Book read: The Crystal Skull by Manda Scott

April 20, 2009 at 12:22 am Leave a comment

An adventure that takes you through time – from the middle ages, further back and to the present day. The Crystal Skull, the blue heart-stone cut from a single sapphire, links it’s keepers through lineage for one purpose, that is to place it in it’s earth home at an appointed time, to save the world. One of thirteen skulls waiting around the world, it completes the line to call forth the Ourobouros, a mythical creature that will save the world and lead it to salvation.

The skull’s keepers are blessed with full lives and cursed by violent deaths. This is a puzzle created by the previous keeper for the last keeper who must fulfil the prophecy. There are those who want the stone for power. It must be hidden from them until the end time. The Mayans have predicted that time as 21 December 2012.

Safe and calcite-crusted in the cathedral of the earth for over four hundred years, the skull has been found by Stella Cody and Kit O’Connor. They must discover why it was hidden and break the code that shows it’s final destination, but they have only a few weeks before the window passes and the stone’s song dies. There is villainy afoot even as they get help from fellow academics who all have an interest in the crystal skull.

This is a fast, entertaining read.  The story starts quickly then rips through with great writing and a rocketing adventure.

Manda Scott is the UK writer of the famed Boudica series.  The Crystal Skull is published by Random House (UK)(US).

For added fun, www.thecrystalskull.co.uk lets you continue the adventure.

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