Friday, November 29, 2013

The Copernicus Legacy: The Forbidden Stone by Tony Abbott

Uncle Henry sends a strange, encoded message to Wade's Dad which has Wade and his three friends curious.  That curiosity turns to horror when they go to visit Uncle Henry and find out he's died recently... 

Katherine Tegen Books and Edelweiss let me download an ebook of this story for review (thank you).  It will be published January 7th, so add it to your TBR list.

This story reminds me a bit of the Percy Jackson series.  There's international travel, hidden artifacts, thugs after them and a woman who is almost immortal who will do anything to get the prizes before they do.

If your young reader likes intrigue, action, suspense, tension and danger, this is the book for them.  Wade's Dad is traveling with them and almost dies.  The children are challenged beyond usual childhood dangers.  And it has a cliff hanger ending.  The evil woman has lost another battle with them and she intends to use Wade's Mom as a pawn in this game of chess.

I hate cliff hangers but it is an effective technique to get you to read this next book in this series.  I'm sure this will be a popular series with young readers.  And maybe even some of their parents...

Happy reading.  

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