Why is deuxieme not accepted?
Both "second" and "deuxième" are accepted.
you could read this in present or past tense in English so shouldn't both be accepted?
Both tenses are accepted.
Why is 'second' before livre?
Ordinal adjectives (first, second, etc.) come before the noun, just like cardinal numbers (one, two, etc). :-)
why can't deuxieme be used for second
It is accepted.