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Tara Duncan and the Forbidden Book
     

Tara Duncan and the Forbidden Book

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by Princess Sophie Audouin-Mamikonian
 

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On the planet OtherWorld, Tara’s friend Cal is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, and she and her friends set out to prove him innocent. It’s an unlikely crew: Tara, the riddle-loving Fabrice, Robin the half-elf, Sparrow the shape-shifting princess, and Tara’s cultured grandfather—and black Lab—Manitou. Blue gnomes help

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On the planet OtherWorld, Tara’s friend Cal is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, and she and her friends set out to prove him innocent. It’s an unlikely crew: Tara, the riddle-loving Fabrice, Robin the half-elf, Sparrow the shape-shifting princess, and Tara’s cultured grandfather—and black Lab—Manitou. Blue gnomes help Cal break out of prison, but at a terrible price. To force him to help liberate their people from an evil wizard, they infect Cal with a time-release poison that Tara and her friends must race to neutralize. Helped by Fafnir the dwarf, they defeat the wizard and travel to Demonic Limbo for evidence of Cal’s innocence. There, Tara has a wrenching encounter with the ghost of her dead father.

Back on OtherWorld, the situation is grim. Fafnir accidentally releases the terrible Devourer of Souls, who nearly conquers the planet. In desperation, Tara changes into a dragon and allies herself with her nemesis, Magister. They defeat the Devourer, and Tara hurls Magister into Limbo, hopefully forever. Meanwhile, the Empress of Omois has discovered that Tara is her niece and heir. She insists that Tara come live on OtherWorld for good. If Tara refuses, it will mean war. This is the exciting sequel to Tara Duncan and the Spellbinders and is sure to captivate young readers for hours of excitement and adventure!

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VOYA - Kelli Czarnacki
The second book in the Tara Duncan series, Tara Duncan And The Forbidden Book continues her story on the planet Otherworld. Her friend Cal is found guilty of murder (causing a boy's death by allowing him to get sucked into a vortex) when the previous book ended. Cal's friends including Tara, Fafnir the dwarf, Fabrice, shape-shifter Sparrow, Robin, and their familiars set out to prove Cal innocent and release him from jail with the help of the blue gnomes. Strings are attached, however, and the valiant group must also free the kidnapped gnomes from the evil wizard. Can they succeed before being overcome by the powerful forces of the Ravager and Tara's nemesis, the Magister? While the fantasy elements bring twists and turns to the story, there is an ongoing element of predictability that good will overcome evil, and Tara and her friends will survive. Many times, the story feels like it could have ended, only for the action to continue. While young readers will likely enjoy the non-stop action and the colorful descriptions, such as " . . .the Castle arranged itself so that a ray of sunshine constantly illuminated him, and it created splendid landscapes to show his impressive physique off to all. He strode by hills lit by a glowing red sunset, with a gentle wind billowing his cape and ruffling his red lion's mane. It was spectacular," they too will be ready for the story to end before another subplot begins yet again. Reviewer: Kelli Czarnacki

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616089696
Publisher:
Sky Pony Press
Publication date:
01/24/2013
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
1,143,607
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

HRH Princess Sophie Audouin-Mamikonian has been writing since the age of twelve. She holds a master’s in diplomacy and strategy and is married with two teenage daughters. Her Tara Duncan series is a bestseller in France.

WILLIAM RODARMOR is a veteran French literary translator, writer, and editor. His translation of Tamata and the Alliance, by Bernard Moitessier,
won the 1996 Lewis Galantière Award from the American Translators Association.

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Tara Duncan and the Forbidden Book 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
if you have verizon on demaned go to kabillion and look for tara duncan the tv show is so cool its an anime show tara and sparow are so cool they make cal look so cuite they are all eighteen its a little diffent from the book but its still cool if you dont have verizon its alright if you have an ipad iphone tablet computer or laptop go to youtube type tara duncan and pressto tara duncan epsoides good luck and tell me how you like it and what do you think about it and tara sparow and cal bye and my name is midnight soul cool name right;)
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I luv thw series
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