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The kidnapping of a prince shocks the Merge and turns the Grop Tourney on its head.
In New York, a desperate Archie and Inez play a cunning game of chess with the fates.
But if they are to force a checkmate, they must travel to the heart of an enemy empire and face down the rulers of a merciless realm...
Book six of the Archibald Lox series by Darren Shan, the New York Times bestselling author of Cirque Du Freak and Lord Loss.
This is the third of three books in VOLUME TWO of the series.
PRAISE FOR ARCHIBALD LOX AND THE RUBICON DICTATE
"Filled with twists and turns that leave the reader on the edge of their seat." The Word Cubby.
"Full of adventure and intrigue. I've really enjoyed how this has blended the familiar with the fantastical to craft a captivating world." T. Higgs Reviews.
"Tension! Drama! Badassery! The final book in volume two of Archibald Lox has it all." Rachel Hobbs, author of Shadow-Stained.
"This installment feels very Game of Thrones like, without the Rated R type of content! You would do WELL not to miss this one!" Thomas Paxton, Goodreads.
PRAISE FOR VOLUME ONE
"I read quite a lot during lockdown but nothing made me smile quite as much as these first three instalments in the Archibald Lox series." The Bookbag.
"A brisk, entertaining tale that unfolds in a wonderfully bizarre world." Kirkus.
"A masterwork of atmospheric writing. I would not hesitate to recommend Archibald Lox: The Missing Princess to fans of Shan's existing back-catalog of thrilling dark fantasy adventures, as well as newcomers to the shadowy side of paranormal and magical fiction." Readers' Favorite.
"Shan has created an alternative world that is extraordinary and imaginative with fantastical creatures that both delight and horrify. A soon-to-be fantasy classic." The US Review of Books.
"Archibald Lox: The Missing Princess is fantasy, mystery, and a coming of age story all in one. It's a gripping saga that will be appreciated not just by young adult audiences, but by adults who enjoy other strong YA authors who create fantasy worlds appealing to young and old alike." Midwest Book Review.
"A perfect middle grade book. I couldn't put it down and read it in almost one sitting. I give it a superb five out of five stars." Addicted to Media.
"Filled with fantastic characters, true to form description, and Shan's distinct writing style, Archibald Lox is sure to enthrall readers of all ages." The Haunted Wordsmith.
"High fantasy that allows you to step away from the real world and into a vivid space of wonder." The Reading Corner For All.
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About the Author
Darren O’Shaughnessy, who writes under the pen name Darren Shan, is an Irish author, best known for the Cirque Du Freak and Zom-B series. His books are usually horror fantasy fiction and written for teenagers. The Cirque Du Freak series is also known as The Saga of Darren Shan, as the main character is named after the author’s own pen name. The first book in the series, The Vampire’s Assistant, was made into a movie in 2009.