AustLit logo
image of person or book cover 3254188329053737569.jpg
This image has been sourced from online.
y separately published work icon The Book of Lies single work   novel   young adult   fantasy  
Is part of Marcel's Adventures in the Mortal Kingdoms James Moloney , 2004 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 The Book of Lies
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'The truth to the Book of Lies is within its very pages

'Three children, Marcel, Nicola and Fergus, have been left mysteriously in an orphanage run by the kindly Mrs Timmins, but overseen by the fearsome wizard Lord Alwyn and his creature Termagant. Marcel learns that the mysterious book of Lies can tell falsehood from truth. But can it tell him who he really is?

'He is not alone in his confusion, either. When the stranger Starkey arrives, Marcel, the haughty Nicola and battle-obsessed Fergus discover that they have a vital part to play in saving the Kingdom from evil. But something's not right. Is Starkey friend or foe? And is Lord Alwyn the evil wizard the children first thought? And will the truth really be revealed in the pages of the Book of Lies?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 2004 .
      image of person or book cover 3254188329053737569.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 392p.
      Description: map
      ISBN: 0207198314
    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2014 .
      image of person or book cover 8855704289701561027.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 416p.
      Edition info: 2nd edition
      ISBN: 9780207200359 (paperback)
Alternative title: Cartea minciunilor
Language: Romanian
    • Bucharest,
      c
      Romania,
      c
      Eastern Europe, Europe,
      :
      Corint Junior ,
      2008 .
      image of person or book cover 771468947121688963.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 416p.p.
      ISBN: 9789731282169, 9731282165

Works about this Work

The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 2008 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 52 no. 3 2008; (p. 3 - 9)
[Review] The Book of Lies Leonie McIlvenny , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 18 no. 3 2004; (p. 48-49)

— Review of The Book of Lies James Moloney , 2004 single work novel
[Review] The Book of Lies Michael O'Donoghue , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 48 no. 4 2004; (p. 35)

— Review of The Book of Lies James Moloney , 2004 single work novel
Books of Days and Lies Diana Hodge , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 12 no. 4 2004; (p. 18)
Shorts : Children's Fiction Moira McAlister , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 September 2004; (p. 21)

— Review of The Book of Lies James Moloney , 2004 single work novel ; On the Farm Felice Arena , Phil Kettle , 2004 single work children's fiction ; Isle of the Dead Emily Rodda , 2004 single work children's fiction
[Review] The Book of Lies Stefen Brazulaitis , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , June vol. 83 no. 11 2004; (p. 30)

— Review of The Book of Lies James Moloney , 2004 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Michael McGirr , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26-27 June 2004; (p. 13)

— Review of The Book of Lies James Moloney , 2004 single work novel ; The Thesis Matthew Karpin , 2004 single work novel ; Loose Lips : UTS Writers' Anthology 2004 anthology poetry short story prose
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 7 August 2004; (p. 4)

— Review of The Book of Lies James Moloney , 2004 single work novel
[Review] The Book of Lies Jo Goodman , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 19 no. 3 2004; (p. 36-37)

— Review of The Book of Lies James Moloney , 2004 single work novel
Shorts : Children's Fiction Moira McAlister , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 September 2004; (p. 21)

— Review of The Book of Lies James Moloney , 2004 single work novel ; On the Farm Felice Arena , Phil Kettle , 2004 single work children's fiction ; Isle of the Dead Emily Rodda , 2004 single work children's fiction
Books of Days and Lies Diana Hodge , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 12 no. 4 2004; (p. 18)
The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 2008 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 52 no. 3 2008; (p. 3 - 9)
Last amended 6 Jul 2018 12:50:33
X