Thirteenth Skull by Rick Yancey
  

Thirteenth Skull

Written by Rick Yancey

13+ readers   eBooks   
Download an extract Add to wishlist Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

This is a rousing non-stop action adventure against the forces of darkness. Alfred is brought face to face with an arch enemy whilst at the same time he questions who he can really trust to help him defeat the enemy. This is the third Alfred Kropp novel. The first, The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp is equally gripping as is Alfred Kropp II: The Seal of Solomon.

Synopsis

Thirteenth Skull by Rick Yancey

There are some things deep within the belly of the earth that should never be disturbed. Which is exactly why Alfred wants to stay at home. When a vision foretells a cataclysmic battle between the 'Sons of Light' and the 'Sons of Darkness', Alfred is called into action.

Whoever finds the fabled 13th skull of Merlin, will have in his hands the power to usher in a new Dark Age and the Apocalypse. And so the race is on to find the skull, which rests at the bottom of an abyss called Krubera - a place so terrifying it nearly drove Alfred's mentor, Op-Nine, insane.

Reviews

Yancey has that compulsive page-turning quality of writers like Crichton and King, as well as just enough seriousness mixed with breathless suspense, intrigue and action to suggest he may become a best-selling author. Deathray 'An action-packed read, with plenty of blood, intrigue and men in suits to please a generation used to the Tom Clancy prefix before their videogames. Perfect kidult movie fodder once a certain boy wizard is out of the limelight.

About the Author

Rick Yancey

Rick is a native Floridian and a graduate of Roosevelt University in Chicago. He earned a B.A. in English which he put to use as a field officer for the Internal Revenue Service. Inspired and encouraged by his wife, he decided his degree might also be useful in writing books and in 2004 he began writing full-time.

Since then he has launched two critically acclaimed series: The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, for young readers, and The Highly Effective Detective, for adults. Both books are set in Knoxville, Tennessee, where Rick lived for ten years before returning to Florida.

Rick lives with his wife, Sandy, his three sons, two dogs and one lizard.

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Author

Rick Yancey
More books by Rick Yancey

Author's Website

www.rickyancey.com/

Author's Facebook Latest

Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Publication date

1st September 2008

ISBN

9780747595533

Categories


A great way to introduce kids to great books, authors & genres. Parents can find age-appropriate books to share with their children.

Judi Davies – Aberdare Girls Sch

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

This company is amazing; not only is it is a great opportunity to get books and review them but everyone is so friendly and supportive!

Jemma Rubens, age 10

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

I love Lovereading because I often never know what to read and this helps you find a good book. I have recommended this to many people.

Shannon-Louise Masters – age 15

It has introduced my children to books we hadn’t come across before. Real children’s reviews gives a great insight into what others think to

Lorraine Woods

You give me age appropriate ideas of books I can read and buy for the children and find out what other children their age think of them too.

Katie Lonsdale

Writing reviews help the children with their literacy skills and we always read the books together which gives us good quality family time!

Cat Bisland (on behalf of the Bi
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools