The Secrets of Ordinary Farm

The Secrets of Ordinary Farm

by Tad Williams




“I can hardly wait for their next page-turning adventure” Christopher Paolini

Tyler and Lucinda have been invited for another summer at mysterious, wonderful, scary Ordinary Farm, but this year something sinister is going on with their great-uncle Gideon and his unique animals, the dragons, unicorns, and sea-serpents he has rescued out of the time-rift called the Fault Line. The farm is under threat from Gideon’s billionaire rival Ed Stillman, and Gideon’s security measures include dangerous new creatures like bunyips and manticores.

But all the security in the world can’t protect Lucinda, Tyler, and the farm from dangers closer to home, like the witch Mrs. Needle and her son Colin, who want Ordinary Farm for themselves. The children do everything they can to keep the farm and its fabulous beasts safe, but when Uncle Gideon vanishes things quickly get worse – much worse.

Everything is going wrong. The farm is breaking down around them and the people who live there -- each one a stranded traveler from the past -- are terrified. The stakes have never been higher. Can Tyler and Lucinda find a way to save Ordinary Farm?

Master storytellers Tad Williams and Deborah Beale create a white-knuckle tale for their second book of adventures at Ordinary Farm.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849162272
Publisher: Quercus
Publication date: 04/28/2012

About the Author

Tad Williams is the New York Times bestselling author of the "Memory, Sorrow and Thorn" fantasy series beginning with "The Dragonbone Chair," the science fiction epic "Otherland" (soon to be a world-wide, major MMO from dtp/Real U), "The War of the Flowers," the all-ages fantasy novels "The Dragons of Ordinary Farm" and "The Secrets of Ordinary Farm," the short novel "Child of an Ancient City" (co-authored with Nina Kiriki Hoffman), and the short story collections "Rite" and "A Stark and Wormy Knight" (forthcoming.) He can be found every day on Facebook and on Twitter @tadwilliams: also at He lives with his family in California. And his little dog too: @frankie_wah.

Deborah Beale was a book publisher in London for fifteen years, publishing widely across all forms of fiction and non-fiction, and specializing in science fiction and fantasy. She was one of the original founding members of the Orion Books Publishing Group. Today, managing their business and collaborating with her husband Tad, she lives in California with her family and more small animals than is good for her sanity.

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The Secrets of Ordinary Farm 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Praeriedog More than 1 year ago
What can I say? I finished the first book in two days. This one just took me one, even with my family visiting from Alabama. Every spare chance I got I was reading. This one's even better than the first one! I'm sure there's a third one coming, and I can barely wait!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You should realy read this book, it is wonderful! I have heard there is a new book called A Witch At Ordinary Farm! I can not find it anywhere! :,( :P
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written, a real page turner!