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The Talisman

(Daughters of the Moon #10)

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3.91  ·  Rating details ·  3,285 ratings  ·  61 reviews
Maggie is running out of time on this earth. And before she can name her successor, she reflects on the incredible, age-old journey that brought her to where she is. As a girl in ancient Athens, her father was a great warrior and leader of men. However, it was Maggie, known then as Penelope, who chose to battle the greatest enemy of all-the Atrox. After seeing an innocent ...more
Hardcover, 278 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Volo
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Annika
Apr 11, 2017 rated it liked it
This book gives insight into Maggie's life, before she dies. Not bad.
Katie Rios
Jun 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Maggie's story was interesting enough to keep me entertained, but it wasn't my favorite. I think I skimmed a good portion of the end, only reading the dialogue. I feel like I'm at a point where I just REALLY want to know what happens at the end of everything.

Now, this is where I quit reading this series 10 years ago, so the next 3 books for me will be brand new and never read, which is kind of exciting.

POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD...











I think Jimena is going to be the new Maggie. It really lead to th
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Shannon Renee
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
2.5 Really

I have been working on cleaning out my TBR and that includes this series.

I both like and dislike this book. I really don't like when a series builds up nine books in an arc and then completely stops the arc and tells a back story. I find this frustrating as a reader. It upsets me greatly. I think I would have loved this to be the first book in the series it would be a a solid 3 star read for me. However, at book ten, it seems to be a "filler" book. As in 'I don't know where to go forw
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Jenny Clark
Dec 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
A very action packed book. I have to wonder who is taking Maggies place and what happened to her child, what role he or she played.
This one has none of the daughters in it, it is purely Maggie's story. Probably the best one so far.
Jazz Walker
Aug 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wow Maggie you truly are the SUPREME mother!
Jourdyn Glaman
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Felt like I was reading an episode of Xena warrior princess, it was pretty great.
Megan
Jul 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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CHECKED OUT THE BOOK FROM MY PUBLIC LIBRARY.

APART OF THE GOODREADS 2011 READING CHALLENGE.

2ND REVIEW. 1ST REVIEW IS HERE.

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5 out of 5


Maggie is running out of time. She has to pass her title of mentor to the Daughters of the Moon to the new successor. However, will the Atrox stop her before she can even tell the new heir?

I decided to do a better review of the Daughters of the Moon series by Lynne Ewing since my first ones weren’t done very well. This book is really a fast read, but si
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Alexis
Sep 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
This installment of the book series was Maggie's (the mentor of the Daughters of the Mooon) flashback on her life in 431 B.C in Athens, Greece. She was a teenager reliving her destiny envolving the Atrox and how she became the gaurdian mother to the many of the Daughters of the Moon. It takes you through the incident envolving her romance with Hector that was mentioned in the book the Moon Demon number 8 in the series, and it showed you her struggles in fulfilling her destiny.


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1. The probl
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Laurel
Oct 20, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: 11th-grade
This book takes place in the past and shows the history of Maggie and how she became the guardian of the Daughters of the moon. Maggie is running out of time on this earth, she is getting older and she ran out of youth potions, but She still needs to name her successor. Maggie isa girl in ancient Athens, her father was a great warrior and leader of men. Maggie, known then as Penelope back then, chose to battle the the Atrox after seeing an innocent man succumb to the Atrox and his shadowy follow ...more
Sarah Crawford
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Maggie is old and takes the last of her potion to restore her youth. The book then goes into Maggie's own past, starting in 431 B.C.E. She's in Athens, a youth, and wants to be accepted into the Temple of Selene.


She sees a soldier attacked by odd beings. Later she's chased by them. Pandia is her mentor, and they are attacked by the creatures. Panida explains about the Atrox.


Penelope (Maggie's Greek name) falls for a soldier named Hector. Her sister tricks Hector into going after the Atrox alone
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Britney (BookDrunkSloth)
Well this book had many of the same flaws as its predecessors. Conversations and interactions would go way too fast. Characters' moods change dramatically and often. I would keep thinking to myself, "Well, that escalated quickly..."

What I did really enjoy about this book is what really sets it apart from the rest in the series. The book was about Maggie's life back in long ago Athens. So it's great to have the change in scenery and it's exciting to learn a little more about Maggie.

I love Greek M
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T.J. Day
Mar 23, 2012 rated it liked it
The Talisman definitely wasn't one of my favorites. It moved slowly, but at least most of the chapters left you hanging. Lynne Ewing is definitely getting used to cliffhangers. I do like, however, that she is continuing to answer questions you have in one book in the next and doesn't just forget them or make up some random explanation for them.

Penelope/Maggie is an interesting character. I wanted to punch Temaestra in the face continually. And I like how she added "Chryisspus" into the plot as w
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Jennifer
Nov 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book was more exciting than some of the others. It was good from beginning to end. Can't wait to pick up the next book to see what the girls are up to know. I love how each book is abot a different girl and how their lives are turning out. You get more insight into the past and what's happening now at the present time. They have all had some close calls and delimias but they stay true to themselves.
Sarah
Mar 16, 2011 rated it liked it
I took a long break in the middle of reading this, so the flow of the story dropped from my brain a bit. I like this story better than some of the others in the series because it is not about the main characters. It gives the back story of one of the other characters in the series, Maggie, who is a mentor and guide to the five girls the series focuses on. It's a welcome shift from the ongoing plot, and fills in a few holes as well.
Anahi Velazquez
Aug 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I took a long break in the middle of reading this, so the flow of the story dropped from my brain a bit. I like this story better than some of the others in the series because it is not about the main characters. It gives the back story of one of the other characters in the series, Maggie, who is a mentor and guide to the five girls the series focuses on. It's a welcome shift from the on going plot, and fills in a few holes as well.
Kathryn
Jul 29, 2011 rated it it was ok
This was okay. It was interesting seeing how Maggie got her position as the guidance counselor of sorts for the Daughters. Some of the things she did were pretty stupid, but I guess that's just the author's way of going about things.

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Khalia Hades
May 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
ok,i've been a fan of the Daughters Of The Moon series ever since they started. you might even call me obsessed!this book wasn't exactly as good as the others because there is no mention of the Daughters but what is really cool is that in the beginning, Maggie talks about the girl who will take her place, but she doesn't tell you who it is. bummer, huh? but the book was still good and it was really cool learning more about Maggie i totally recomend this book to everyone!!!!!!!
Arra Abella
Feb 26, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Young Adult (girls), Mythology enthusiasts
Shelves: 3-stars, mythology, its-ya
It was fine. Though I somewhat find it boring to go and see the past of Maggie and it left me hanging when she didn't reveal who will replace her. It is not that exciting as the other books and it did not really satisfy my reading expectation.

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Jocelyn
Hands down my favorite of the Daughters of the Moon series. I always found Maggie such a fascinating character so I thought this book was more than overdue. Plus, not only did The Talisman give us a rest from the series (I mean, seriously, 13 books is a bit much no matter how short or easy to read they are), but it also brought us back in time!
A*Writer*in*Time
Nov 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
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N.L. Riviezzo
While it was a good story and a great insight into the childhood of Maggie, I felt it ended strangely and abruptly which left me a bit disappointed. If it had been a little longer & clearer in the storyline, it would have been a 5 star read.
Alex
Jun 15, 2009 rated it liked it
This book was pretty boring in the beginning, but then got pretty action-packed towards the end. It was set in the Greek Mythology times, which we all know I LOVE. Left way too many questions unanswered though, and considering there is only 3 books left, they need to get to work answering them.
Lizette
Nov 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
When i got this book i didnt know who this was about. i wasnt that hooked by it in the begining but while i read more, I learned that maggie has a big part in the atrox. even though it took me a long time to finish i was happy with the ending.
Jessica
May 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was by far my fav so far of all of them. I loved the backstory idea and the mythology blended into it all. This and the story of Serena and stanton is what will make me continue the series to the end.
Erin
kinda boring but important and kinda confusing
Jenna
Dec 13, 2009 rated it it was amazing
this one was a bit depressing! poor maggie! but at least the mystery of her life has been solved
Alex
Jun 16, 2009 rated it it was ok
"The Talisman (Daughters of the Moon, Book 10) by Lynne Ewing (2003)"
Hannah
Nov 15, 2008 marked it as to-read
i tried to read this book last year and it was really hard to get through... i should probably try again so i can finish the series
Ruth
Jan 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
wasent the best one but still good
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Lynne Ewing is an American author and a screen writer.

She always had to move around a lot when she was growing up because her father was in the Marine Corps. She has two sisters. Lynne graduated from high school in Lima, Peru after attending seven other schools. While she was in Peru, she learned to speak Spanish. She attended the University of California at Santa Barbara. When she was 30 years ol
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