Friday, 10 January 2014

The Copernicus Legacy #1 The Forbidden Stone

Presenting The Copernicus Legacy #1 The Forbidden Stone by Tony Abbott.

Here is the summary of the book:

Rick Riordan meets Dan Brown in this exhilarating and adventurous new tween series from beloved and bestselling author Tony Abbott.

The Copernicus Legacy has everything middle-grade readers love-an international adventure, a compelling friendship story, and a mission that draws on history and astronomy. Readers who loved Percy Jackson will be eager to follow our heroes on this six-book, six-novella journey and excited to enter a sweepstakes to participate in a real-life scavenger hunt hosted by Tony Abbott that lets the reader become part of the story.

It all began when four friends-Wade, Lily, Darrel, and Becca-received a strange, coded email from Wade's uncle Henry shortly before the old man's sudden death. They set off for Germany to attend the funeral with Wade's father, Roald, and discover that Uncle Henry left them yet another baffling message that they suspect is the key to figuring out how and why he died.

The message leads to a clue, and the more clues they discover, the farther they travel down a treacherous path toward an ancient, guarded secret. Soon they are in a breathless race across the globe, running for their lives as a dangerous shadow organization chases them around every corner. Their only hope of saving themselves-and the world that they know-is to find twelve magical relics from a hidden past that will unlock the Copernicus Legacy.

A conjugation of Dan Brown and Rick Riordan? Totally. I got this from edelweiss and I must tell you, you just won't be able to keep it down at all..... This is a smart read..... I love a smart read..... do you love a smart read. That gives you the perfect balance between real and fiction, forces you to study the facts yet still keep it action-packed and adventurous? Well you should definitely get down to reading this book.

Astronomy form the core of the series. As such it is named The Copernicus Legacy after Nicholaus Copernicus, who was famous for establishing that it in fact the Earth that moves around the sun and not the other way around.This is one globe trotting action you don't wanna miss out as the author Tony Abbott masterfully combines history, astronomy and science (yes there are the formulas and the scientific instruments to keep us on our toes) as four unlikely teenagers and one adult, unwittingly get drawn into centuries old cults and Orders and a race around the globe to keep the bad guys from getting the artifacts.

Wade and Darrel. Step brothers. But I loved their dynamics.Wade is the science geek, loves maths and particularly astronomy. Darrel on the other hand only dreams of sleep, food and music. Lily is the tech geek and rather resourceful with her Ipad and Becca loves to study anything she can get her hands on. All 4 may be as different as day and night but when they pool their resources together, well they have the makings of an efficient team. And Wade and Darrel's father Dr. Kaplan is the key to this chase.

MAN WHAT AN ADVENTURE..... Clues.... Clues everywhere, of chases, of riddles, around the globe, to protect a centuries old guarded secret and keep it from the treacherous hands of the bad guys. The Forbidden Stone lays down a solid foundation for this brand new and fresh series packed with breadth taking action and pencil sketched illustrations.... What I am trying to say is - I loved this book and I will definitely come back for more!

"Tony Abbott's Ode to Copernicus - A globe trotting, action-packed, thrilling and an unputdownable ride, he better come up with the next one soon" 
Genre :      Middle Grade, Fantasy, Adventure, Sci-fi

Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers

Release Date: 7th January, 2014

My Copy: publisher and edelweiss

Rate:              5/5 (It was Amazing)

Buy:           Amazon | Book Depository 


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