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Category: Young adult

Publication date: Jun 14, 2012

ISBN (paper): 978-1-61213-327-0

ISBN (ebook): 978-1-61213-067-5

The Oracle

K.B. Hoyle


A year ago Darcy Pennington had no real friends. A year ago she’d thought that magic only existed in fairy tales. A year ago she would have laughed at the idea of other worlds.


Then everything changed when she’d visited Cedar Cove Family Camp and stumbled into a magical gateway to a world called Alitheia.


It is the summer before freshman year and Darcy and her five friends have come back to Cedar Cove Family Camp and Alitheia. This return is bittersweet because her elusive purpose in the magical realm continues to evade her. Egged on by Tellius, the boy prince she is prophesied to marry, Darcy rebels and impulsively “petitions” an entity called the Oracle and requests it give her information as to her purpose. In order to receive her answer she must travel to the Oracle, and so she embarks on a journey along with her friends and Yahto Veli, the nark. Too late she realizes her selfish entreaty has thrown the entire outcome of the prophecy itself into question and endangered everyone. Uncertainties mount between Darcy and her companions as they fight their way through enemy territory to locate the Oracle, and an unwelcome visitor from Cedar Cove adds a layer of mystery that none of them are prepared for. 


But the perils of the quest are nothing when compared to what lies in wait for her in the lair of the Oracle. There is a cost associated with every question asked– a cost that may be far greater than Darcy is willing to pay. And someone may choose to make the ultimate sacrifice to free her from it.



Praise for The Oracle:


 “This is just the sort of thing I loved to read when I was middle-grade-aged. Gateways that lead to other worlds, magic, mythical creatures, fairies, princes, nasty shadowy baddies – it’s all here!”



 “If you have read the first book in this series, then you HAVE to read The Oracle, and if you haven't read The Six yet, read it... like yesterday! Because you will want to read these books trust me!”

 ~Paperbook Princess


  “In The Oracle, K.B. Hoyle delivers with original characters and creatures, captivating storytelling, and with new and horrifying enchantments. At times both humorous and haunting, The Oracle is even better than Hoyle's first novel, a must read that is not just for fantasy lovers, and a tale that lingers after the last page. Buy The Oracle and read it, now!”


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