The Game of Triumphs

The Game of Triumphs

eBook - 2011
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"Tarot comes alive in this cleverly conceived thriller that delivers action, humor, and mystery in spades." -- The Bulletin

At an exclusive Soho party one rainy night, Cat stumbles into an ancient and dangerous game of fortune. A mysterious quartet of game masters deal out challenges--moves that unfold in the Arcanum, a dream-scape version of our world. Success can earn players fame, fortune, inspiration. Failure can be deadly.

At first Cat is skeptical, but undeniably curious. And when a journey into the Arcanum reveals a shocking glimpse of her family's past, Cat begins to understand what drives people to play. Sometimes it's greed or longing--other times desperation. She must know more.

Right now, the game masters hold all the cards. But Cat finds others like herself on the fringes of the game. And together an unlikely group of chancers hope to change the rules in their favor.

In the Game of Triumphs, the risks are high, but the rewards may just be worth dying for. . . .

From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: [New York] : Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2011.
ISBN: 9780375897740
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 electronic text.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Feb 26, 2013

When Cat stumbles upon the Game Masters of Arcanum, she initially passes them off as nonsensical. But when she discovers that their Game of Triumphs is real, she seizes the opportunity to risk it all to claim one of the Game?s momentous prizes?justice for her parents? murder.

KileyP Aug 02, 2012

This was ok - there is a sequel, which I think will make or break the series for me. The potential of the game was fantastic - a real life RPG based on Tarot, that seemed well developed and intriguing. But the writing and (lack of action) and characters all fell flat for me. It could be great - maybe it was just a really long prologue to the sequel Master of Misrule. Or maybe Laura Powell just put so much into developing the game itself, that she just rushed through her plot line. Which is what drives me nuts. The plot wasn't bad at all - it just was not delivered in a way that made me excited, or had me on edge with anticipation. It was just...happening. Could be good. Wasn't fantastic. We shall see.

Jul 23, 2012

This was really quite interesting and once you understand the Game and the cards and stuff, quite an adventure.

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