- Books, Literature, and Writing»
- Books & Novels
Buy Deltora Quest Series 1
The Deltora Quest Series is a collection of books written by Australian author Emily Rodda. They follow the adventures of three characters called Lief, Jasmine and Baarda through the fictional land of Deltora. Each book focuses on their efforts to recover various magical things to help them overpower the evil Shadow Lord, in the first series these were gems and in the second pieces of a pipe.
The First Series was released in 2003 and has since become extremely popular with pre-teen boys with its elements of a quest, the fantasy setting and its fight of good against evil.My son got introduced to the first book by his school friends and then read ther rest of the series more avidly than I have seen him read a book for a long time.
The Series has since been published in more than 30 countries and has sold over 15 million copies worldwide.
The First Series contains 8 separate books which cover the companions attmepts to retrieve the seven gems that had been lost from the Belt of Deltora.
The Complete Deltora Quest Series from Amazon
The complete Deltora Quest Series 1 in one book
The Story behind the First Series
The first series of Deltora Quest covers the takeover of Deltora by the evil Shadow Lord and his scattering of the gems from the Magic Belt of Deltora throughout Deltora. The only way to overwhelm the Shadow Lord is for someone to retrieve all the gems. The books follows the journeys of Lief and an ex-palace guard Barda on their travels to find the gems. Along the way they meet with Jasmine, a wild child of the Forests of Silence who can speak to the trees. Their quest is to find the seven gems of the fabled Belt of Deltora: topaz, ruby, opal, lapis lazuli, emerald, amethyst, and diamond. Each gem is hidden in a dangerous location around Deltora and the three friends must face all sorts of perils to reach them. Once the Belt is complete the evil tyranny of the Shadow Lord will end and Deltora's one sole heir will take his/her rightful place on the throne.
Books from Deltora Quest Series 1
The evil Shadow Lord has invaded Deltora and stolen the kingdom¹s seven gems of great and mysterious power. With only a hand-drawn map to guide them, Lief and Barda begin their difficult quest to recover the stolen gems and rid their land of the tyrant.
Now joined by their unruly new companion Jasmine, Lief and Barda set off on a treacherous journey through the territory ruled by the monster sorceress Thaegan. But that is only the beginning. To recover the second gem, they must face the hideous guardian of the Lake of Tears!
Lief, Barda, and Jasmine continue their perilous quest to recover the seven lost gems of the magic belt of Deltora. Strengthened by the power of the golden topaz and the great ruby, they begin their search for the third stone. But they cannot know the horrors that await them in their next destination . . . the forbidden City of the Rats.
Lief, Barda, and Jasmine continue their perilous quest to recover the seven lost gems of the magic belt of Deltora. Now they must begin their search for the fourth stone, which is hidden in a shimmering, barren waste and kept jealously by an unknown guardian. Separation, confusion, and strange, terrible enemies await them in the ordeal of the Shifting Sands.
Lief, Barda, and Jasmine head to the sinister Dread Mountain to capture the fifth stone in the magic belt of Deltora.
The next missing gem from the magical Belt of Deltora lies hidden in the underwater lair of the hideous and ferocious Glus. Lief, Barda, and Jasmine must summon all their strength and courage to make it through the Maze of the Beast.
Lief, Barda, and Jasmine have almost reached their goal. Six gems gleam in the Belt of Deltora. Now the last one must be found before Deltora can be freed from the evil Shadow Lord. The companions have faced many terrors before, but the worst is yet to come: they are about to confront dark mysteries that strength and courage alone can not defeat. If they fail, they will remain forever trapped in the swirling mists of The Valley of the Lost.
The seven lost gems have been restored to the Belt of Deltora.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. But the heir has been in deepest hiding from birth and only the Belt can reveal the hiding place. Shock follows shock as the Deltora quest rushes to it's thundering climax, and the fury and power of the Shadow Lord himself threaten to destroy it's three heroes and everything they love.
More about the Deltora Quest
Emily Rodda originally conceived the Deltora Quest series as a quest featuring a continuing storyline told over several books and she purposely modelled the structure of the series on the narrative structure of video games after seeing how much her own children loved them. The books are classic fantasy adventure novels with sword fights, magical amulets, mionsters and of course each book is filled with maps and diagrams of Deltora and its inhabitants much like the Lord of the Rings.
The series has been praised for its use of riddles and codes, fast pace and epic setting and has won numerous awards including the 2003 YABBA award (VIC children's choice), the 2002 KOALA award (NSW children's choice), the 2002 Aurealis Awards: Peter McNamara Convenors' Award and the 2002 WA Young Reader's Book Awards: Most Popular Book.It was also voted as 30th best Australian Book in a nationwide poll.