The Obsidian Quest

The Obsidian Quest

by Laraine Anne Barker


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When Peter comes to stay with his dead mother's twin sister and her husband while his stepfather is away on business, he is immediately plunged into a chain of frightening and bizarre events that can't possibly have anything to do with him-an ordinary, somewhat solitary boy. But then, is he really so ordinary? Is his uncle-a complete stranger-as ordinary as he at first appears? As for the retired scientist, what ordinary man has the type of power he seems to wield?

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ISBN-13: 9780759904989
Publisher: Mundania Press
Publication date: 01/01/2004
Series: Quest for Earthlight Trilogy
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.38(d)

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While his stepfather is away on business in Australia, twelve years old Peter FitzArthur visits his Uncle Paul and Aunt Angela Merrilyn in New Zealand. Angela¿s twin sister Marian was Peter¿s deceased mother so they share their grief though several years have passed since the car accident took her life.................................. Peter and Paul¿s dog Dreyfus wander around the land exploring as lads often do. However, someone abducts Peter, trying to determine if the youngster is the one. Peter manages to escape, going back to Paul¿s home, but says nothing about his ordeal to his relative. When Dreyfus is injured while fighting the three headed Cerberus, Peter is forced to reveal his secret to Paul so that he can help the canine. On the trek to the spot where the canines battled, Peter and Paul find a stone wall blocking their passage. Informing his nephew that he is Merlin the Magician and persuading the lad that they have a world to save, Paul and Peter risk their lives seeking the Chosen and to reconstruct the Obsidian Orb to accomplish their quest.......................................... Though obviously aimed at the Potter crowd, this exciting Merlin tale is a solid fantasy that does Camelot proud so that adults will want to join the intrepid twosome on their adventure. The story line is non stop action from the moment Peter is abducted to the final confrontation with stops in between on the globe and in time. Readers of the Arthurian sagas will welcome this fabulous entry and look forward to the remaining two novels in what looks like a triumphant return of Merlin.............................. Harriet Klausner