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Deltora Quest series - author   children's fiction   children's   fantasy  
Alternative title: Deltora Quest [1]
Issue Details: First known date: 2000... 2000 Deltora Quest
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Deltora Quest follows the adventures Lief, Barda and Jasmine as they journey across the fictitious land of Deltora, endeavoring to recover the magical belt of Deltora and defeat allies of the evil Shadow Lord.

Exhibitions

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Adaptations

form y separately published work icon Deltora Quest Derutora kuesuto Akira Okeya , Reiko Yoshida , Natsuko Takahashi , Masahiro Yokotani , Kuniaki Kasahara , Gregory Barry , Paul Baldwin (translator), ( dir. Mitsuru Hongo ) Japan United States of America (USA) Canada : Genco, Inc. DCI Los Angeles Ocean Productions , 2007-2008 Z1893318 2007-2008 series - publisher film/TV fantasy children's

'The evil Shadow Lord has taken over the kingdom … and only three people can save it. Lief, Jasmine and Barda have nothing in common—and everything to lose. They must embark on a perilous quest to recapture the seven lost gems of the magic Belt of Deltora. Only when the Belt is complete once more can the evil Shadow Lord be overthrown and the people of Deltora be free from tyranny'.

Source: DVD back-cover blurb (Madman Entertainment/Cartoon Network).

Notes

  • The first of the three-part Deltora Quest series.

  • The collective Deltora Quest series (nos. [1]-3) was selected by the Australian public as Australia's 30th favourite book; the poll was conducted in December 2004 by Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

Includes

1
y separately published work icon The Forests of Silence Emily Rodda , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2000 Z820058 2000 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'When the evil Shadow Lord plots to invade Deltora and enslave its people all that stands between him and victory is the magic Belt of Deltora which holds seven gems of great and mysterious power. When the gems are stolen it appears that Deltora is lost and the Shadow Lord will triumph. However, two unlikely companions set out on a perilous quest to find the gems and bring them back so that the rightful ruler can regain the throne. Together they enter the sinister Forests of Silence and there the mystery begins.' (Source: Back cover)

2
y separately published work icon The Lake of Tears Emily Rodda , Sydney : Scholastic Australia , 2000 Z820066 2000 single work children's fiction children's fantasy Lief, Barda and their unruly but clever new friend, Jasmine, are on a quest to find the seven gems stolen from the magic Belt of Deltora. They have already found the golden topaz but only when all the gems have been found can their land be free from the evil Shadow Lord. Their search from the second stone, the ruby, is filled with danger and trickery. The monster sorceress Thaegan is ruler of the territory they must travel through to reach the Lake of Tears where the ruby lies. In their perilous travels they encounter the wicked Grey Guards, Thaegan's monster children, and at their journey's end, the hideous Guardian of the lake of Tears.
3
y separately published work icon City of Rats City of the Rats Emily Rodda , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2000 Z820077 2000 single work children's fiction children's fantasy The three adventurers continue their perilous journey in search of the missing gems from the magic belt of Deltora. They have successfully retrieved the golden topaz and the great ruby, but now they must brave the forbidden City of the Rats in their quest to find the third of the missing stones.
4
y separately published work icon The Shifting Sands Emily Rodda , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2000 Z820088 2000 single work children's fiction children's fantasy The three adventurers continue their search for the missing gems from the magic belt of Deltora. In order to find the heir to the throne and end the Shadow Lord's tyranny, the fourth gem, the heavenly lapis lazuli, must be found. But the ordeal ahead is complex with separation, confusion and strange, terrible enemies to be overcome before their goal is reached. They are now headed for the Shifting Sands, a shimmering, barren waste where terrible enemies await them.
5
y separately published work icon Dread Mountain Emily Rodda , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2000 Z820101 2000 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'Lief, Barda and Jasmine are on a perilous quest to find the seven lost gems of the magic Belt of Deltora. Only when all the gems have been restored to the Belt can Deltora be freed from the tyranny of the evil Shadow Lord. Four gems have been found. Now, though grave news reaches Lief from home and he longs to return, the quest must continue. To find the fifth stone the travellers must venture almost to the border of the Shadowlands and plunge into the darkness and terror of the realm of the monstrous toad Gellik.' (Publisher's blurb)

6
y separately published work icon The Maze of the Beast Emily Rodda , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2000 Z816470 2000 single work children's fiction fantasy children's

'In a vast maze of dripping limestone caves under the sea, our heroes must face the Guardian. At stake is the purple amethyst, symbol of truth. As Lief, Jasmine and Barda travel on the problems increase as their quest to find the missing gems from the magic belt of Deltora nears completion.' (Publisher's blurb)

7
y separately published work icon The Valley of the Lost Emily Rodda , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2000 Z820104 2000 single work children's fiction children's fantasy With six gems now restored to the magic Belt of Deltora, only one more stone remains to be found. As the hunt for the seventh and last gem begins, Lief, Barda and Jasmine journey to the Valley of the Lost where they have to confront the Guardian. One false move and they will be enslaved forever.
8
y separately published work icon Return to Del Emily Rodda , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2000 Z820111 2000 single work children's fiction children's fantasy The seven lost gems have been found. Now Lief, Barda and Jasmine must find the heir to the kingdom's throne. They know that only the true heir can use the belt's magic to overthrow the evil Shadow Lord. Shock follows shock as the Deltora Quest rushes to its thundering climax.

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Works about this Work

Emily Rodda : The Deltora Quest Author on Her New Book and Her Ongoing Fascination with Riddles Claire Nichols , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , August 2018;

'Her beloved characters explore mysterious worlds and solve challenging riddles — and it turns out Australian children's author Emily Rodda is something of a riddle herself.'  (Introduction)

The Land of Deltora Rayma Turton , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: The Literature Base , August vol. 26 no. 3 2015; (p. 4-14)
Magical Mystery Tours Fiona Purdon , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 13 - 14 August 2011; (p. 20-21)

— Review of The Golden Door Emily Rodda , 2011 single work children's fiction ; Love, Honour and O'Brien Jennifer Rowe , 2011 single work novel ; Deltora Quest Emily Rodda , 2000 series - author children's fiction
form y separately published work icon Fantasy Jennifer Byrne Presents : Fantasy Jennifer Byrne , Sydney : Australian Broadcasting Commission , 2011 15302671 2011 film/TV

'Jennifer Byrne presents this special on the Fantasy, joining her are Jennifer Rowe, Fiona McIntosh, Lev Grossman and Matthew Reilly.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

What's My Age Again? Joy Lawn , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , August no. 199 2010; (p. 5)
[Review] Deltora Quest Kevin Steinberger , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 15 no. 2 2000; (p. 22-23)

— Review of Deltora Quest Emily Rodda , 2000 series - author children's fiction ; The Forests of Silence Emily Rodda , 2000 single work children's fiction ; City of Rats Emily Rodda , 2000 single work children's fiction ; The Shifting Sands Emily Rodda , 2000 single work children's fiction ; The Lake of Tears Emily Rodda , 2000 single work children's fiction
Magical Mystery Tours Fiona Purdon , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 13 - 14 August 2011; (p. 20-21)

— Review of The Golden Door Emily Rodda , 2011 single work children's fiction ; Love, Honour and O'Brien Jennifer Rowe , 2011 single work novel ; Deltora Quest Emily Rodda , 2000 series - author children's fiction
Untitled Russ Merrin , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 16 no. 1 2001; (p. 35)

— Review of Deltora Quest Emily Rodda , 2000 series - author children's fiction
Deltora Quest John Cohen , 2000 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 44 no. 2 2000; (p. 8-9)
A Magical Ride for Author and Fans Dylan Welch , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 10 November 2003; (p. 4)
y separately published work icon Secrets of Deltora Secrets of Deltora : Exploring the Land of Dragons Emily Rodda , Gosford : Scholastic Australia , 2008 Z1547965 2008 single work children's fiction children's fantasy 'A travel guide told from the perspective of Doran the Dragonlover, greatest of all Deltoran explorers and friend of the dragons. Follow Doran through the 7 gem territories, gaining special insight into Deltoras dangers, places of interest, and the many amazing creatures that call Deltora home.' (Provided by publisher)
Behind the Scenes : Marc McBride Marc McBride , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Dromkeen Society Bulletin , July vol. 15 no. 2 2009; (p. 8)
What's My Age Again? Joy Lawn , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , August no. 199 2010; (p. 5)
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