Reader Reviewed Jake Atlas and the Hunt for the Feathered God by Rob Lloyd Jones

Jake Atlas and the Hunt for the Feathered God

Written by Rob Lloyd Jones

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In a nutshell: page-turning, explosive treasure-hunting adventures

Indiana Jones meets Alex Rider in this excellent series. The Atlases are just like any other family, bickering away, with parents generally on one side against Jake and his teenage sister Pandora. There’s one big difference though: Mr and Mrs Atlas are super-tech treasure hunters, tomb robbers with a conscience if you like, and after years keeping this a secret, they’ve reluctantly recruited their children to join the family firm. This episode pits the Atlases against the mysterious People of the Snake again, and the ruthless Snake Lady, and takes them to South America for adventures in ancient Aztec ruins. It’s a treat for anyone who likes their reading fast-paced and their gadgets hi-tech, and there’s humour too – Jake’s voice is spot on – while Lloyd Jones slips in lots of accurate and fascinating historical detail. ~ Andrea Reece

Reader Reviews

Also some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel members were lucky enough to read and review this title.  Click here to read their full reviews.

  • Daniel Bisland age 10 - 'We loved this book so much that we sent our mum out to buy the first book in the series. Please write another book in this series!'
  • George Daniels, age 9 - 'Jake Atlas is madcap, reckless and daring. His adventures will keep you on the edge of your seat.'
  • Ayden-Leigh Wells, age 10 - Wellington Primary Academy - 'I stayed up until 3am to finish it! A jungle adventure for Jake and his sister - many challenges come their way!'
  • Ethan Watkin, age 10 - 'Jake Atlas and the Hunt for the Feathered God is a great book that had me hooked from the start and makes me want to read the others in the series.'
  • Jessica Cobbin, age 11 - 'I really enjoyed this book because it was funny, exciting and action-packed.'
  • Prisha Yadav, age 8 - 'Fantastic fiction book with lot of adventures while Jack and Pan try to become treasure hunters using future technologies and fight against people of the snake to save ancient history.'
  • Jude, age 10 - 'Are they going to get the tablet or will Snake Lady kill their friend?  Read this page-turner of a book to find out...It grabs you by the throat and makes you want more!'
  • Grant, age 10 - 'This is an adventure book about treasure-hunters.  It is a gripping, easy read that can be enjoyed by all nine to fourteen-year-olds.'
  • Katie, age 11 - 'An action-packed, mind-grabbing book that lured me in.  Some people, e.g. the snake lady, are malicious and malevolent whereas others are considerate. Don't mess with the Atlas family!'
  • Diya Budhdeo, age 8 - 'A great adventure. Non-stop fun. Couldn't put the book down.'
  • Emily Lonsdale, age 12 ½ - 'It is a good introduction to adventure for younger readers , but don't let that put older readers of as , at aged 12 and a half , I still found this book massively entertaining and highly addictive.'
  • Rob Anderson, age 8 - 'An exciting adventure book.'

Some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review the first in this series, Jake Atlas and the Tomb of the Emerald Snake. Find a taster of their reviews below or click here to read their full reviews.

  • Edward Bailey, age 12 - 'Amazing! Give a second installment now! It will drive you crazy with love of this book. BUY NOW!!!!!'   
  • Rose Roberts, age 13 - 'Jake Atlas is an incredible, fast-paced book. It has plenty of twists and turns. Jake and his sister Pan follow clues, go on adventures, and use gadgets to find an ancient tomb in Egypt. Loved it.'
  • Alex Nicholson, age 10 - 'I would recommend this excellent adventure novel to anyone who is fascinated by The Ancient Egyptians and loves a good adventure story.'
  • William Longlands, age 13 - '10/10! A well written, action-packed adventure book.'
  • Jack Smith, age 11 - 'There are many twists and turns but if you want to know what happens, read the book to find out!!!'
  • Alex, age 10 - 'This daring adventure has  brought my imagination alive. I really enjoyed reading this book and I can't wait to read more of Jake's adventures!'
  • Kai Bryan, age 10 -I really enjoyed this book and it also taught me a lot about ancient Egypt.    I would most definitely recommend it to others who enjoy a good adventure story.'
  • Sue Wilsher - 'Talk about a page turner! This book is action-packed, fast and furious...! Gripping plot, strong characters- the good, the bad and those we are not sure of- and plenty of humour combine to make this a satisfying and engaging read.'
  • Harvinder Dhesi, age 10 - 'This is a thrilling and witty mystery and I can't wait for a sequel!'

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Jake Atlas and the Hunt for the Feathered God by Rob Lloyd Jones

Jake Atlas and his family are on the run, hunted by international police while chasing the mysterious People of the Snake to stop them from hiding the secret history of humankind. But when the family's friend, Sami, is poisoned, the People of the Snake force the Atlases to work for them in exchange for a cure. Their mission: to locate a legendary lost city and the tomb of the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl in the jungles of Honduras - home to bandits, big cats, tarantulas and crocodiles. But the family's greatest enemy is themselves, as their squabbles threaten to get them into even deeper trouble.In order to reach the tomb, the family must survive ancient traps, jump out of a crashing plane, escape a jaguar's lair, climb a cliff of skulls, jump over a huge waterfall and escape from a trap of swinging blades!

A brilliant heart-thumping sequel to the increasingly popular Jake Atlas and the Tomb of the Emerald Snake, this is another high-octane adventure, full of laughs and high-tech gadgets, from an award-winning author.


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About the Author

Rob Lloyd Jones

Rob Lloyd Jones never wanted to be a writer when he grew up. He wanted to be a fireman. Or a polar explorer. Or a deep-sea diver. And sometimes a pirate too. But, when it came down to it, he didn’t much like fire, or ice, or sharks, or even swords. So he decided to write about them instead. Since then, he’s written several books on subjects ranging from animals at war to the history of Islam. He loves it. But he still dreams about being a fireman.

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Book Info


352 pages
Interest Age: From 9 to 12 years


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

1st March 2018




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