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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,338 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James A. Owen Narrator: James Langton Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica Release Date: October 2008 ISBN: 9780743574723
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John and Jack are mystified when they discover a cryptic warning on a medieval manuscript—a warning that is not only addressed to them, but seems to have been written by their friend, Hugo Dyson. But before they can discover the origins of the book, Hugo walks through a door in time—and vanishes into the past.

In that moment, the world begins to change. Now, the Archipelago of Dreams and our world both suffer under the reign of the cruel and terrible Winter King. Dark beasts roam the countryside, and terror rules the land.

John and Jack must travel back in time—from the Bronze Age to the library in ancient Alexandria to the founding of the Silver Throne—to find the only thing that can save their friend and restore both words. The solution lies in the answer to a 2,000-year-old mystery: Who is the Cartographer?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Carries forward Owen's imaginative blending of mythology, Arthurian legends, and classic fairy tales…Owen ingeniously weaves together the two story lines, commingling the Grail legend, Odysseus, Circe and Calypso, Jack the Giant Killer, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, animals evocative of The Wind in the Willows, and twins from ancient times who become Merlin and Mordred. These elements are ingeniously combined in a compelling, literate fantasy story…Excellent.” 

    VOYA

  • “A lively jaunt through Arthurian legend, from Malory to Mark Twain, ensues. This series started strong and just keeps getting stronger, with clever reworkings of classic fantasy stories and complex, flawed protagonists…highly recommended.” 

    Kliatt

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 1/30/2014

    " This one wasn't my favorite of the past two but it was still a good read and I enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynne-marie | 1/29/2014

    " Though more complex and more discursive than Here There Be Dragons, this was, nevertheless, an outstanding read. Multiple time travel of many means to save the world from ultimate evil makes for a tense and tranfixing story line. The interesting handling of tranposition of myth and religion might be beyond some young adults scope, but that's the market it was aimed at, albeit in Britain and to the very-well educated. I thoroughly enjoyed it and after a rest at other things will go on to the last volume of the trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 1/29/2014

    " This book was a great demonstrator to me about what can happen if you mess with time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 1/16/2014

    " The third adventure in the series mainly features Jack and John...Charles being conveniently away when this unexpected challenge/adventure finds them. Hugo Dyson, a friend, is introduced to readers, when he is thrown into the adventure. He may not know where he is or why he's there, but, he is perhaps *safer* than Jack and John...at least temporarily. For after Hugo disappears through the mystery-door-that-appears-out-of-nowhere, and that mystery door is shut by some well-meaning animals from the Archipelago of Dreams, their whole world changes...for the worse. The "real world" is dark and dangerous and ruled by the Winter King. The two aren't without some hope, they discover their good friend, Bert, who has been waiting and waiting for them. And he gives them hope, a time machine of Jules Verne and a mystery box. These friends, these caretakers, will have to journey through time--observing things very carefully--and have to use some wisdom and discretion on what to change and what not to change. Can they "fix" time and save the world? While the second adventure used Peter Pan and Jason and Medea for inspiration, this one uses King Arthur and Odysseus and the Trojan War. It also is the novel that introduces the young woman, Rose. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica Osterhaus | 1/8/2014

    " This was a good book but there is some time travel in it which always end up confusing me a little! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 12/10/2013

    " This series is just so clever and brilliant. Though these books are above the grade levels I'm training to teach, I think these would be a great way to use modern storytelling to teach so many of the classics of literature and mythology. Everybody should read these books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria | 10/10/2013

    " I am just a sucker for any "something bad happens in the past and we'll have to move through time to fix it" kind of story. Good YA fantasy fiction more in line with the quality of the first in the series, Here, There Be Dragons. It isn't often that I rip through something in less than 24 hours. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 8/13/2013

    " Making more excited for the next one... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cristian | 6/27/2013

    " I think that out of the three books I've read in this series, this one is the most complex. Incredibly enjoyable as the other two were. This is more of a mature YA. I'm honestly going to continue and finish this amazing, well thought out, original story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie Williams | 4/15/2013

    " I did not like this one as much as the previous two. The story and weaving of other stories and mythologies did not gel as well this time around. I will try the 4th in the series and see how that one works out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marla | 2/2/2013

    " Another great addition to this series. Better than the Search for the Red Dragon, but not as good as the first one (Here There Be Dragons). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Celeste Martinez | 1/18/2013

    " I am realy enjoying this series! Not many books like this fun and exciting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 7/5/2012

    " I liked this one better than the second one. The journey to find out who the Cartographer is was great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzy | 5/19/2012

    " Meh. On the third try, I keep coming back to the same thought: the basic idea of this series is fantastic, but the author can't seem to pull it off right. Owen is simply not a great writer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathrine Bonham | 5/9/2012

    " I felt that this one didn't really live up to the first two in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Myuu *Rocket Girl* | 5/9/2012

    " I finished this book in a DAY it was so good!It is my second favorite in the series(Search for the Red Dragon being the best) so far . . .Though the parts about alternate univereses was slightly confuddling,this is one of the best books I've read in awhile.(Go H.G. Wells!) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angelique | 2/23/2012

    " I loved this story!! James is such a superb storyteller. It was captivating and kept me on the hook from the beginning to the end. I love the humor that is littered through out and especially the references to the Cubs being a symbol of hope! I can't recommend this series of books enough. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allyson | 8/13/2011

    " This didn't quite live up to the promise of the previous two books in the series, but I still have hope for the next installment. The combination of historical figures with the lands they wrote about is a wonderfully modern take. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 6/6/2011

    " This series gets more and more complicated the more books that are added to the series. It might be necessary to go back to Book 1 to understand Book 2. Time travel makes my head hurt! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Celeste | 1/13/2011

    " I am realy enjoying this series! Not many books like this fun and exciting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ian | 8/16/2010

    " This book was slightly confusing, but amazing. However, it would be kind of disconcerting to climb a tower from sea level, then walk through a door into a park in England. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katrina | 8/7/2010

    " I love the first two books of this series, but this one was my favorite. I couldn't put it down, it was so exciting and intriguing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 7/7/2010

    " This series is just so clever and brilliant. Though these books are above the grade levels I'm training to teach, I think these would be a great way to use modern storytelling to teach so many of the classics of literature and mythology. Everybody should read these books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 6/20/2010

    " Making more excited for the next one... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie | 6/20/2010

    " I did not like this one as much as the previous two. The story and weaving of other stories and mythologies did not gel as well this time around. I will try the 4th in the series and see how that one works out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 1/22/2010

    " Made me want to go back and read "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" again. Also addresses the nature vs nurture question a bit with Chaz/Charles. I would recommend this to anyone that's a fan of sci fiction/fantasy with a healthy ability to suspend their disbelief. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 12/28/2009

    " Much like the other two I really enjoyed this one. Probably more so as it stayed around various Camelot tales (which tend to be my favorite of the myths. I like the twist and spins of this story and the way he wove Merlin & Mordred through out time together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 12/18/2009

    " This is a strong third episode in the Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica series. I liked this one better than the second book. "

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