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Deltora Quest was introduced to me when I lived in Australia, but now that I've moved back to my home country, I can't find a single bookstore that sells them. I doubt there's one that does in the entire country. So, instead: does anyone know how I can buy Deltora Quest or The Three Doors online without spending $40 or so on shipping? 6 years' worth of search has only yielded me one measly pdf.
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I've read both the first story arc in Deltora Quest, and the first 18 books in Beast Quest. To be honest, I wasn't a huge fan of Beast Quest, it felt like two characters who were good just for the sake of having a noble protagonist, going from one place to another with no rhyme or reason to their route, defeating beasts. I was sort of worried Deltora Quest would be similar, but it wasn't. Yes, each of the jewels they must find has their own guardian, but the adventures seem to be thought out, and the characters didn't seem so basic, like they actually had personality and a reason to be good.
My theory on Beast Quest is that the books are so much shorter than Deltora Quest, so they don't have much time to tell the story within the pages of the books. And the reading level is aimed for a younger group, and I'm in my 20's. But books like Magic Tree House are short, and although I haven't read much of those in later years, I remember the books being fun, and Jack and Annie actually having their own indivudual personalities. I don't think it's the authors either, because one of them is Cherith Baldry, known for her work on the Warriors team, and she does fairly well on those. I think it's the fact that the books have alternating authors, and with only 75 pages for each to tell a part of the story, they hardly have enough time to develope the characters into ones with unique personalities.
So, has anybody else read some of both Deltora Quest and Beast Quest? If so, what did you think? Did you enjoy Beast Quest more than me? What comparisons and differences have you seen between the two series?
I read the first story Arc of Deltora Quest in Montana, but couldn't find the second story arc when coming back to L.A. I was at a library when they said it was going to be the last day they would be open due to the coronavirus outbreak, and stocking up on books, I happened upon another series by Emily Rodda, The Three Doors. I didn't know it was connected to Deltora Quest at first until I found it in the Deltora lineup on Wikipedia, and started to notice some clear refrences in the books. Three Doors is one of the few series I read straight through with no interuptions from other series like I normally read. I have other books lined up to continue, but this time, I tried it my sister's way.
I predicted the time travel plot-twist half way through book 2 when I was half asleep one night. (Or maybe I figured it out in one of my dreams) It seemed a little wild at first, as my dream didn't really line up with reality, but thinking upon it, it did seem to work.
I would like to learn more about Deltora Quest memorabilia and collectable items. There isn't a lot information on this that I've seen.
On the wikipedia page for the Deltora Quest (TV Series) there is a section that refers to "Deltora Quest Card Game" - and in the show itself there are cut scenes showing various cards with the faces of the main characters and a few side characters too. Do these cards exist, or were they just for the purpose of the anime? Are the cards mentioned in the Wikipedia article different? Is there any way to get these cards? This is the link if it is helpful: Cards
Another question I had is, there is a thread I found from 2015 talking about the Scholastic cards, as well as models of dragons. Thread can be found here: Thread
Do these cards exist anymore or are they avaliable to purchase?
My final question is about the Deltora Quest board game I've seen images of online. Was this official merchandise? Is there any information someone could tell me about what it actually is?
Thank you very much for your time.
I am looking at purchasing the 10th-anniversary editions of the Deltora Quest Kindle books, but I am also aware that the original editions are available.
I have tried to find information, but what is the difference between these editions?
Thanks in advance!
The land acts as a defined border to encapsulate the Belt of Deltora and its gems. It is stated that the gems cannot be destroyed and cannot be taken past Deltora’s borders. The land has a grip on the gems and this grip will fasten when the gems near the border. This results in a perceived effect of the gems and/or Belt of Deltora becoming increasingly hot.
Implications of the theory
There are several implication based on this theory
Implications 1: Burn mechanism
Gems become so hot that they burn through anything conveying them expect for the land of Deltora itself. In that case gems will never go beyond a certain border. It is stated in the Isle of the Dead that there is old magic that bonds the gems, land and dragons . This border where the heat gets too much for every organism that carries the gems/Belt might be a specific place with specific coordinates. However, it is also possible that the effects of the heat depend on the organism. In that case some organisms would be able to take the gems further away from the land until the heat overwhelms them. It is still very likely that the heat gets exponentially intense further away from the border otherwise the gems could be taken pretty far away from Deltora given that an appropriate external surface area or container is used.
Implications 2: Role of Magic
Magic could also not be used to transport the gems beyond the border. If that was possible the Shadow Lord would have done so long ago. Telepathy seems the most reasonable choice for such a venture. Most likely the gems would disperse the heat through the magic force and back to the magic wielder. Consequently the heat would become so intense that the wielder is incapacitated and unable to further use magic on the gems.
Potential unresolved questions
Some questions that have less clear answers based on this theory
What if the gems are dropped at the very border. How can they be retrieved?
The most likely explanation is that the gems are slowly pushed back to Deltora by the land itself. This would be the result of the strong bond between the land, gems and dragons.
What if the gems are thrown beyond the border?
Theoretically speaking, the gems could be launched in the air with an extreme force away from the land. As nothing is carrying the gems they would have nothing to burn through to fall back to the land. In that case it seems possible that the gems could end up much further from Deltora than the border at which they would burn through virtually anything. It is still likely that the bond between the land and the gems would prevent them from going much further than the burning border.
This post is based on a question of MikaKaimei on the Faith page.
Jasmine was on bad terms with Lief at the time. The Shadow Lord expertly catered to this feeling by showing Lief up in a bad light. He fabricated the idea that Lief had deliberately kept Faith a secret, fueling the already existing distrust between Jasmine and Lief. For Jasmine the problem also became very urgent because of the imminent death that Faith mentioned. Strong feelings often overwhelm all reason especially when latent feelings are amplified (this is just how human psychologically work). For Jasmine these latent feelings were:
the distrust between her and Lief and the hope/longing to save the slaves. As I said before the Shadowlord magnified the distrust. The Shadowlord also heavily intensified the wish to go to the Shadowlands to save the slaves because Jasmine would now be saving her own sister as well (a member of her familly). Psychologically speaking it makes sense. The story also makes quite a lot of sense (although there are subtle signs that could raise suspicion) as I will explain later.
Firstly, the voice came from the Shadowlands and not from somewhere unknown, Jasmine knew this because Faith told her. Faith also explained that she was born in the Shadowlands while her mother and Doom were captives in the Shadowlands. Third, Doom was seperated from Anna after they were brought to the Shadowlands, he had to fight in the arena and escaped at some point. It is unclear when they got seperated. Therefore it is conceiveable that he did not know Faith was born. Jasmine could have gone to him and ask but she probably knew that he did not know about Faith. For example, Doom never mentioned Faith and would have most likely done so if he had known about her. Also, for Jasmine there was no time to lose because of the urgency and Doom and Lief were not in Del at the time. Jasmine was also on the point of leaving the palace and return to the Forests of Silence, as she wanted to be away from the Palace for some time. This all most likely led to her decision to leave as soon as possible (not waiting for Doom to ask him).
Now it is possible that Anna got pregnant in the Shadowlands. I believe this is extremely unlikely but possible nevertheless. Of course, Anna could have also become pregnant right before or even up to two months before their capture (women can be unaware of pregnancy the first two months). The books strongly hint at this (see Chapter 4 of Cavern of The Fear). Jasmine was 7 at that point and so Faith would be about 10 (Jasmine is 16 in Deltora Quest 1 and 17 in Deltora Quest 2). Their ages (of Faith and Jasmine) make perfect sense.
As for the signs. A sign of supiscion for an objective observer is: Faith never mentions the name Anna she simply refers to her as 'mother'. Same goes for Doom (father) and even Endon (father friend's). This is because the Shadowlord was not familiar with the names at least the name Anna. It is also questionable how Faith would reach the crystal and how Anna knew about the crystal in the first place (according to Faith, Anna urged her to reach the crystal). It is even stated in Cavern of The Fear that Faith used the crystal multiple times (as she falsely claimed that she had already spoken to Lief). They were slaves in the Shadowlands and therefore should never have access to a such a powerful device or even know about its existence. Jasmine should have considered this things but bear in mind that Jasmine did not know what the crystal was when she first used it. She had know clue that it was normally used by the Shadowlord and its servants exclusively. For alls she knew the crystal was not heavily guarded and the slaves could learn about its existence from sloppy, loquacious guards. Jasmine lacking knowledge of the crystal and given her emotional state probably used above reasoning to justify Faith reaching the crystal. The fact that Faith reached the crystal (a powerful device that slaves clearly should not have access too) may have slipped her mind entirely. Also Jasmine focused on signs that catered to her feelings like Faith falsely claiming that Lief had spoken to her and consequently did not tell Jasmine (thus keeping it a secret and intensifying distrust). Therefore it is conceiveable that she ignored other signs of suspicion even though she is normally quite shrewd.
I really dont know where else to post guys, ive been searching for answers as to which deltora universe series to read first, do i read deltora quest first? What do I start with and what order after that, if anyone could help that would be awesome
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The Pirra system (the land Pirra, the Pirrans, Pirran Pipe) is characterized by magic. To clarify where this question came from, I was wondering whether the magic of the pipe had an enduring effect, at least for a couple of hours. It is stated that the pipe was played in the morning, at noon and in the evening. This led me to theorize that between those specific times, shadows could still penetrate Pirra.
It is stated in Tales of Deltora that ordinary humans could not enter Pirra because 'powerful magic' barred their way. This could be the magic of the pipe but their are numerous reference in Deltora books that the Pirrans could wield magic as well. Without going into further detail, I have come up with a theory of how the pipe and magic worked.
As mentioned before, Pirrans could use their magic (not the pipe) to protect their land from ordinary humans. This was most likely done by some kind of shutting spell, much like the Torans. However, sorcerers were probably able to penetrate this spell and that is why the pipe was played.
It is obvious that while the pipe is played, all evil is suppressed and temporary powerless. I also believe that the Pirran Pipe somehow reinforced the magic of the Pirrans and Pirra itself. This sounds complicated. So, look at it this way: in my opinion their is some kind of connection between the magic, the land Pirra, the Pirran pipe (specifically its music) and the Pirrans. Obviously the Pirran Pipe plays a pivotal role in this system. However since the origin of the Pipe is unknown, it could be that the Pirran's had created the pipe themselves. Perhaps putting a vast amount of their personal magic in this object. Therefore it is hard to say which factor is specifically paramount with regard to the magic of the Pirra system.
This is all very theoretical but I hope this sparks some sort of discussion.
G'day, I found that when I re read 'The Shadowlands' Lief, Barda and Jasmine traveled through the Opal and Emerald Territory by using the Forbibden Way. However, they some how by passed the Lapis Lazuli Territory all together. I remember it saying somewhere that the cavern walls transitioned from Opal to Emerald. Does anyone know how this is possible or is it an error? Cheers,Dugald.
Just browsing Youtube and found this video. It's almost like a interview as she talks about how she writes her books. I found it quite interesting, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2n0kXUzmFt0
These books are all intertwined together, and I realize it more and more each time I reread these series. I also noticed that in The Tales of Deltora that each time a new series comes out they have a kind of link to one or more of the contents in this book. I find it so fascinating that I keep rereading all the series and try to find different links to the books. I am a MAJOR FAN and can't wait to see what she brings out next! Also, I really wish she would bring out a book with maps and charts to show the different places in all the books. Like the maps in The Tales of Deltora and Secrets of Deltora, I would like world maps connecting Deltora, Rowan of Rin, The Three Doors, Star of Deltora and the Seven Seas and including maps of the Deltora Castle and maps of the routes that the characters took throughout the different series. I would also like to see The Deltora Annuals. It would also be cool if the Kings of Deltora had written a kind of secret diary or some of the kings had maybe knew what was going on or felt that something was wrong and tried to secretly send notes or codes to his kin or friends outside. The possibilities are boundless. I would also like to hear more about The Lord of Shadows aka the Shadowlord and his journeys like when he ousted from Three Doors books series and what happened before he landed on the Four Sisters Island and the stormy journey that landed him on Deltora's shore Near Bone Point, and what he did in the mountains while he waited for his power to return and strengthen. It would be neat to hear how he encountered Thaegan the sorceress. I would enjoy hearing about Thaegan’s mother and her experiences. I would also like to hear more about the turtle man's story and what his journeys and struggles were. Another thing is the story of the Dragon's Egg and where did the AK-Baba come from. Were they always evil? What happened to the rest of its kind? If raised differently could it be of use to the good forces? I was also wondering if Deltora could have a weapon like The Belt of Deltora that could be used to defeat the shadow lord and some a kind of journey that could lead to another quest. What do you think? Does anybody else have anything they would to happen or do you want to expand on any of the topics I listed? I can't wait to hear what you think.
I was wondering if people would like a Deltora Quest Wiki Discord server Del chatting, about the wiki and the books in general. Discord is a much improved alternative to Skype that can be accessed both in the browser and as a downloaded program, where it is possible to have servers. Servers can have multiple text chat channels and voice chat channels.
The otherday I was on Trademe and I bought a bundle of books that included the How to Draw Deltora Dragons and other Creatures book. In this bundle also came a map of Deltora. When I first saw it I thought, this looks pretty alright actually. But then I saw that it also had a mini map of the Pirran caverns, one which I had never seen before, even on this wiki! I don't have a scanner nearby, but can I just take a photo from the best angle I can until I do find a scanner (to get a better image)?
Just thought I'd share this link that came up on facebook recently, Emily Rodda and other Australian authors share their opinions on their favourite bookshops in Australia. Rodda's is Angus and Robertson which is a very large bookshop thats found pretty much everywhere. Also another author, Gabrielle Tozer, is from a town called Wagga Wagga, which is very very very close to where I live, and her favourite bookshop is where I purchased all but one of every Rodda book I ever owned, as well as a lot of other books. And yes I know "Wagga Wagga" sounds really weird.
Let me know if you have trouble accessing it,
Archer of Az-Zure