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The Crystal Skull


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Scott (Hen's Teeth; Boudica) has already achieved success as a suspense and Celtic historical/fantasy author. With this new work, she makes her mark with an apocalyptic thriller. The end is nigh, dated specifically, 12/21/12. Dr. Stella Cody and her new husband have a chance of stopping Armageddon but first they must find the titular crystal skull, decode Elizabethan ciphers, escape assassination attempts, determine whom they can trust, and engage in some metaphysical/New Age shenanigans. If Stella and Co. can manage all of that, the date of the Mayan prophecy will come and go without incident. Set against the backdrop of fictitious Bede's College in England, the novel moves between the present and the life of Bede's benefactor Cedric Owen in the 1500s. The guiding force behind Owen's life-from an early encounter with Nostradamus to his years in New Spain to his death in England-is his guardianship of the carved sapphire skull. Scott's extensive research, her composite histories, her inclusion of real archaeological sites, and the actual existence of crystal skulls make for a compelling adventure novel. Recommended for most popular fiction collections.-Laura A.B. Cifelli, Ft. Myers-Lee Cty. P.L., FL Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Edgar nominee Scott (No Good Deed) mixes adventure, supernatural phenomena and cryptography to create a fast-paced supernatural thriller. Mayan apocalyptic astronomical documents chillingly predict that the world will end on December 21, 2012, unless 13 crystal skulls are reunited. Cedric Owen, a 16th-century scholar and physician whose family has safeguarded one of the skulls from time unknown, struggles to unlock the jewel's secrets and arrange for its safety. Nearly five centuries later, newlyweds Stella Cody and Kit O'Connor unlock Owen's cipher and track the skull to its hiding place, only to find themselves caught up in a global struggle between the keepers of the skulls and those who are determined to destroy them and bring about the end of the world. Stella and Kit's race to prevent the apocalypse turns into a life-threatening, heart-pounding battle between good and evil. (Apr.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

"One of the boldest recent adventures in historical fiction."-Independent "A nail-biting tour de force." --"Guardian ""Original, imaginative, scary, rooted in the past but as current as tomorrow's nightmare." --Lee Child

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