The Indigo King by James A. Owen
(Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica, The)

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"Answer the question unanswered for more than two millennia, and perhaps you may yet restore the world."

On a September evening in 1931, John and Jack, two of the Caretakers of the Imaginarium Geographica, discover a cryptic warning on a medieval manuscript -- which is not only addressed to them but seems to have been written by their friend, Hugo Dyson! But before they can discover the origin of the strange book, Hugo walks through a door in time -- and vanishes into the past.

And in that moment, the world begins to change.

The Frontier, which separates our world from the Archipelago of Dreams, has fallen. Dark and terrible beasts roam throughout England. No one can be summoned from the Archipelago. And both worlds have fallen into darkness under the reign of a cruel and terrible king.

The only hope to restore the proper order of things lies on a forgotten island at the edge of the Archipelago, where a time travel device left by Jules Verne must be used to race through history itself -- from the Bronze Age to ancient Alexandria and the founding of the Silver Throne -- in one night. And in that single night, John and Jack will find that the only way to save their friend and stop the chaos destroying the world is to solve a 2,000-year-old mystery: Who is the Cartographer?
 

About James A. Owen

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James 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.
 
Published October 17, 2009 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 400 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, History. Fiction

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This third entry in the Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica brings 1930s caretakers John and Jack (aka J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis) into an alternate universe where history has been rewritten and the Winter King reigns supreme.

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Teen Reads

Readers will not be disappointed at how the mythical creatures and people help Jack, John and even Chaz sort time out properly again.

Mar 09 2010 | Read Full Review of The Indigo King (Chronicles o...

Fantasy Literature

Just as we’re never fully immersed in any particular mythology or legend, we’re never present long enough in any single time or place to get an emotional attachment to it.

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Monsters and Critics

And in that single night, John and Jack will find that the only way to save their friend and stop the chaos destroying the world is to solve a 2,000-year-old mystery: Who is the Cartographer?.

Jul 10 2009 | Read Full Review of The Indigo King (Chronicles o...

The Trades

As Tolkien and Lewis walk with Dyson, trying to puzzle out how the message came to be, they encounter a free-standing doorway, much like those that Tolkien and Lewis had encountered in the Keep of Time.

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