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The Ivory Lyre Paperback – October, 1988


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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Trophy Pr; First Edition edition (October 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0064470407
  • ISBN-13: 978-0064470407
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 4.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,957,667 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

In this second volume of the Dragonbards Trilogy, Tebriel must use his skills to fight the evil that is conquering his world. Dacia is the only country thathas not succumbed to the mind enslavement perpetrated by the "unliving." They are, however, using Dacia as their headquarters. Why hasn't Dacia fallen? Tebriel must use his wits and courage, as well as his magic, to find the answer, which lies in the ivory lyre. This well-crafted fantasy has a depth and scope reminiscent of Tolkien. Like Bilbo, Tebriel has a small but important part to play in a larger war. The first chapter recaps the important events in Nightpool, the earlier book, so that this volume stands on its own. Ages 12-up.
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From School Library Journal

Grade 6-9 Murphy continues the story of the dragonbards' struggle against the dark forces invading the world of Tirror, which she began in Nightpool (Harper, 1985). Prince Tebriel enters the Kingdom of Dacia disguised as a merchant, offering as his wares the four singing dragons who have transformed themselves into war-horses. His purpose is to contact the Resistance army and to search for other bards, including his lost sister, Camery. In this second volume of the trilogy, the plot is more straightforward and focused. The appearance of more human characters adds interest (those in Nightpool were mainly talking animals). In fact, the introduction of some strong female characters threatens to steal attention from Tebriel, the hero of the story. The shadowy personalities of the dark invaders are slightly more developed here. The conventions Murphy uses in creating her fantasy world are not new, but her plot commands attention; the device of turning the dragons into horses is particularly effective. Although clearly part of a series, the story can stand on its own. Ruth S. Vose, San Francisco Public Library
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Shirley Murphy grew up in southern California, riding and showing the horses her father trained. She attended the San Francisco Art institute, and later worked as an interior designer while her husband attended USC. "When Pat finished school, I promptly quit my job and began to exhibit paintings and welded metal sculpture in the West Coast juried shows." Her work could also be seen in many traveling shows in the western States and Mexico. "When we moved to Panama for a four-year tour in his position with the U. S . Courts, I put away the paints and welding torches, and began to write." After leaving Panama, they lived in Oregon, Atlanta, and northern Georgia before returning home to California when Pat retired as Chief U.S. Probation Officer for the Northern District of Georgia.

Murphy's eighteen Joe Grey mysteries were preceded by the popular "The Catswold Portal" and, earlier, some fourteen children's books and several young adult fantasies that are now available as ebooks. Among her awards are five Council of Authors and Journalists awards, plus eleven awards for best novel of the year for the Joe Grey books from the national Cat Writers Association. She and her husband Pat J. J. Murphy recently collaborated on "The Cat, the Devil and Lee Fontana," a new feline adventure that ties into the Joe Grey series.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 13, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This is a wonderful book. Although the first and third books (Nightpool and Dragonbards)are also excellent, I think this is the best by far. It's about a young dethroned prince (Tebriel) who has discovered he has the power to contact dragons and help free the captive world from the tyrrany of the Unmen. It is a terrific book for young and old alike. I would recommend it to anyone who loves fanasty or a good adventure. I hope that soon this trilogy will be rereleased.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 4, 1998
Format: Library Binding
I love the entire Dragonbards trilogy, but this one has to be my favorite volume of the three. I have no idea how many times I've read it - the librarians look at me and say, "You're checking it out again?" My major complaint is that the whole series is out of print - someone, please reprint these so that I can get my own copies and share them with my friends!
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A Kid's Review on May 13, 2001
Format: Library Binding
I love to read and i am always looking for more. The Ivory Lyre, the second of a captivating series, was just the thing i was looking for. The book is about a prince fighting for his kingdom, a league of dragons, and freedom. The thing about books is that you pretty much always know what will happen. You always know that the person has to win, and you know the ending will be happy. That's what it was like for this book. I knew what would happen afterwards in the third book, but i only knew the last chapter. Murphy puts such a twist in the story that you have to continue reading it, and it's hard to put the book down. Still, now, i am looking for another book to read; something that will catch my interest just as this book (and her others) did.
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Bought all three in series. Hubby finished I haven't yet. He said they were OK. Nothing to write home to Mom about. Not as great as her classic where the cats come from...what a beauty. Read most if not all the Joe Grey books however last couple of those have been pretty much been there done that formula feeling. Back to this book it definitely feels good for preteens through young adults and some of us older folks who cross over to the younger books at times. Fantasy lives ! Looking forward to reading the other one. Oh I have started the series just not completed yet. In case you wonder.
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By Cluck on August 11, 2011
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I found myself bored because of the simplty of the book, but then again I am an adult and the books I read cast web after web of detail.

If I was to read this as I child I believe I would find it to be truly enjoyable.
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