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The Inquisitor's Mark
Contributor(s): Salerni, Dianne K. (Author)

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ISBN: 0062272187     ISBN-13: 9780062272188
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: January 2015
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Annotation: Going into hiding with Riley and Evangeline after the Eighth Day war in Mexico, Jax sneaks away to rescue his best friend from a stranger who claims to be a relative and who reveals Jax's astonishing heritage. Simultaneous eBook. 30,000 first printing.

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BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure - General
- Juvenile Fiction | Legends, Myths, Fables - Arthurian
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2014501322
Age Level: 8-12
Grade Level: 3-7
Lexile Measure: 720(Not Available)
Series: Eighth Day
Physical Information: 1.3" H x 5.7" W x 8.3" (0.90 lbs) 352 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 174344
Reading Level: 5.1   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 11.0
 
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Contributor Bio(s): Salerni, Dianne K.: -

Dianne K. Salerni attended the University of Delaware, where she earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education, and then went on to earn a master's in language arts education at the University of Pennsylvania. She was an elementary school teacher for over twenty years and has also written several books, including We Hear the Dead and The Caged Graves. The Inquisitor's Mark is the second book in the Eighth Day series. Although Dianne knows there's not really such a thing as a secret Eighth Day, discovering one would explain all the food that disappears in her house. Until then, she'll continue to blame her husband, Bob, her two teenage daughters, Gabrielle and Gina, and her dog, Sorcia. Dianne lives in Chester County, Pennsylvania.



Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2015 Fall)
Long-lost relatives kidnap one of Jax's friends and threaten his loyalties to both his mentor and liege lady. In her loosely Arthurian, time-slip fantasy world, Salerni provocatively presents an eighth day in each week that only the select ("Transitioners") can experience and use, but too many characters with myriad complications muddle the clever premise in this sequel to The Eighth Day.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2014 November)

Gr 4–7—This volume picks up right after the events of book one. Just weeks after saving the seven-day world from destruction at the hands of the evil King Wylit, Jax Aubrey discovers he might not be the orphan he thinks he is. When his best friend is kidnapped, Jax learns that he may have a mysterious long-lost Uncle and possibly the family he craves. Unfortunately, Uncle Finn happens to be the Inquisitor for the ruthless, criminally minded Dulacs, the family that had Jax's guardian Riley's entire family assassinated. During a search for Jax's liege-lady, Evangeline's sister Riley is trapped in the eighth day and Jax uses the time to rush to New York to save his friend and find out more about his family. Sure enough, Jax is related-his Uncle and Jax's deceased father look eerily alike, and Jax even has a near-identical cousin, Dorian. But is Dorian a friend or just another pawn in the seeming endless political intrigue of the Dulacs? Jax will need to find out soon or he could lose Riley, Evangeline, and much more. Salerni does a good job of portraying Jax's desperate need to fit in and find a family. Readers learn more about the Eighth Day, the Transitioners, the magical Kin, and their connection to Arthurian legend. The narrative is split between Jax and Dorian and there could have been a little more distinction between the two voices at times. The concept and the characters, however, are strong enough to carry the weight of a few minor flaws and The Inquisitor's Mark should continue to entertain its audience who will now eagerly await book three.—Erik Knapp, Davis Library, Plano, TX

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