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The Curse of Deadman's Forest (Oracles of Delphi Keep #2)

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The Curse of Deadman's Forest is the second book in the Oracles of Delphi Keep—a series with all the timeless charm of classics like the Chronicles of Narnia and all the action-packed adventure of a modern middle-grade blockbuster.

Since Ian Wigby and his sister, Theodosia, found the silver treasure box and the prophecy within it, their world has changed. There's no denyin
Hardcover, 426 pages
Published September 15th 2010 by Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers (first published 2010)
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Conan Tigard
Nov 13, 2015 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
Erin Pauley
Feb 23, 2015 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!
Barb Middleton
Feb 13, 2012 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 ...more
Dec 15, 2012 M. rated it liked it
Book 2 of the Oracles of Delphi Keep series by Victoria Laurie. After I read it, I went back and reread Book 3 in the series, Quest for the Secret Keeper. A good fantasy/action series for (mostly) boys about 4th grade and up. 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 orphan
Andrew Hardy
Jul 11, 2015 Andrew Hardy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just as good as the first

Another great read. This book was very exciting and entertaining. Now off to read book 3! I'm sure it will be just as good.
Aug 03, 2014 Martha rated it really liked it
Again, needed better editing to make it more appealing to sophisticated readers, but the story and the characters are interesting enough to redeem it.
Takumay Diazsingco
Dec 13, 2015 Takumay Diazsingco rated it it was amazing
another breath taking adventure of theo, carl, and ian... eva is the plus one... i was just thinking who will be the 4 to 7...
Dec 02, 2014 Al rated it it was amazing
1st book of the series took a while to get into. This one popped into my mind immediately. Fantasy, true, but with basis in known history (somewhat similar to Steampunk fiction). Just ordered 3rd book.
Jun 27, 2014 elaynne rated it liked it
Read with the sprog
Dec 29, 2013 Glenda rated it it was amazing
About two years ago, we listened to the first book in this series on audio on a long car trip. The kids and I fell in love with the story. Several of my kids have been urging me to read the next books in the series ever since. I am glad I finally did and wish I would have a long time ago. This is an excellent series, well-written, and captivating that keeps the attention of the reader. This is a series worth owning.
Oct 25, 2013 Robyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Strange, I don't know how I neglected to add and review this book, I thought that I had done so. 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.
Oct 26, 2014 Desiree rated it really liked it
I wish this series had an ending. I really can't wait to read the third book. This book was much better than the first and the storyline has progressed to the point of no return for myself to wonder what happens next. Hopefully Ms. Laurie could find a way to finish her story so those that have followed her dream of these orphans can see the conclusion.
Nov 10, 2010 Jeanette rated it really liked it
I really liked this, but I kept feeling like I'd been dropped into the middle of a story. At the end I figured out this is the second book in the series. Makes sense now. I'd like to read the first one. It's a little Percy Jackson-ish.
Jul 07, 2012 Lisa rated it really liked it
As with the 1st one, read this to my son. He loved it, and I didn't mind it! Not too predictable, good storyline without being scary. We can't wait till the library gets the next one in the series.
Jan 10, 2011 googoo rated it it was amazing
The second book in the Oracles Of Delphi Keep series. The Oracle Laodamia makes another prophesy. Ian, THeo and Carl journey on another adventure with betrayels, fight scenes, and magic.
Amy Whitney
May 14, 2012 Amy Whitney rated it really liked it
Shelves: 10
I couldn't put the book down. I stayed up way too late last night, but couldn't finish it. I am now finished, but my list of chores is undone. This was a great book!
Oct 21, 2010 April rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
Second book in the Oracles of Delphi Keep series. The story flows well and continues exciting. Theo and Ian collect another of the oracles needed for saving the world.
Sep 06, 2012 Joslins rated it liked it
Like the first book in the series, could have told the story in fewer pages, there was a lot of adventure that didn't have much to do with the story line.
Jun 06, 2010 Shasta rated it liked it
Laurie had some terrific moments of edge of your seat suspense and this skill kept me captivated until the very end. I can't wait to continue this series.
Oct 14, 2011 Anna-Cosette rated it it was amazing
I love the idea of traveling through a portal, and this is a super sequel to the first book. I can hardly wait for the third book.
Deanna Wood
2nd entry in the series - a good continuation. Little educational bits, some action, drama... it was an enjoyable read.
Dec 20, 2010 Angie rated it liked it
A great sequel to the first and darker. I'll be reading more of their adventures.
Apr 09, 2016 Luca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked that one. It was a good book. Very creative and the gun was rather.
Mar 26, 2013 Barbara rated it it was ok
First bookk was better written. Never finished story bored with it.
Chris Scott
Nov 07, 2010 Chris Scott rated it really liked it
Great sequel ..... looking forward the the next in this series....
Mar 17, 2013 Joanna rated it liked it
been looking this part after i read the first one..i really love it
Oct 22, 2010 Carolynn marked it as to-read
Obtained from editor to review for
Brigett Scott
Jul 21, 2012 Brigett Scott rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Can't wait to read the next one.
Oct 28, 2012 Betsey rated it really liked it
Almost but not quite as excellent as book 1
Dec 26, 2014 Sara rated it it was amazing
Good book, have read better though.
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Victoria Laurie is the New York Times bestselling author of 30 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.

As a professional psychic, Victoria's protagonists - psychic Abigail Cooper, and spiritual medium
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Oracles of Delphi Keep (3 books)
  • Oracles of Delphi Keep (Oracles of Delphi Keep, #1)
  • Quest for the Secret Keeper (Oracles of Delphi Keep, #3)

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