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The Oracle

(The Sarah Weston Chronicles #3)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  31 ratings  ·  12 reviews
The third book of the Sarah Weston Chronicles

In Delphi, the mountain city deemed by the Greek gods to be the center of the Earth, a cult of neo-pagans re-create with painstaking authenticity ancient rituals to glorify the god Apollo and deliver oracles to seekers from around the world.

When antiquities are stolen from a museum in nearby Thebes, British archaeologist Sarah W
Paperback, 456 pages
Published November 10th 2015 by Medallion Press
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The Lit Bitch
Jun 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
I have really enjoyed the Sarah Weston books so far, and this one was no exception. There are a couple of things though that I would like to see change throughout the series though. With this being the third book in the series, I kind of expected a change in the ‘formula’.

I feel like each book has the modern story and then the ‘history’ story….I personally don’t enjoy the ‘history’ stories as much. I feel like Sarah and Daniel could actually explain it more and it could be more engaging coming f
Sarah Jackson
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Do you remember when you had time in your life to sit down and read a book cover to cover? When you could just read and ignore things like the need to eat, sleep, interact with family, go to work? I do, and how I longed for those days again when I was reading "The Oracle." This wonderful action-adventure story has all the elements of Indiana Jones, Tomb Raider and a little James Bond thrown in for good measure. This is exactly the kind of story I love, and I found it very hard to put down. The s ...more
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From clamoring through unstable caves to scaling rock walls, Sarah and Daniel are in a constant state of survival mode. In this fast-paced story Sarah takes the lead, relying on years of physical and mental fortitude to get the job done. Daniel however is nearing his breaking point, which makes Sarah’s strength even more important. The amount of research to pull this story together is clearly evident, and definitely provides a rich and detailed plot for the reader to follow and enjoy.
Sep 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Maybe it's my interest in archaeology, but other books that have elicited this type of a reaction from me also deal with the same subject. And even better news is that The Oracle is Book 3 of the "Sarah Weston Chronicles". You can bet the rest of the series, past and future (oh please, oh please!) will shortly on my TBR (to-be-read) list.

I liked how the book went back and forth between the 4th century and the present day. Since the story dealt with a 'collector' seeking relics relating to Delphi
Kristin Ravelle
Nov 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical
The Oracle is a fast-paced, well written novel about the nitty gritty and often treacherous world of antiquities black marketing focussed on the ancient Oracle of Delphi.

D.J. Niko runs two timelines; that of Aristea, the last Oracle (or priestess) of Delphi, back in 393 CE, and Sarah Weston in modern day, pursuing an important artifact related to the Oracle. I like Aristea’s story running along intermittently with the present as it gives us a window into the world where the sacred objects that g
Feb 19, 2016 rated it really liked it

I’ve enjoyed D.J. Niko’s Sarah Weston books from the beginning with THE TENTH SAINT. Niko combines non-stop action against a fascinating historical backdrop. To that she adds a hint of romance between Daniel and Sarah. They love each other. There is no doubt about that. But time and circumstances keep pulling them apart. In her latest, THE ORACLE, Niko puts them through the ultimate test of trust—the secret Daniel is keeping from Sarah is perhaps the most painful of all. I found myself practical
Nov 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hfvbt
Copy received from Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for an honest review
(My apologies for posting late! I felt like Daniel and Sarah! Fighting against an "enemy" but unable to post on time;)
Nonetheless, this was a FANTASTIC addition to the "Sarah Weston Chronicles." When I read the first book in the series "The Tenth Saint" I was so engrossed in the story and in the heroine-Sarah. Although I did not read the second book "The Riddle of Solomon" I was st
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Das Orakel (3. Band der Sarah Weston Trilogie) von Daphne Niko
Sarah und Daniel befinden sich auf einer Ausgrabund in Griechenland. Daniel macht Extratouren ohne Sarah zu informieren als ein Einbruch in das Museum bei der zum Glück nichts gestohlen wird Sarah auf ein Artefakt aufmerksam macht, welches nicht ausreichend untersucht wurde und im Fokus der Diebe gewesen ist aber durch Zufall für weitere Untersuchungen im Tresor gelagert wurde.

Der dritte und letzte Ban
Feb 24, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, own
As enthusiastic as I was about this series after the first book, I can now say I’m ready to put the Sarah Weston Chronicles to rest. I enjoyed the archeological and historical aspects of the books, and in this third installment, Greek mythology is the focus. During the 4th century CE, a Christian emperor imposed his beliefs on the nations he conquered, and the Oracle of Delphi is no exception. As her temple and its treasures are pillaged and destroyed, the Oracle is faced with conversion and tor ...more
Debi Murray
Feb 28, 2016 rated it it was ok
The third in the Sarah Weston Chronicles, I kept thinking I was missing something. While I loved the premise, antiquities, ancient Greek culture, archaeology, something vital was missing and I felt I needed to go back and read the first two books. I love reading local authors and hope Ms. Niko will bounce back with her next book.
Oct 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
I do like this series! D.J. Niko has certainly done her research and, as with the other books, this shines out on every page of The Oracle. Delphi is strongly evoked here, both in terms of its landscape and its place in ancient religion and philosophy. And it's exciting, too! 4-4.5 stars

Tim O'Neill
May 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Tale built around the ancient and modern day Delphi with the protagonist, Sarah Weston with her friend/lover Daniel Madigan trying to solve an ancient code to prevent potential disaster in today's world.
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D.J. Niko is the pseudonym for Daphne Nikolopoulos, a journalist, author, editor, and self-proclaimed modern nomad who has spent the better part of two decades traveling the world. As a former travel writer and zealous adventurer, she has visited remote spots on six continents, many of which have inspired her novels. She has a particular passion for deserts and the nomadic way of life and has spen ...more

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