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The Sphere of Secrets: Book Two of The Oracle Prophecies (original 2004; edition 2005)
The Archon by Catherine Fisher (2004)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0340843772, Paperback)Breathtaking sequel to The Oracle, the Archon must face a journey of treachery and adventure across the pitiless desert in a bid to save his people ...The Archon vows to lead a pilgrimage to the Well of Songs to seek peace with the Rain Queen and save the land from the terrible drought. The Well is hidden in the mountains across the desert. But he is not the only one with his sight set on the mountains: Argelin, the tyrannical and power-hungry General, follows behind, an ever-present threat, with his heart set on the riches to be found. With only Oblek, Seth and two tomb-thieves known as the Jackal and the Fox for company, the Archon's journey is treacherous and dangerous. They must face the Great Desolation and the monstrous animals outlined on the desert floor, animals with mythical powers, and they must survive without Mirany, bearer-of-the-god and true friend of the Archon, who has had to remain behind to face a threat much closer to home ...
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Together with Alexos, Seth, Oblek, and a fallen silver star, Mirany is forced to continue the battle against the evil general Argelin.
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