G. P. Taylor Tersias the Oracle

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Tersias the Oracle

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When the world falls into chaos after a near-miss with a comet, Tersias's gift of second sight makes him an invaluable force in the midst of instability, thus when he is kidnapped by Solomon in order to be a puppet in his master plan to take over the planet, Tersias's friends must find a way to get him back before his special gift causes harm to many.

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G. P. Tayloris the author of New York Times bestsellers Shadowmancer and Wormwood. He lives in England.

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Gr. 8-11. This macabre, old-London tale of corruption and redemption revolves around 12-year-old Tersias, a blind oracle. His is a sorry life, locked in a cage, forced to speak the future to earn coins for an abusive owner. Tersias' prophetic powers come from a Wretchkin, a nefarious otherworldly creature who also uses Tersias for his own gain. Other power-hungry sorts seek to use the boy as well, including Lord Malpas, burdened with a dark family curse, and Solomon, an apocalypse-obsessed cult leader. The boy's only friends are a band of young thieves who have robbed Malpas of two magical objects coveted by most of the story's characters, and which bring them all together in a final confrontation. Though some holes in the backstory and weak characterizations may pose obstacles for less-motivated readers, this is still more accessible than Taylor's Shadowmancer and Wormwood (both 2004), and the story's gritty setting, moody tone, and brisk action will appeal to many. Holly Koelling
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