Five out of Five one to read again........
Next book in the series is:
Curse Of Deadman's Forrest which should be out in May 2010
Along the southern coast of England, atop the White Cliffs of Dover, stands a castle. And at that castle’s old keep is an orphanage. Delphi Keep has seen many youngsters come and go through its gates, and Ian Wigby and his sister, Theodosia, are happy to call it home. Life has always been simple at the Keep, and the orphanage safe, until one day, Ian and Theo find a silver treasure box. And within the box, a prophesy. Three thousand years ago a great Greek oracle wrote of a quest. A quest on which the fate of the world depends. A quest that names two children—Ian and Theodosia. Suddenly Delphi Keep is no longer safe. And Ian and Theo, along with a very special group of friends, realize they must unravel the meaning behind the scroll of Dover cavern before darkness falls on the world. And before an unfathomable evil catches up with them.
Book published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers May 2, 2009