Cybele's Secret

  • by Juliet Marillier
  • Narrated by Justine Eyre
  • 13 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For Paula, accompanying her merchant father on a trading voyage to Istanbul is a dream come true. They have come to this city of trade on a special mission to purchase a most rare artifact: a gift from the ancient goddess, Cybele, to her followers. It's the only remnant of a lost, pagan cult.But no sooner have they arrived when it becomes clear they may be playing at a dangerous game. A colleague and friend of Paula's father is found murdered. There are rumors of Cybele's cult reviving within the very walls of Istanbul. And most telling of all, signs have begun to appear to Paula, urging her to unlock Cybele's secret.Meanwhile, Paula doesn't know who she can trust in Istanbul, and finds herself drawn to two very different men. As time begins to run out, Paula realizes they may all be tied up in the destiny of Cybele's Gift, and she must solve the puzzle before unknown but deadly enemies catch up to her.


What the Critics Say

"Teens who didn't know Marillier when they started this sandalwood-scented adventure will rapidly place her alongside the likes of romantic-fantasy idols Shannon Hale and Sharon Shinn." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

lovely spring fairy tale

This is a second book about the family from Piscu Dracului after the story of Wildwood Dancing. It follows the adventures of the younger daughter Paula so it can be read as a stand alone. However, it does contain spoilers about the first book and, as that is an even nicer story, I do recommend reading that, Wildwood Dancing, first.
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- Rose Eaor

loved it

I really enjoyed this story, and loved hearing about what happened to the family after wildwood dancing, and I loved that the story wasn't really about that. it was exciting and interesting.
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- Keziah

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-17-2009
  • Publisher: Listening Library