Shop at The Scholastic Store for the best books for children, educational resources for kids, crafts for kids, teachings resources and more. All purchases earn. The Forests of Silence has ratings and reviews. Ahmad said: The Forests Of Silence (Deltora Quest, #1), Emily RoddaThe Forests of Silence was. All that stands against him is the magic Belt of Deltora with its seven s. map to guide them, two unlikely companions set out on a dangerous quest. land of the Shadow Lord, they struggle toward their first goal–the sinister Forests of Silence.

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He also mentioned that Sharn was with child, and that she would give birth at summer’s end. Jasmine says that when she was seven years old, she was fetching water at the stream when she heard the Grey Guards approaching the home she shared with torest parents.

The Shadow Lord invades the country and a generation passes before the son of the king’s best friend can take up the quest to find these lost gems.

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Pretty rich soil for a deep back story, which turns out to be a teaser, because it is discarded when he is defeated. Good enjoyable kids book that I still find myself turning to.

As the Lilies fade, Jasmine takes the last of the nectar into a jar, so that she might use it on future injuries. Is there anything similar to this in adult fiction? They bond with the girl silehce little bit, though they both think she’s a bit touched in the head she keeps referring to how she has conversations with the trees and woodland animalsthen continue on their quest.

Lief’s parents give him a sword forged by his father, in addition to a cloak crafted by his mother. The evil Shadow Lord is plotting to invade Deltora and enslave its people.

Gorl is a step better, and if you’re paying attention you’ll notice he already deviates heavily from what one might predict. This was a quick and fun reread.

Fear, violence, chaos and confusion are ubiquitous, and there are signs that Deltora has never known normality, even during its times of peace. Agents of the Shadow Lord, loath to touch the gems and unable to destroy them, have scattered them across the land and appointed fell guardians to prevent their retrieval.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It’s available at many bookstores and libraries as a package where the first 4 volumes quext of 8 are collected together.

The Deltora series by Emily Rodda. Want to Read saving…. They heard a triumphant laugh, and looked up to see Prandine gloating at them. Lief willingly accepts the challenge which goes along with this gift. In each book, the travelers must get past a terrible monster pictured on the covers quext retrieve the gem.

The Forest of Silence

He therefore never let the Belt out of his sight. As Gorl loses focus grieving over the death of his brothers, his grip around Lief and Barda weakens and Barda attacks Gorl by piercing Gorl’s neck with his sword, but it goes through the opening in the armour and does nothing. It was the Rule never to venture from the palace, and the Belt of Deltora was to be worn only on the day that the heir to the throne became king or queen.

Oct 11, Harold Ogle rated it liked it Shelves: In the center, they are faced by Gorl, the guardian of the Lilies of Life and the first stone. Read this series as a teenager and now revisiting it as an interlude between more serious books.

This first book in the first series apparently the Deltora line resembles the “Beast Quest” line, in that they are both long series of books broken up into shorter “mini-series” of five or six volumes each has an unusually complicated plot for a children’s bookand protagonists that exhibit a more complicated emotional range than most children’s books they’re angry, confused, and, at times, both resentful and distrustful of each other.

An hour later, she was dead, having fallen down the stairs. I enjoyed the short history listen on the land of Deltora which was included when Jarred found the hidden book in the library, and enjoyed reading about Jarred’s life between his view spoiler [escape from the palace, and his being reunited with his childhood friend – the king hide spoiler ].

It has every extreme you can think of. I can’t believe that Endon didn’t believe Jarred when he came to warn him, but noooooo Prandine had to freakout and call for guards because Wow, very detailed and action packed started to a series. That is, until the teacher yelled at me for not paying attention to the lesson.


The Shadow Lord ruled Deltora for many years and the 7 Gems were gone so Leaf goes looking for them with some guy named Barda. And Jared will try to find his old friend. He sends his son in his stead: View all 6 comments. This first installment is by no means bad — in fact, it has some of my favorite elements of any book in the series, such the opening prologue section, which follows a group of characters from ov generation before the main characters of the series, and details the tragic story of how the king of Deltora, Endon, was manipulated by the Shadow Lord into weakening his own rule until defeat was inevitable, all while his best friend Jarred tried and failed to prevent this — leading to the main story of the series some twenty years later, when Endon and Jarred, now both in hiding, enact a plan to restore peace they had conceived of years prior, though neither is capable of doing it themselves.

This relative complexity of plot and character is typical of YA literature in addition, several of the protagonists are orphans, which, as we know, is instant shorthand for all YA literature everywherebut the speed with which the protagonist is thrust into and accepts the adventure is detora of children’s stories. Lief and Barda find out that Gorl did not come alone to the Forests, but with his two fellow knight brothers, Greddock and Gudden.

The only protection that can keep away this evil king qkest a belt forged with 7 magical gems but when nefarious deeds cause the belt lose it’s power it is destroyed and the gems are spread across the land each protected silece an evil monstrous guardian. There are 8 books in the first series, followed by Dragons of Deltora 4 books and Deltora Shadowlands 3 books. She saw seven Ak-Baba circling the palace.

Realising that he can move, Lief gets up and begins to climb the nearest tree.