The Inquisitor's Mark (Eighth Day Series #2)

The Inquisitor's Mark (Eighth Day Series #2)

by Dianne K. Salerni


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The sequel to The Eighth Day, a fantasy adventure that VOYA called "unparalleled" and "absolutely necessary for middle grades," continues with higher stakes, greater world building, and more pulse-pounding action. With suspense, danger, and new discoveries around every corner, this fast-paced fantasy series that Kirkus Reviews raved was an exciting blend of "modern intrigue and ancient magic" will be a welcome addition for fans of Percy Jackson and Harry Potter.

After an all-out battle in Mexico, Jax, Riley, and Evangeline have gone into hiding. There are still rogue Transitioners and evil Kin lords on the hunt for Riley, a descendant of King Arthur, and Evangeline, a powerful wizard with bloodlines to Merlin, in order to gain control over the Eighth Day.

So when Finn Ambrose, a mysterious stranger, contacts Jax claiming to be his uncle, Jax's defenses go up—especially after Jax learns that he's holding Jax's best friend, Billy, hostage. To rescue Billy and keep Riley and Evangeline out of the fray, Jax sneaks off to New York City on his own. But once there, he discovers a surprising truth: Finn is his uncle, and Jax comes from a long line of Dulacs—a notoriously corrupt and dangerous Transitioner clan who want Riley dead and Evangeline as their prisoner. And family or not, the Dulacs will stop at nothing to get what they want.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062272195
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/27/2015
Series: Eighth Day Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 190,095
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: 720L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Dianne K. Salerni attended the University of Delaware, where she earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education, and then went on to earn a master's in language arts education at the University of Pennsylvania. She was an elementary school teacher for over twenty years and has also written several books, including We Hear the Dead and The Caged Graves. The Inquisitor's Mark is the second book in the Eighth Day series. Although Dianne knows there's not really such a thing as a secret Eighth Day, discovering one would explain all the food that disappears in her house. Until then, she'll continue to blame her husband, Bob, her two teenage daughters, Gabrielle and Gina, and her dog, Sorcia. Dianne lives in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

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The Inquisitor's Mark 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
BookLoversLife1 More than 1 year ago
I loved Book 1 of this and couldn't wait to read more about Jax and the gang. After the ending of book 1 Jax and Evangeline are gone into hiding but they know they can't stay hiding because they have to try to find Evangelines sister. Riley decides to try and handcuff himself to Evangeline and see will she stay in the normal week, but it doesn't happen and Riley ends up stuck in the Eight day with Evangeline.  During that time Jax gets a call from his friend Billy to say that he was kidnapped by Jaxs Uncle. Jax doesn't know anything about an Uncle so is suitably nervous. Jax knows that he can't wait for Riley to come back, so he sets off to rescue his best friend! Once there he finds out some secrets and surprising truths. Can he rescue Billy and find out where Evangelines sister is before it's too late? This was just as good, if not better, than book 1. There was so much more action, adventure and intrigue that it was such a rollercoaster.  Character wise, Jax was just as awesome as he was in book 1. He is so brave and true and it really comes across in The Inquisitors Mark. I felt for him when he learned about his father. No matter what was happening to him though, he always thought of his friends first. Riley isn't as prominent in this edition but he is as cool as ever. Billy was such a breath of fresh air! He is such a lovable character and I hope we see more of him in the next one. There is also a host of new characters introduced, with Dorian being my favourite. Despite being a Dulac, he was so nice and kind. I hope we see more of him too.  Plot wise, it was really fast paced and engaging. There are some secrets revealed. Jax finds out some things about his dad and Evangeline finds out things about her sister. While this answers some questions from book 1 we are left with even more after the ending of this!!  Overall, The Inquisitors Mark was an action packed and intense ride. The action and adventure start pretty much straight away and then we are whisked away on quite an intriguing and suspenseful read. Billy adds a welcome comic relief and is sure to be a favourite for everyone. There are magical creatures thrown into the mix this time and a lot more villains. With the ending we are left hanging but it just makes me extra eager to read book 3. Dianne K Salerni has created a fantastical realm and one I love diving into. Her writing brings the story to life and makes the reader eager to read more. I'd highly recommend this series to everyone. 
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first book in this series an i loved it. I couldnt wait o hear more about the book and thats when i foun out that there was actually a series o tjis book. This author has done a great job on the first book, and the second book was gret also. The story build lots of suspense if you read this book at night mayve rigt befoe you go to bed. I have reccomended this book to many of my friends and all them on a scale of obe though five als raed these firs twobooks a five. I cannot wait t read the third book o this series because t has ben on my readng list for a long tme and these first two books have ben great. I would reccomend this book to anybody. At least whoever has tme to read it or is willb t pu thi book b their readig list. Ou coul also read this at times here you go on vacation an rereading is also another thing you could do wih this book if you really wanted to.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg this author was actually my english teacher in the 5th grade this is amazing becuse before this came out i was asked to preview this book she was an amazing teacher
This_Kid_Reviews_Books More than 1 year ago
Synopsis- Jax Aubrey is unique. He and his guardian Riley Pendare/Pendragon are Transitioners – people who are able to experience a special eighth day (nicknamed “Grunsday”) between Wednesday and Thursday, and have a family magic talent (Jax’s is inquisition, Riley has the voice of command, etc.). They are able to protect (and fight) the Kin – super-powerful magic people, all with different talents. Some Kin, like Evangeline, are good, while some Kin are evil and want the eighth day to be the only day. All was going well, until Jax (who was in hiding)’s former best friend, Billy, was kidnapped because he knew Jax. Not only that, but he was kidnapped by Jax’s uncle. And Jax’s dad had told Jax that he had no other relatives, besides his mother’s cousin, so what is going on? When Jax is forced to join his family, and the evil Transitioners that they serve, he can’t believe it. They work for the enemy and they want Jax to join them. But, Jax is loyal to Riley and Evangeline. What I Thought- This was a very thrilling book. It explains a lot about Jax, and Transitioners in general. There is a lot of mystique added to the plot and the characters. Jax, especially in this book, is a character you can care for. His family is working for the enemy, and they want Riley and Evangeline in their clutches. The story draws you in, and gets you asking questions. The story is appropriate for all ages, and the publisher rates it for ages 8+. But there is a lot going on in the plot that may make it a bit hard for younger readers. This is a great series, and I cannot wait for Book 3! *NOTE* I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review