Author(s): Rick Yancey
Young Adult | No Category
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.
Boy action at its best: funny, nail-biting, page-turning thrills with a character kids will love.Reviewers continue to heap praise on Alfred Kropp.
"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.' SFX magazine
Rick Yancey is the author of two other Alfred Kropp adventures, plus several books for adults. He is also a produced playwright and former theatre critic. He lives in Gainsville, Florida with his wife and three sons.