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The Manticore's Secret

(The second book in the GameWorld Trilogy series)
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The Manticore's Secret

Being a Hero isn't easy - but it's a lot easier than being a Dark Lord.
Dark forces just aren't what they used to be in the good old days.

The Manticore's Secret is the spellbinding sequel to The Simoqin Prophecies: Part One of the GameWorld Trilogy. Once again Samit Basu creates a mesmeric landscape bursting with weird and wonderful characters and a gripping narrative that's complex, playful, sometimes sombre but always dazzlingly inventive.
A mysterious Dark Lord and his grotesque army threaten all that is good on earth... or do they? The heroic immortals who vanquished his rakshas father long ago have returned to do battle with the forces of evil, which is good news... or is it?
In the shadows a secret society of shapeshifters battles deadly mind-controlling foes who threaten history, humanity and the future of the planet. A beautiful, amoral rakshasi plots world domination while a strangely civilized barbarian fights to save the world.
But the world is spinning out of control. Because the gods are back. And they want to play...

Praise for The Manticore's Secret

"Wildly imaginative, thoroughly enjoyable" - TimeOut

"I was blown away by how cinematic some of the passages were... an awesome imagination"- Jabberwock

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Used availability for Samit Basu's The Manticore's Secret

Paperback Editions

December 2005 : UK Paperback

Title: The Manticore's Secret: Game Word Trilogy Pt. 2
Author(s): Samit Basu
ISBN: 0-14-400067-9 / 978-0-14-400067-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

November 2015 : MP3 CD

Title: The Manticores Secret
Author(s): Samit Basu
ISBN: 1-5113-3961-6 / 978-1-5113-3961-2
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2014 : USA Audio edition

Title: The Manticores Secret: Gameworld, Book 2
Author(s): Samit Basu
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

October 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Manticore's Secret: Part Two of the GameWord Trilogy (The GameWorld Trilogy Book 2)
Author(s): Samit Basu
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA