Cybele's Secret

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Random House Children's Books, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 432 pages
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FOR PAULA, ACCOMPANYING her merchant father on a trading voyage to Istanbul is a dream come true. They have come to this city of trade on a special mission to purchase a most rare artifact--a gift from the ancient goddess, Cybele, to her followers. It' s the only remnant of a lost, pagan cult.

But no sooner have they arrived when it becomes clear they may be playing at a dangerous game. A colleague and friend of Paula's father is found murdered. There are rumors of Cybele's cult reviving within the very walls of Istanbul. And most telling of all, signs have begun to appear to Paula, urging her to unlock Cybele's secret.

Meanwhile, Paula doesn't know who she can trust in Istanbul, and finds herself drawn to two very different men. As time begins to run out, Paula realizes they may all be tied up in the destiny of Cybele' s Gift, and she must solve the puzzle before unknown but deadly enemies catch up to her. . . .

Full of romance, danger, magic, and suspense, this is a story to excite the most adventurous spirit.

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User Review  - isthatacio - Borders

A story that caught me utterly by surprise. It was utterly enthralling. I wasn't initially expecting that, only having read it due to the gorgeous cover(hah), but I was pleasantly surprised. Read full review

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User Review  - Bt - Goodreads

This book started out pretty good, then turned into a wierd Indiana Jones spoof with people balancing on top of each others heads, floating on a raft, trying to catch bees with their bare hands ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

JULIET MARILLIER is the author of several highly popular fantasy novels for adults, including the Sevenwaters Trilogy and the Bridei Chronicles. She is also the author of the teen novel Wildwood Dancing, featuring many of the same characters as Cybele's Secret.

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