The Scarab

by Catherine Fisher (Author)

Book Cover for The Scarab

   Book 3   
Pages: 432

The final story in the Oracle sequence, drawing on ancient Greek and Egyptian ritual. In a tale rich with action, betrayals and mystery. Mirany and the Archon struggle to bring peace to their people.

Once again we're in the distand land of deserts and islands ruled by one god whose wishes are conveyed through the Oracle. The Archon, child god-on-earth, returns from his journey across the desert to the Well of Songs, to find the tyrannical General Argelin has siezed control and his reign of madness is oppressing the Two Lands. He has publicly denounced the gods, and established a reign of terror. Mirany is in hiding, and the Nine are scattered. Will Argelin's obsession bring the Rain Queen's wrath down on them all And whose is the sinister new power hidden in the sign of the Scarab In the descent into anarchy, Mirany and the Archon must attempt the final, impossible journey of the soul. Through the Nine Gateways into death. And back.

Note: This book has also been published with the title, 'Day of the Scarab'.

Oracle Series—Summary and Book Order

Series: Oracle
Reading level: 11+
Books in series: 3
Read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished
Tags: myth & legend  action  mystery  religion 

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Books in series order

1.   The Oracle  (2003)
2.   The Archon  (2004)
3.   The Scarab  (2005)