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Treasure Box (Novel)

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Treasure Box
Treasure Box Paperback Cover, written by Orson Scott Card
Treasure Box Paperback Cover, written by Orson Scott Card
Author(s) Orson Scott Card
Publisher HarperCollins
Publication date January 25, 2005
Media type Paperback
Length 384 Pages
ISBN 978-0060176549 (Hardcover)
978-0061093982 (Paperback)

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Treasure Box is a novel written by Orson Scott Card. In this work the character Madeleine is a Succubus.


  • Title: Treasure Box
  • Author: Orson Scott Card
  • Published By: HarperCollins
  • Length: 384 Pages
  • Format: Paperback, Hardcover & eBook
  • ASIN: B00BHEJ4FK (eBook)
  • ISBN-10: 006109398X (Paperback)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061093982 (Paperback)
  • ISBN-10: 0060176547 (Hardcover)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060176549 (Hardcover)
  • Publishing Date: January 25, 2005

Plot Summary

When naive computer-nerd and millionaire Quentin Fears meets the woman of his dreams at a posh Washington, D.C., party and then marries her, he thinks his life is complete.

But in this low-key horror novel, appearances can't be trusted and people aren't always in control of their actions. Although Madeleine seems quite sophisticated, there are deficits in her memory and her background is vague. She claims a large, well-to-do family but invites no relatives to the wedding.

When Quentin finally meets his in-laws at their palatial Upstate New York mansion, they strike him as eccentric, almost as cartoons of real people. The domineering grandmother, whom Madeleine hates, sits in a trance, eyes closed, refusing to speak. There are hints of past child abuse and of the possibility that a young boy may have been murdered. Why do so many of Madeleine's relatives have names identical to those buried in the family cemetery? And why doesn't Madeleine leave any footprints in the snow?

The plot details a middle-aged man, Quentin Fears (pronounced "fierce"), who marries a woman who turns out to be a succubus. The story unfolds as Quentin tries to stop her and the witch who controls her from unleashing a great evil upon the world.

Book Review

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