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The Indigo King (The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica #3)
In that moment, the world begins to change. ...more
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The thing I love about the Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica series is that they keep you guessing! You think you have it all figured out, only to be proven wrong a few pages later. This was one such book - I could NOT put it down!
The Indigo King focuses on the mysterious Cartographer this time around. Much like how Dumbledore shows Harry the history of Voldemort and how he came to be, Jules Verne shows John, Jack and Charles the hi ...more
The references this time were not only academic but also pop culture - and funny. I loved Captain Jack Harkness's time travel watch, oops, I mean the watch Hank Morgan was using. The Mo ...more
Still more mind-warping interweaving of time, paradox, legends and myths with side dishes of history, personal growth, magical dimensions alongside our more mundane dimension.
Familiar characters and warped familiar characters...the reader ends up exploring how people can change...or stay the same...or not. Learning about various historical figures and wondering how much is real\true and wondering ...more
I have to say that ultimately I think these are better books than the Potter series.
The writing, the style, of the Harry Potter books wasn't stellar (except compared to this book) but it got better; the first book was after all written to the average twe ...more
John and Jack are mystified when they discover a cryptic warning on a medieval manuscript—a warning that is not only addressed to them, but seems to have been written by their friend, Hugo Dyson. But before they can discover the origins of the book, Hugo walks through a door in time—and vanishes into the past.
In that moment, the world begins to change. Now, the Archipelago of Dreams and our world both suffer under the reign of the cruel and terrible Winter King. Dark beasts...more
This book is about three scholars going on an adventure to a fantasy-based world where myths,legends and history all come back to here.When their fellow friend walks into a door through time,they soon face the results oft.Now that both two worlds are in danger,they go through time to find a way to stop it.But soon they face an old enemy who wants revenge on them,they investigate a question that was asked long ago:Who is the Cartographer?Through time ,they find c ...more
The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica
by James A. Owen
Story Title: 5/5
John, Jack and Charles, three young men from Oxford, find themselves called to duty to care for what is possibly the most well protected book ever, the Imaginarium Geographica.
John: The Principal Caretaker of the Imaginarium Geographica, John is logical, wise and patient. He’s not only likeable, he endears himself to the reader with his compassion and at t ...more
Time travel will always be a concept that will make my head hurt because it leaves the door wide open for altern ...more
This was a hard one to rate. In some ways it was my favorite, but there was one major concept they through in that I hated and it kinda ruined it for me. However, the book is still extremely intelligent, with lots of interesting concepts working through the time travel theme. And I LOVE time travel themes.
We're intr ...more
A few years ago I discovered the novel Here, There Be Dragons by James A. Owen. This is the first book in the 7 books series known as the “The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica” which follows the lives of Jack, John and Charles as they battle the forces of evil in an effort to ...more
There is a lot to keep track of here - with some characters having three or more names as we encounter them throughout history. I could have used a glossary of characters like the one included in Inkdeath. And, as with Inkdeath, I think I will want to read this one again sometime now th ...more
What draws me in are the twisty plots and the incorporation of various world mythologies. Owen doesn't just base his fantasy lands on one particular mythology, nor does he simply mix elements of different mytholog ...more
As far as the third book ...more
I really enjoyed this book, simply because I love how James A. Owen twists the plot to make it even more complex, thus becoming strangely interesting and it keeps the reader at the edge of his seat, wanting for more. When you think that the situation is all solved, he c ...more
This was book 3 in the Imaginarium Geographica series and my least favorite so far. Having said that, I still really enjoyed it. I can't compare this book to the first 2 books in the series because it strays from the usual trend; of the caretakers being taken to the Archipelago of Dreams to save the world. The usual character move in and out of time ...more
Can't really do much story recounting without spoiling a few things--or getting into a long involved explanation--but it works...and there's room for more. I'll admit, each one sends me hunting on the real people mentioned, as well as myths, legends, other books a ...more
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Interesting," said Hugo. "What does it mean?"
It was a gift from Sam," Hank explained as they entered the tent. "He said it used to represent Triumph over Adversity, but now better represents Impossible Quests and Lost Causes."
I think I preferred not knowing that," said Hugo.
Hank grinned. "You're a Sox fan too, hey?”