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Quest for the Secret Keeper

(Oracles of Delphi Keep #3)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  622 ratings  ·  44 reviews
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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Dwallace Yes! This book is really good and it is too bad there's no conclusion, even so it's worth reading!

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Ms. Yingling
Apr 02, 2012 rated it it was ok
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
Jan 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
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
Rosemary Potter
Mar 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
loved it
Sandi Dickenson
Dec 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Captivating! I started this book and was 36 pages in when I discovered it was book 3 in the series. Written in 2012, this and the others were at my library. "Finally", I thought, "I will get to read an entire series without having to purchase a book!"

So I returned Book 3 which had a wait list and was due back and I checked out the first 2 books. Read them and waited eagerly to check out this book again and finish the series. But alas, that was not to be.

Every one of these books kept me fully im
Rick Stuckwisch
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ah, the bittersweet ending of the third -- and, apparently, the lats -- installment in the marvelous Oracles of Delphi series. It sorts of ties of some mysteries and loose ends, but it clearly was not supposed to be the end. Yet, we have learned, much to our sadness and regret, that there are to be no more books in the series. Even so, the three books that are available are well written and worth reading. A fantastic literary world, an exciting story line, and a number of endearing characters. W ...more
Oct 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aubrey Clark
Oct 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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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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
Jul 11, 2015 rated it liked it
After two excellent predecessors, the third book in the Oracles of Delphi Keep series was a disappointment. It seemed as if someone else were writing parts of the book in a totally different style. Some of the characters behaved in a contrived and totally nonsensical fashion, which is not Victoria Laurie's trademark.

Despite that observation, the pace was quick and it was a page turner, and a definite cliff hanger for the fourth and presumably final book of the series.

HOWEVER, the BIGGEST disappo
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
Aug 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Kaye Mendez
Apr 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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!


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.
Nov 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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!
Jul 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
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.
Feb 29, 2012 rated it liked it
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.
Anita Carlson
Dec 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good book

I liked this book because it was very inspiring and it shows a different way to look at the world. I chose a 5/5 rating because it was a very good book. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves an adventure
Erin Pauley
Jan 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Really loving this series! I wasn't super sold after the first one due to the books foray into historical events because history isn't my thing but I have to say they have turned out to be delightful! I would absolutely recommend this series to anyone who likes a fun adventure.
Molly Panzer
May 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
I thought this was the best of the three.
Sep 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
There will not be a 4th book, since the publisher nixed it. So this is it folks =(
Sep 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book and the whole series. Fun read!
Oct 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
It was amazing, I can't believe that the 4th book isn't being published.
Jun 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
It was good...
Dec 03, 2012 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2012-new
Sep 06, 2012 rated it liked it
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.
Mar 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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.
Apr 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Great adventure for all ages.
Brigett Scott
Apr 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Love this series. Can't wait for book #4
Subbu Sedu
Oct 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
it is a good read
Maddie Smith
Aug 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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!
Andrew Hardy
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great series!

I've very much enjoyed reading this series! It is very exciting and keeps me reading. I hope I don't have to wait very long for book 4!
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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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