An orphan in exile. A band of rebel girls. And a prince whose throne has been stolen. Come on a journey full of danger, intrigue, adventure and incredible secrets.
'The Ateban Cipher,' Lucien continued, 'is also known as the Book of Answers.'
'Answers to what?' Eddie asked.
Lucien sighed. 'Everything.
In the second gripping Ateban Cipher novel, Gabe and his companions journey to a remote mountain citadel where they learn the secret of the mysterious, encrypted book that Gabe has been tasked with protecting. But their enemies are close behind them, and new dangers lie ahead.
As Eddie seeks to regain his crown, and Merry and Gwyn race to free their father, Gabe will discover the answer to his own great mystery - his true identity.
'an exciting adventure read and an immersive story' *****
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH on THE ATEBAN CIPHER 1: THE BOOK OF SECRETS
an exciting adventure read and an immersive story
****** - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH on THE BOOK OF SECRETS
Not since Emily Rodda's DELTORA QUEST series has there been such an exciting adventure tale from an Australian author. Echoes of Robinson Crusoe make this feel like a classic with a new twist, and it's perfect for readers aged 8 to 12 who are looking for some escapism in the sea of contemporary stories. - Readings on A.L. Tait s RACE TO THE END OF THE WORLD
Great white beasts and would-be pirates will capture the attention of young readers ... recommended for fans of adventure books from Emily Rodda and Andrew McGahan. - BOOKS + PUBLISHING on A.L. Tait s PRISONER OF THE BLACK HAWK
Buy it immediately for any lad over eight who is a keen reader. - readingtree.com.au on A.L. Tait s PRISONER OF THE BLACK HAWK
A. L. Tait grew up dreaming of world domination. Unfortunately, at the time there were only alphabet sisters B. L. and C. A. and long-suffering brother M. D. M. to practise on . . . and parents who didn't look kindly upon sword fights, plank-walking or bows and arrows. But dreams don't die and The Mapmaker Chronicles and The Ateban Cipher, the author's two series of books for children, are the result. A. L. lives in country New South Wales with a family, a garden, three goldfish and a very cheeky border collie. A. L. Tait writes fiction and non-fiction for adults under another name.