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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (752 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 2009 ISBN: 9780743583756
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World War II has been raging for three years, but a more terrible evil is just over the horizon. The last stones are falling from the Keep of Time, and the Imperial Cartological Society, led by Richard Burton, has collected doors and is building a new tower at the request of an old enemy: the Winter King's shadow. He has a terrible weapon -- the Spear of Destiny -- that can be used to command the shadows of anyone it touches.

The Shadow King uses the Spear of Destiny to enlist an unstoppable army of Dragon shadows. And after the Archipelago falls, the Shadow King intends to use the turmoil of World War II to take over both worlds.

All the legendary Caretakers, past and present, come together to save two worlds, and their only hope lies with a small group of companions who are on the quest for the broken sword Caliburn: the Grail Child, Rose Dyson; her clockwork companion, the owl Archie; a dead professor of ancient literature; and the mythical knight Don Quixote. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kat Robinson | 2/17/2014

    " Absolutely brilliant, and, as always i was constantly torn between wanting to cry from feels, and killing myself at the innumerable references to other literature. Especially the inclusion of William Shakespeare. Loved every moment of it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katrina-Marie | 2/6/2014

    " I loved this book just as I loved the others of the series. However, it is my least favorite, only because of the focus of the story drifting away from John, Jack,and Charles and centering on Rose. But overall it was still interesting and enjoyable and I'm looking forward to book #5! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 2/2/2014

    " AMAZING book!!!! I can't wait for the next one!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nate | 2/1/2014

    " Amazing and thrilling, the perfect blend of fiction, real events, and historical fiction. James Owen make more! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Migdalia | 1/25/2014

    " See my review for number 5.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gkeller123 | 1/11/2014

    " I was so glad this series was finally over. I really liked the first and second books, got confused in the 3rd, and really confused in this, the 4th and final book. At least, I assume it is the last. If I had known how this last book would be, I probably would not have read the first book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara | 1/4/2014

    " I liked the beginning of the series but I don't think that the subsequent novels in the series are as interesting or as engaging. I listened to this as I was travelling, so that might have some effect on my attention span, I'm not sure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Roe | 1/2/2014

    " Keeps true to the series, keeping me completely entranced in this world that seems so real. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Graham | 11/30/2013

    " I just re-read this, and I'm glad I did. There's always so much to remember in these books, and I have to read the fifth one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sam | 11/29/2013

    " I love the characters and the overall story, and I have no problem following the time travel, it's just that I don't understand any of the explaination or theory behind the time travel methods, so I feel like I'm missing out on something. "

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

    " I really like this series and had trouble putting this book down. I love how the classic authors, myth, and legend are woven so creatively through the story. It is always neat to see who or what is next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keith | 8/14/2013

    " This book was decent. The storyline moved along pretty well but this series just hasn't maintained a high level of interest from me. Beginning to look forward to finishing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 12/19/2012

    " I liked it, the story was good and the characters where just as good agine another one of his good books, had a lot of good people and good ideas, can't wait to read the next one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Celeste Martinez | 9/5/2012

    " I just can't put theses books down!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin Channell | 6/23/2012

    " While I love all of the books in this series, this one really addressed a lot of the questions I ask myself whenever I read them. I especially enjoy the look into the history of the Caretakers and who they are/were. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 3/22/2012

    " I like the story but some of the character from real life I would not have chosen to be in some of the spots that Jamie did but I it worked out fine and the book was interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Victoria | 5/5/2011

    " So far, the even-numbered books in this series are inferior to their odd-numbered cousins. This one is fairly jumbled, and there's a lot less focus on the three Caretakers, with more emphasis on the "Caretakers Emeritus" and the Rose/Quixote quest instead. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bethany | 4/5/2011

    " A glorious turning point in the series filled with time travel that I sort of understood, double and triple (and maybe even quadruple) agents, and, of course, a few talking badgers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sam | 3/21/2011

    " I love the characters and the overall story, and I have no problem following the time travel, it's just that I don't understand any of the explaination or theory behind the time travel methods, so I feel like I'm missing out on something. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ginny | 3/17/2011

    " super excellent
    learned some new things about some old authors and their characters.
    Just plain fun "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Celeste | 1/17/2011

    " I just can't put theses books down!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn | 12/8/2010

    " WOW! This is such an amazing book, it's filled with anything and everything that makes fiction so enjoyable!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gkeller123 | 11/13/2010

    " I was so glad this series was finally over. I really liked the first and second books, got confused in the 3rd, and really confused in this, the 4th and final book. At least, I assume it is the last. If I had known how this last book would be, I probably would not have read the first book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Reynaldo | 10/17/2010

    " More confusing than the third book was... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trinity | 8/28/2010

    " I hate it when i feel obligated to finish a series "

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

    " I loved this book just as I loved the others of the series. However, it is my least favorite, only because of the focus of the story drifting away from John, Jack,and Charles and centering on Rose. But overall it was still interesting and enjoyable and I'm looking forward to book #5! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 6/30/2010

    " I like the story but some of the character from real life I would not have chosen to be in some of the spots that Jamie did but I it worked out fine and the book was interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Godwin | 4/24/2010

    " Till now a really interesting development in the Imaginarium's Chronicles. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nate | 3/18/2010

    " Amazing and thrilling, the perfect blend of fiction, real events, and historical fiction. James Owen make more! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 12/11/2009

    " AMAZING book!!!! I can't wait for the next one!!!! "

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About the Author
Author James A. OwenJames A. Owen is the author of the Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica series, the creator of the critically acclaimed Starchild graphic novel series, and the author of the Mythworld series of novels. He is also founder and executive director of Coppervale International, a comic book company that also publishes magazines and develops and produces television and film projects. He lives in Arizona. Visit him at HereThereBeDragons.net.
About the Narrator

James Langton, born in York, England, trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Winner of fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards, he has performed many voice-overs and narrated numerous audiobooks, including the international bestsellers The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud by Julia Navarro, The Virtues of War by Steven Pressfield, and The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan. He is also a professional musician who led the internationally renowned Pasadena Roof Orchestra from 1996 to 2002.