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Curse of Kings

(2011)
(The first book in the Trials of Oland Born series)
A novel by

 
 
Fourteen-year-old Oland lives in a world tyrannised by dark magic.

But when he receives a letter from a long-dead king which urges him to fight back, Oland must first battle his own demons...A thrilling fantasy adventure.

Fourteen-year-old Oland Born lives in dark and desperate times, in a world ruled by evil tyrant, Vilius Ren.
Vilius and his fearful, bloodthirsty army have wrecked the prosperous kingdom of Tyrian, once ruled by good King Micah. Oland himself has been kept as Vilius's servant in grim Castle Derrington, and he knows little about his past - or why Vilius keeps such a sharp, close eye on him.

When a message is delivered to Oland from the long-dead king, the truth begins to unravel...Could Oland be the hero that the kingdom is waiting for? And so begins the very greatest test of bravery and cunning a boy has ever faced...The setting is a hugely atmospheric fantasy world of medieval castles, Romanesque games arenas, supernatural forests and desert pits, and harsh seas. Terrifying hybrid creatures and monsters abound - and Oland's greatest ally is a girl called Delphi who has dark secrets of her own.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy    Get it on Google Play

"Fiercely imaginative, with razor-sharp twists and a plot that moves so fast it ignites." - Derek Landy


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Used availability for Alex Barclay's Curse of Kings

Hardback Editions

February 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Curse of Kings (The Trials of Oland Born, Book 1)
Author(s): Alex Barclay
ISBN: 0-00-733575-X / 978-0-00-733575-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

March 2014 : UK Paperback

Title: Curse of Kings (The Trials of Oland Born, Book 1)
Author(s): Alex Barclay
ISBN: 0-00-733576-8 / 978-0-00-733576-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Curse of Kings (The Trials of Oland Born, Book 1)
Author(s): Alex Barclay
ISBN: 0-00-733577-6 / 978-0-00-733577-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

May 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Curse of Kings: The Trials of Oland Born, Book 1
Author(s): Alex Barclay
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon   


May 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Curse of Kings: The Trials of Oland Born, Book 1
Author(s): Alex Barclay
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2014 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Curse of Kings
Author(s): Alex Barclay
ISBN: 0-00-758881-X / 978-0-00-758881-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2013 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Curse of Kings (The Trials of Oland Born, Book 1)
Author(s): Alex Barclay
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA