Light of the Oracle

Light of the Oracle

by Victoria Hanley
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Light of the Oracle 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Mia Cook More than 1 year ago
I will never tire of reading this book :)
SandraPants More than 1 year ago
This fantasy by Victoria Hanley is wonderful and comforting to read. It reminds me of some of my favorite 80's fantasy movies like: The Neverending Story, The Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal. I would recommend it to any fans of those movies, YA fantasy in general or anyone who thinks it would be cool to be able to communicate with animals. :) I hope the rest of her books are released on the NookColor soon so I can read them as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this book have anything to do with Violet Wings
LivieLH More than 1 year ago
If you're a fantasy and romance lover then you will love this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have anything to do with Violet Wings? Bes book evera
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Beautifully written. After I finished the book, I couldn't stop thinking about the characters, they were so realistic! The plot is unique and not hackneyed at all, which is getting more common in YA fiction. This was the first I had read of Victoria Hanley, and I was not disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's the classic story of a young girl who is given an amazing chance...except this time with an unforgettable twist! Bryn has a little of every one of us inside her and she captures the hearts of readers everywhere.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book a long time ago, ok more like last year, but I found it totally awesome. See before I read this book I read Victoria Hanley's other books (which were great also)and I liked them so much I decided to see if she had written any other books, appearently she had. I like how Bryn was characterized and how this book had action, magic, fantasy, and romance! I love romance! You should definately read this book!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome. That's all I have to say. Hehe.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i absolutely loved this book! i read it about two years ago and it still has stayed with me! it ties beautifully with the others by victoria hanley and it's own story is strong and demanding of attention my question: is there more?
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a really good book , usually I don't read fantasy books but this book had everything from action to adventure even romance. I recommend this to anyone who wants a good read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Light of the Oracle, a fantasy by Victoria Handley, is about a young adult growing up with a special talent she can see the future. Thought by the town, and mainly her mother, a wild and crazy child, Bryn has always felt singled out, separate from the rest. Separate, that is until one day she runs in front of the Master Priest¿s horse while following a strange piece of floating thistledown. The Master Priest, instead of seeing her as ¿the silly dreamer¿, he realizes her talent and asks her to join the Temple of the Oracle. Eager to leave the village, she quickly accepts not knowing the challenges she is yet to face. But as she enters the Temple, so does the wicked, power-hungry Clea. Almost immediately, rivalry swarms between the two girls. As time passes, it soon becomes time for the bird-choosing festival, were a twist of fate leads Bryn to be chosen, not by a bird, but by the wind. One of the highest, and most sacred power, wind chosen receive the power to control the wind, only to be crippled by a curse. Consequently enough, Clea is chosen by one of the most feared birds, a vulture. Controlled by Keldes, the God of death vulture chosen were given the gift of casting curses. Seeing her advantage, Clea quickly curses Bryn, forces the wind to leave her. Distraught and empty inside, Bryn is forced to standby and watch as the Temple¿s powers crumbles, powerless to stop it... Jam-packed with adventure, fantasy, magic, and a bit of romance, The Light of the Oracle is perfect for anyone who loved, Pendragon, Harry Potter, or Handley¿s two other books: The Seer and the Sword, and The Healer¿s Keep. I loved this book, not only because I love Handley¿s writings, but also for its captivating plot and extraordinary style of writing. As the book progresses, tension and excitement builds up in the Temple, until the climatic end that you would never expect. ¿I¿m afraid the wind has unchosen me. I don¿t hear its whispers anymore, don¿t feel it lifting my hair or brushing against my face. It¿s all stillness now.¿ Bryn says this after Clea has cursed her, giving an excellent example of Handley¿s vivid writing. Her style of writing keeps you going right up to the last page you want to find out how the book ends, but you never want the book to end. It is a classic ¿huddled up in your bed with a flash light¿ all-nighter. This book raised the issue that when someone has power, most of the time, they abuse it. When the Master Priest and Clea joined together, they tried to overpower and control the Temple, bringing down anyone in their way. I agreed with the author because in most cases, this is true. Take for example Hitler. Since he had power over thousands of people with his great speaking skills, he tried to take over the world, wiping out everyone in his way. Though a few bumpy spots here and there, all in all, The Light of the Oracle is a great book with superb plot and, I say, one of the best writing styles of all fantasy books. This book is definitely another great success for Handley.