But his reprieve is not destined to last, and in September the other students return to Snisnar to commence their studies. Almost as soon as the rest of the school has returned, strange things begin to happen (strange even for Snisnar), and before long, it becomes quite clear that the Scorpion did indeed survive his encounter with Dan last spring, and has set himself to killing Dan once and for all.
As if having the Scorpion after him were not enough, there is also a new teacher at the school who makes Ms. Virgus look like a cute, cuddly long-eared jerboa - and this teacher seems to have it in for Dan and his friends.
There are also whispers going around the school of a long-lost heirloom of Steven Noricin's; a goblet that, according to legend, has the power to grant immortality to its drinker, and it seems as if the Scorpion is now seeking out this relic so that it may aid him in his return to power. Will Dan be able to find the Gottlehrling Goblet before the Scorpion gets his hands on it?
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The Gottlehrling Goblet continues Dan Regal's second year of mystical adventures at the Steven Noricin School for the New Race. Their nemesis, The Scorpion, keeps Dan and his friends on guard against vengeful attacks as he continues to gain power. Through Mark Sheldon's adapt storytelling, this fast-paced book delights and intrigues with a glimpse into coming of age possibilities and the dangerous catastrophes which are sure to follow. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and anticipate reading about the students on their quest to understanding more about their individual powers in The Noricin Chronicles, Part 3: The Room of Death.
Having survived the vicious attack by the Scorpion, Dan Regal seeks a peaceful, uninterrupted summer repose at Snisnar - but his respite is cut short when he discovers that his sinister nemesis has returned, hell-bent on his demise. As if that weren't enough, rumors soon begin to swirl about the existence of a legendary goblet - a long-lost heirloom of Steven Noricin's - that has the power to grant immortality to its drinker. With the Scorpion determined to find the ancient relic in order to bolster his vindictive quest against him, can Dan find the mysterious goblet before it's too late...? In The Gottlehrling Goblet, Part 2 of The Noricin Chronicles, author Mark Sheldon continues the fateful saga of young Dan Regal. Having withstood the traumatic initial attack from the Scorpion, Dan is forced to redouble his efforts the second time around - and the fierce determination of his relentless internal resolve is palpable. Also, faced with a host of daunting new challenges, young Regal has no choice but to think on his feet as his "education" soon takes him into exciting - and dangerous - new territory. Engaging, imaginative, and action-packed, The Gottlehrling Goblet is an enthralling continuation of what is quickly proving to be quite the entertaining fantasy saga. A recommended read. Chelsea Perry Apex Reviews
Hi there, author of the book, here! Since the B&N site doesn't offer a "discussions" feature like some other on-line retailers do, I just wanted to take this opportunity to talk about the book (and the series in general) and alleviate any confusion there may be about it's intended audience. The central focus of the first several books is a young teenage boy, so with all of the "Harry Septimus Jackson" mania going on right now, it would be natural to assume that this series is another Young Adult series. However, although the first eight books in the series could very easily bridge the gap between Young Adult Fiction and Adult Fiction (adult meaning mature, not pornography, of course), the last four books deal with some very serious subject matter that some parents may not find appropriate for their younger readers. For this reason, I included the use of some swearing and moderate violence throughout the first eight books to establish right off the bat that "The Noricin Chronicles" is not necessarily appropriate for readers of all ages. I hope that this adds some clarification and I am, of course, open to discussion about this subject, or the series in general. Happy reading!!!! ~Mark Sheldon