Fans of both Percy Jackson and Indiana Jones will be captivated by the lost civilizations, ancient secrets, and buried treasure found in the third book of the Ashtown Burials series, an action-packed adventure by N. D. Wilson, the author of Leepike Ridge and the 100 Cupboards trilogy.
Cyrus and Antigone Smith have thwarted Dr. Phoenix's plans-for the moment. And they've uncovered a new threat from the transmortals and managed to escape with their lives. Their next adventure will take them deep into the caves below Ashtown, where they will look for help from those imprisoned in one of Ashtown's oldest tombs.
©2013 N. D. Wilson (P)2013 Random House
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"Great, but could use more tests for son-singing"
I love ND Wilson's work --especially his reverence for family. I love that belief in the redemption of mankind and the presence of a benevolent Creator Is the warp of his tales. In this series he makes great use of his knowledge of history and mythology to create a vivid and intriguing cast of characters.
My only gripe is that the action is relentless. He has created such a rich world, but we are rarely allowed to bask in its riches. There are so many actions sequences! And the characters take a lot of physical punishment-- more than seems reasonable. I realize that the target audience is tween-aged boys. But I would have loved to have heard more backstories!
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