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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:
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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.” 


  • “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.” 


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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