THE ATEBAN CIPHER
A thrilling new adventure series from the bestselling author of
The Mapmaker Chronicles
The Book of Secrets (Book 1)
Gabe stared in horror at the small book in his hand. The light from the low fire danced across its golden cover, setting off a shower of sparkles from the rainbow of jewels that adorned it. It’s beauty was dulled only in one corner, stained by a dark, spreading smudge of blood.
What’s the secret of the book, and why is it so valuable? These are the questions Gabe must answer when a dying man hands him a coded manuscript with one instruction: take it to Aidan. Gabe is hurled into a quest that takes him beyond his monastery home and into a world of danger, intrigue, adventure and unexpected friendship – a quest that will challenge everything he thought he knew about right and wrong.
A thrilling new adventure from the bestselling author of The Mapmaker Chronicles.
WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING
"This exciting fantasy novel aimed at the 9 to 12 age group will satisfy readers, and leave them wanting more. Its fast-paced plot balances a sensitive thoughtful narrator with his newly‑found‑rescuers-turned-friends so that by the time they all figure out the codes and clues, readers have been entertained and engaged.”
- Trish Buckley, Children’s Books Daily
"A.L. Tait has created a story and characters that are enthralling, exciting and individual, and I adored reading it, and am keen for the next book to find out what happens.”
- Ashleigh Meikle, The Book Muse