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A breathtaking and original tale of two young people who find themselves in a mysterious and dangerous world... the book is not merely a high-octane, suspense-filled thriller. There is just enough detail about the varied civilisations within Calypsos to whet the appetite of young readers, and while they wait for the next book in the series, many will feel encouraged to do some further research. THE BOOKBAG A Children's title that parents will find themselves sneaking out of their kid's room for a crafty read...Entertaining, enlightening and with the pace and exoticism of a Jaguar; we couldn't peel our eyes away from page after page... the only disappointment came when we realised we'd reached then end. Rollins may be a good thriller writer, but he is a magnificent children's author. THE TRUTH ABOUT BOOKS James Rollins is a brilliant author who is blessed with the talent of being able to entertain readers of all ages. Very few books appeal to everybody, but this amazing plotline is a definite exception! People will practically have their eyes glued to each page of it as the plot quickly unfolds before them. -- Amy Naylor, age 14 I would recommend this book for children aged 10+. It's a great storyline with twists and turns on every page, a real thriller. I would also recommend this book to fantasy lovers, and fans of historical fiction... I loved this book and hopefully others will too. -- Reuben, age 11 CHICKLISH --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
James Rollins is theNew York Timesbestselling author of international thrillers that have been translated into more than forty languages. His Sigma series has been lauded as one of the "top crowd pleasers" (New York Times) and "hottest summer reads" (Peoplemagazine). In each novel, acclaimed for its originality, Rollins unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets-and he does it all at breakneck speed and with stunning insight.