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Shards of the Oracle

(The first book in the Spider Riders series)
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The basis for an action adventure animé television series to launch in 2005--the first of five novels introducing the world of Arachnia, for 9-12-year-olds--this is the story of a boy and his spider. Only this spider happens to be ten feet tall.

When thirteen-year-old Hunter Steele chases a spider into a mysterious cave, he ends up falling straight down to the center of the Earth, into the fantastic subterranean world of Arachnia. Here, he discovers a small band of elite warriors struggling to survive and to save Arachnia from the attack of giant insect mutants. The warriors are kids, just like Hunter, each fighting with the help of their own three-ton, ten-foot battle spiders. They call themselves "Spider Riders."

In Shards of the Oracle, Hunter arrives in Arachnia just as a magical stone tablet known as the Oracle has been stolen and smashed into eight pieces, each hidden in a hostile location. Hunter wants to help, but first he must capture, train, and learn to trust the spider who will be his partner, a colossal Wanderer Spider, he names Shadow. Together, Hunter, Shadow, and the other Spider Riders battle to recover the Oracle and restore its power.

Shards of the Oracle (Spider Riders: Book One) is the basis for the first season of a 30-minute children's action adventure animé television series currently in production and scheduled to launch in 2005. Spider Riders is destined to become as popular for older kids as Yu-Gi-Oh! and its predecessors Pokémon and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. 8-page color insert.


Used availability for Tedd Anasti's Shards of the Oracle

Hardback Editions

January 2005 : USA Hardback

Title: Shards of the Oracle (Spider Riders)
Author(s): Tedd Anasti, Laura Dower
ISBN: 1-55704-653-0 / 978-1-55704-653-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Newmarket Press
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January 2005 : USA Library Binding

Title: Shards of the Oracle
Author(s): Tedd Anasti
ISBN: 1-4176-7714-7 / 978-1-4176-7714-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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Paperback Editions

December 2004 : USA Paperback

Title: Spider Riders: The Shards of the Oracle
Author(s): Tedd Anasti, Patsy Cameron-Anasti, Stephen D Sullivan
ISBN: 1-55704-652-2 / 978-1-55704-652-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Newmarket Press
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