The Indigo King

Author(s): James A. Owen
Original Publish Date: Oct 21, 2008
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.73 hours)
Product Number: Z100138171
Released: Mar 20, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780743574723
Narrator/s: James Langton
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On a September evening in 1931, John and Jack, two of the Caretakers of the Imaginarium Geographica, discover a plea for help on an ancient medieval parchment--which seems to have been written by their friend, Hugo Dyson! When they rush to warn him, Hugo is abducted by fierce creatures called the Un-Men, who have mistaken him for the third Caretaker, Charles. 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 worse, their mentor and ally Bert has forgotten them entirely! The only hope to restoring the proper order of things lies on a forgotten island--where a time travel device left by Jules Verne must be used to race through history itself--from the Bronze Age, to the fall of Troy and the founding of the Silver Throne. 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 two-thousand-year-old mystery: Who is the Cartographer?

Professional reviews

"Travel back in time with John and Jack in the third chronicle of the Imaginarium Geographica. Hugo has stepped through a time portal, and John and Jack follow to prevent him from changing history. Mordred manipulates events to continue his tyrannical rule. As the heroes try to set the Arthurian legend straight, James Langton provides a clear account of a complex tale. He leads listeners surefootedly through history, myth, and legend. His understated performance gives the adventures a quiet dignity, although Langton often overlooks the story's humor and sarcasm. His formality, however, well suits the story's epic nature. The best of the series, THE INDIGO KING will especially please fans of the other two recordings. C.A. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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