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The Manticore's Secret

(2005)
(The second book in the GameWorld Trilogy series)
A novel by

 
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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Paperback Editions

December 2005 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: 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
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Audio Editions

November 2015 : MP3 CD
Title: The Manticore's Secret (Gameworld)
Author(s): Samit Basu
ISBN: 1-5113-3961-6 / 978-1-5113-3961-2
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Manticores Secret: Gameworld, Book 2
Author(s): Samit Basu
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

October 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Manticore's Secret: Part Two of the GameWord Trilogy (The GameWorld Trilogy Book 2)
Author(s): Samit Basu
Publisher:
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