The Oaken Throne

The Oaken Throne

Book - 2005
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The second book of the Deptford Histories brings readers into a time when a series of dark wars between the bats and the squirrels has raged for years. The squirrel leader, the Starwife, has been betrayed and poisoned. As she lies dying, she summons a falcon to take the magic Silver Acorn to safety. Far away, the squirrel maiden Ysabelle is unaware of the devastating events. But she rescues the Silver Acorn and embarks on a perilous journey to return it. Along the way, she meets Vespertilio, a young bat who has dreamed of waging battle against the squirrels.

In this gripping prequel to the Deptford Mice trilogy, the battle of good and evil reaches new heights as Vesper and Ysabelle desperately attempt to save their lands from destruction.

Publisher: San Francisco : SeaStar Books/Chronicle Books, 2005, c1993.
ISBN: 9781587172779
Branch Call Number: J JAR


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Sep 04, 2011

I agree with Amalia777 but I still think that it was a very well thought out book.

Aug 09, 2011

I would not recommend this book to anyone who doesn't like sad endings. I read through this whole book expecting a nice happy ending, or at least a decently happy one, and instead I got and ending with death, betrayal, depression, regret, and broken-heartedness. I came away wondering why an author would do that to a poor defenseless reader, who wants only to see the characters she loves have a nice bright future.

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