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The Rubicus Prophecy

(The Witches of Orkney #2)

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Abigail has just started her second year at the Tarkana Witch Academy and is already up to her ears studying for Horrid Hexes and Awful Alchemy! Worse, Endera’s malevolent spellbook has its hooks in her, whispering in her ear to use its dark magic. Meanwhile, the entire school is talking about the Rubicus Prophecy; a sign has arrived that the chosen witchling is among them ...more
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Published October 15th 2019 by SparkPress
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Paige Green
Oct 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Book: The Rubicus Prophecy

Author: Alane Adams

Book Series: The Witches of Orkney Book 2

Rating: 5/5

Recommended For...: witches, paranormal, childrens books, magic

Publication Date: October 15, 2019

Genre: MG Fantasy

Recommended Age: 10+ (some scary moments)

Publisher: SparkPress

Pages: 216

Synopsis: Abigail has just started her second year at the Tarkana Witch Academy and is already up to her ears studying for Horrid He
Thank you Once Upon A Book Club for sending me a Middle Grade Summer Reading Box in exchange for review. All opinions are my own, as usual.

The Rubicus Prophecy was a fantastic continuation in the Witches of Orkney series. The first book introduced the characters, set the scene, and explained the beginning of the overarching plot, but this book really dives right in. We get to see the witchlings come together with their non-witch friends to learn more about Abby's family's past and what will come
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
I really enjoyed this book. I think it flowed much better than the first one and the story was intriguing! Even though I'm a little old for the series I look forward to the next installment. The characters are well constructed and the overarching plot very well done.
Thank you to BookSparks and Alane Adams for the copy of this book!
Aug 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, fantasy, witches
The current book of the Witches of Orkney series centers on the Rubicus Prophecy or how one witchling is destined to one day break Odin's curse. The story begins with Abigail headed back to Tarkana Witches Academy for her second year and reuniting with Hugo and Calla, who are back from their summer break. Just as Abigail gets to the gates of the school, she notices a red sunflower has started to grow at the site of the Viken attack she had last year and the witches are convinced that it's a sign ...more
Tisha (IG: Bluestocking629)
Maps in books...I love them. I was thrilled so see this book, number 2 in the series, also has a map. I see to the northwest a castle looking building with the identifier: Dunham Brooks. I however thought it said Dunham Books...I thought to myself thats the biggest bookstore ever! I can’t wait to read this book! Ha, nope Tisha, it’s Brooks not Books...get ya mind out of the bookshelf.

Anyways...I adored this book on so many levels! Phenomenal. My review for book one in this series applies here a
Aug 23, 2020 rated it liked it
I'm between 2 and 3 stars on this. Overall, I enjoyed the read and found the main characters likeable, with a decent 'world' of magic created by the author. However, I found some of the characters' actions and responses both predictable (to drive the plot) and annoying, even inexplicable at points. For example, (view spoiler) ...more
Tristan Munoz
Aug 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
My 10 year old son and I are enjoying this series very much! We got the set in the Once Upon a Book Club Middle Grade Summer reading box. The gifts are such a fun bonus that helped motivate my son to read. My son loves the mentions of Odin and the mythology in these books. I am also really enjoying the adventures of Hugo and Abby!
Sydney Robertson
Who is the Curse Breaker? With the Rubicus Prophecy coming into view, Abigail has become a target to everyone--peer and teacher alike. Can she and Hugo work with a Son of Odin to stop the prophecy from coming true?

I think this story is really sweet in the way it examines friendship and the conflict between obligation and love. I like the blending of Norse mythology with witches. That is really all I can say. There are no glaring issues in these books, but I do not find it exceptional. A fun sto
Sep 18, 2019 rated it liked it
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THE RUBICUS PROPHECY is an engaging second book in the WITCHES OF ORKNEY series that follows the same friends on a new adventure. A prophecy is coming true, complete with witches, history, Norse gods, and a dangerous spellbook. Abigail, a young witch, is caught in the middle.

With alternate chapters told by Abigail and Hugo, her friend, this book is full of action/adventure. The book also contains some illustrations with clean lines
I loved the first book in the witches of Orkney series, so I was curious how this one was going to compare. It did not disappoint. Abigail and her friends are so cute and I love to tag along on their adventures. The Rubicus Prophecy included all of the action and adventure I was hoping for, picking up right where the first book left off. Alane Adams does an amazing job of bringing Tarkana Witch Academy to life and I have so much fun following Abigail to each one of her impeccably named classes! ...more
Rocelyn Hidalgo
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Rubicus Prophecy ... book two of The Witches Of Orkney continues the adventures of Abigail and the rest of the Tarkana Witch Academy students.

I just loved ... loved this continuing journey that Abigail and Hugo .. and new friends have in this book. There is more action and adventure in book two ... and the Rubicus Prophecy itself adds to the excitement. I just love this world that Alane Adams created with the interersting classes in the Academy ... and also the ILLUSTRATIONS are wonderful.
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
'Hello, Dark Witch. I've missed you!'

If you loved the adorable Blue Witch, this book will not let you down. The book has the same friends, but now they face something much more serious: the fulfillment of the Rubicus Prophecy and potential war. If Abigail and her friends can't prevent Melistra and her daughter and the bullies, then Orkney will be in a lot of trouble.

These books are quick, fun reads and perfect for middle-grade Rick Riordan and Harry Potter fans.
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Are you ready for the next stage of Abigail’s journey? Be prepared for plenty of twists and turns!
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