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Quest for the Secret Keeper (Oracles of Delphi Keep #3)

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Delphi Keep is awash in activity, and for Ian, Theo, and Carl, their safe haven might be nearing its end. The Royal Navy has taken the keep to use as a hospital and the tunnels running under the keep and the castle are ideal to set up a central communications outpost for the approaching war. The earl is happy to help the effort, but now the keep is no longer safe for the o ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published February 14th 2012 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2012)
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Ms. Yingling
In 1232 BC, Laodamia of Phoenicia, the Oracle of Delphi, is dying in Morocco. She gives her bronze cuffs to the Carthaginian General Adrastus because they activate the portal for the United. Laodamia is about to die, so makes the general her Secret Keeper and swears him to delivering boxes of secrets and marrying Adria. Fast forward to 1940, where the orphan Ian is mourning the death of the man with whom his mother left him before he ended up in the Delphi Keep orphanage. Ian has other worries-- ...more
Shannon O'Donnell
This series is positively epic. I can't believe the depth and complexity of the characters and storyline, yet it remains middle-grade friendly. For readers who love books like the Narnia series and Deltora Quest, this is a perfect fit.

Quest for the Secret Keeper is the third book in the Delphi Keep series, and it moves the plot forward brilliantly. I continue to grow more and more attached to the characters and their efforts to fulfill the prophecies. I also appreciate the use of historical det
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Martha
I really liked this book, even more than its predecessors. By now I'm used to the over described elements, and the plot and characters are very appealing. There aren't a lot of books that show what it would have been like to be in Paris at the time of the amazing invasion, and it did this really well, I thought. Very upset to learn publisher Delacorte won't commit to finishing off the series. Only one more book left, but if they are unwilling, I don't know why agent Jim McCarthy and author Lauri ...more
Aubrey Clark
This is an adventure book with lots and lots of amazing characters like Caphiera and Atroposa the evil twins who are looking for the Secret Keeper, their brother, and Ian, Carl and the rest of Delphi Keep Orphanage.
Vocab. to understand.
Sundial- The way people back in the day told time with or in this story a magical trinket.
Jacks- it is a game played with little pointy things and a ball often not played in this time period.
Trinket- It is a small item that can be used to help you find something
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PEI Public Library Service
Ian Wigby is a Guardian, the “One”. The leader of a group of children, called the United, each with special abilities who are on a quest to find a number of prophecies in silver boxes hidden both in time and space by the Secret Keeper following the instructions of the Oracle of Delphi. Using portals to travel and a magical sundial to locate the lost objects, they retrieve the boxes. Each box has a prophecy with instructions on how to find the next box. If the United do not succeed, then the evil ...more
Robyn
MontanaLibrary2Go
Good news and bad news. The third book in the series, and I've noticed that the series seems to be written with the intent that readers grow with the characters. This was a relatively new idea when the Harry Potter series did it, the first book being written for an 11 year old audience and the successive books getting both more challenging and more adult as the characters grew older. In this third book of the Oracles of Delphi Keep the story deals with Nazis, war, senseless and
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Emily Leathers
Sfpl friends, owned,

The writing is pretty good, but the author is falling into the trap of assuming a reader has read the entire series and not giving basic explanations of some things. For example, 100 pages in we have physical descriptions of exactly two characters - the protagonist (because another character mentioned some physical traits in dialogue) and a character that was first introduced in this book. It's very possible that the author just doesn't think about such descriptions in genera
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Al
Easier to read with each book in the series. And the suspense and anticipation grows.Need to find next in series.
Vivian
What do you mean they aren't going to publish the 4th and final book??? Seriously??? I need closure, Ms. Laurie!
elaynne
Read with the sprog
Kaye Mendez
Oh my gosh, YES! Fans of Rick Riordan, you will not be disappointed in this series. I haven't been this reluctant to put a book down since... forever! I can't wait for the next installment!

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I just learned the author is not planning on continuing this series. I'm really sad that I will not see any more of the Secret Keeper's adventures. I hope Laurie, in the future, finds it in her heart to continue the story for the many fans of this excellent series.
M.
Good book, plenty of action and adventure. This is Book 3 in the Oracles of Delphi Keep series. I would have given it 4 stars but I got lost in places--I'd read Book 1 last year, hadn't read Book 2, and clearly missed large portions of the plot by not reading that one.

Good for boys about 4th grade and up who are good readers, but I would recommend reading the series in order.
April
Third in the Oracles of Delphi Keep series. Ian, Theo, Carl and others continue to try to follow the scroll prophecies left for them by Laodamia. They visit Paris just as the German soldiers take the city. They visit Germany through the portal. They must find the Thinker.
Ian wonders who his parents are and clarity comes by the end of the book.
Anna-Cosette
This book was amazing! I absolutely loved it!
I was so happy with the ending... It was nice to finally know who Ian's parents were!
It made it even better because I've been waiting for almost a year and a half!

EDIT: I can't believe the fourth (and final I might add) will not be published! I am so upset!
Jenny
I loved this book. I've loved the series. I am SO disappointed that the publisher/author/whoever has decided not to do the last book in the series. I'll be left hanging forever.
Joslins
I keep reading this series to see if the author can keep to the main story line but so far she hasn't. Lots of adventure that doesn't help the main story move along.
Shari S
This series was very good! The only thing I can say is that the way it ended makes me wonder if there will be more in the series. I really hope so!
Shannon
There will not be a 4th book, since the publisher nixed it. So this is it folks =(
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Mads
This book is amazing, at points I just wanted to huddle up and cry, but at others I wanted to shut out the rest of the world!
Annalise
Best book ever!! I finished it all while ago but I was really really good enjoyed it alot!!
Valentina
Book, why you make me cry?! Why you make my favorite characters sad? Why you during WWII?!
Nora-adrienne
I wish I could afford to own the whole series instead of taking them from the library.
Sara
It was amazing, I can't believe that the 4th book isn't being published.
Lisa
Nice continuation of the series. V. Laurie doesn't disappoint.
Sue
I really enjoyed this book and the whole series. Fun read!
Brigett Scott
Love this series. Can't wait for book #4
Abhibedford
Awesomazing :) Waiting for the next book
Molly Panzer
I thought this was the best of the three.
Jenna
Great adventure for all ages.
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Victoria Laurie is the New York Times bestselling author of 26 books and counting. Victoria divides her time between her two adult mystery series, (The Psychic Eye Mysteries, and The Ghost Hunter Mysteries), and a Y/A thriller, When (Formerly titled Death Date), to be released in early January of 2015.

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