The Cup of the World

The Cup of the World

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Overview

FILLED WITH IMMENSE characters, this thrilling medieval fantasy filled with moral complexity and vision announces the arrival of a special new writing talent.

Phaedra, the beautiful daughter of a baron, has been visited in dreams by an elusive knight for almost as long as she can remember. And when his presence becomes a reality, she is forced to choose him and a new life over her home and her father. But this sets off a chain of events that she could not have foreseen--a battle between good and evil, which is in turn violent and psychologically compelling. This stunning novel grapples with the huge themes of life, and turns the reader's expectations upside down again and again, with one vertiginious plunge after another.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419332340
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
Publication date: 01/31/2005
Series: Cup of the World Series , #1
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.50(h) x 5.00(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

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The Cup of the World 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Apples_and_Parachutes More than 1 year ago
When I first read this book, I found it hard to get into and strange - I didn't even finish the first chapter. Weeks later, I picked it back up again and didn't put it down. John Dinckinson created a masterpiece full of interesting people, dark secrets, and unexplained magic. This book gave me shivers and I often looked into shadows for tiny demons after reading it, but it was so creative and different from the normal teen books that I found it entrancing. It was terribly confusing up until the very end, which made it all the more fun to read, and I look forward to rereading it in the future.
briannad84 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A beautiful book! One of my favorites!
insomniel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An epic fantasy novel about a spirited girl who elopes with a mysterious man. Turns out he wants to conquer the known kingdoms and will stop at nothing to do so. Magic and mayhem ensue. A very sad and elegant book with many layers of meaning and allegory.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
when i started out reading this, i thought 'wow, this is really great, love the characters and the plot.' however, as i moved on from Part 2 onwards, i began to lose interest/become disappointed in the story line. just read the first half and enjoy
Guest More than 1 year ago
I believe this is a wonder book. It really intrigued me and got me to think of how much a lot of girls have to go through a lot of nearly, in a sense, the same things. Girls have to go through choosing the man she wants to marry with careful thought to each person she meets. Though at the same time, they need to be fun and loving. She reminds me a lot of what I was going through so I can relate somewhat to it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have to say for this being his first book it was pretty good. At first I could not get into the book cause their is so much detail which is not bad for a story but he wants to ensure that you see the world he has dreamed up which is awesome. But after you get past the first chapter it gets really good their is so much things that happen that you do not expect things that shock you but you just can not put it down .
Guest More than 1 year ago
I started reading the book and I was like 'ok not too bad', but by the time I got to chapter 2 I wanted to put the book down and never look at it again.The only reason I didn't was because I got it as a present. The plot could have been good but the entire thing was just long, boring, and too drawn out. Nothing about the book was that merorable or exciting. the book was just a waste of valuable time...and when I found out there was a sequel don't get me started. Now I'm trying to save you from the 'just shoot me' scenario that will occur when you read this book and be a good citizen...so your welcome.