Tersias the Oracle by G. P. Taylor

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INTRODUCING THE EAGERLY ANTICIPATED THIRD NOVEL FROM G. P. TAYLOR. HIS SECOND NOVEL, WORMWOOD, AND HIS FIRST, SHADOWMANCER, HAILED BY THE TIMES AS THE BIGGEST EVENT IN CHILDREN S FICTION SINCE HARRY POTTER , WERE INSTANT BESTSELLERS. LONDON IS LIVING THROUGH ONE OF ITS DARKEST TIMES - A COMET HAS JUST MISSED THE EARTH, LEAVING THE CITY IN CHAOS AND THE PEOPLE FEARING AN APOCALYPSE. TERSIAS, A BLIND BOY ORACLE, HAS PREDICTED THE COMET AND SEES VISIONS OF THE FUTURE THROUGH THE DARKNESS. AS TERSIAS S POWERS STRENGTHEN, PEOPLE WHO SEEK TO USE THEM ARE DRAWN FROM THE SHADOWS; MALACHI, A CHARLATAN MAGICIAN, JONAH, A DESPERATE HIGHWAYMAN AND LORD MALPAS, A KEEPER OF MYSTERIOUS POWERS. BUT NONE OF THEM ARE AWARE OF A MUCH DARKER FORCE THAT TORMENTS TERSIAS S SOUL ...
 

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G.P. Taylor is the author of New York Times bestseller Shadowmancer and many other books including Wormwood, Tersius and the Dopple Ganger Chronicles. Before taking up writing full-time, he was an Anglican vicar in North Yorkshire, England.
 
Published January 1, 2005 by Faber and Faber. 320 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Changing the cast, but taking up his larger tale where Wormwood (2004) left off, Taylor pits a teenaged would-be highwayman and several ragged confederates against a cruel, cursed lord and a ruthless preacher poised to release a swarm of flesh-eating insects.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Tersias the Oracle

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The fourth book of this series (sequel to Wormwood and taking place before The Shadowmancer Returns) is Tersias the Oracle and it, unfortunately, follows in the messy footsteps of its predecessors.

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Abused and maimed, now-blind Tersias has fallen under the "protective" care of a bitterly wizened, selfish old magician, Magnus Malachi, who uses Tersias's otherworldly ability to predict the future (when a spirit called the Wretchkin falls upon him) as his sole money source.

Apr 20 2006 | Read Full Review of Tersias the Oracle

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