Archibald Finch and the Curse of the Phoenix
by Michel Guyon
Narrated by Steve Hendrickson
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Pub Date 26 Sep 2023 | Archive Date 03 Oct 2023
Andrews McMeel Audio, Andrews McMeel Publishing
Archibald is a changed boy. He stands up to bullies and hangs out with the gargoyles that used to scare him. But for all his new toughness, he's also a lost boy who misses his friends in Lemurea. When strange footprints are discovered on the manor grounds, he realizes a piece of that world has followed him home...
Without golems, witches or magic, Archibald knows there's little to stop what's prowling the London suburbs, which means he'll have to return to Lemurea to seek Faerydae's help.
In a new adventure for Archibald, Hailee, Oliver, and Faerydae, two worlds collide—two worlds with more in common than any of the kids could’ve imagined. A hunt for clues, golems, and Marodors unearths some shocking answers and hard truths as Archibald and his companions embark on yet another daring journey that tests each of them in different ways.
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Steve Hendrikson is an amazing narrator! I loved this audiobook so much!
If you are craving to read a middle grade fantasy series that is as good, as detailed and drags you as deep into its world as books like Harry Potter, please look no further. This is a series that will most likely join the ranks of enduring great middle grade classics (said by many readers and I can only agree).
In this sequel, Archibald has returned from Lemurea but something came with him. With the unexpected help from his sister, Oliver and Fae (who is not that happy Archibald retrieved her from Lemurea), he tries to find it, to take it back.
So much happens in this book! This book is packed with so many mysteries, adventures, secrets, fantastical things and creatures and the best characters.
I just love everything about this series and I can’t wait to read the next book!
If you enter the magical, unforgettable world of Lemurea with its witches (and what witches!!) and dragons that aren’t dragons the way we got to know them, with many scary things but so many hilariously funny (and clever!) moments too, I must warn you.. You will have a hard time getting back to the real world ;).
Archibald back from Lamurea where he came back much braver. But his sister knows there is more. Archibald is seeing things that point toward the fact he might have brought back something with him on accident from Lamurea and now needs help to track it down and send it back before it can destroy London.
This is a very good fun book. I enjoyed it a lot and hope everyone else does too. I had the audio version and it was really good. The narrator was really good and made the story come alive. This was a fun story and can not wait to see what Archibald and the gang get up to next.
I loved the first Archibald Finch book so I was very excited to get to listen to the second! I love the narrator as he makes the story quite an enjoyable listen.
When Archibald came back from Lemurea at the end of book one, a marodor came too. He knows exactly one person good at fighting marodors, so back to Lemurea he goes to retrieve Faerydae. Then Archibald, Hailee, Oliver, and Faerydae explore all over modern-day London and even France. I felt like the beginning of book two was a little slow compared to the non-stop adventure of book one, but it quickly picked up the pace and the gang was tangled up in plenty of action in both the real world and Lemurea.
I have recommended book one to many tween readers and will be sure to let them know that book two is available!
Archibald was not the only one to return from Lemurea, a Marodor came too. So another adventure unfolds across two worlds. Danger is everywhere but friends look after each other.
Loved this audiobook, so well written and narrated. Adventure throughout and great characters. Cannot wait to find out what happens next.