Saturday, December 15, 2012

The secret prophecy by Herbie Brennan
364 pgs.
Target audience: Ages 8-12
Rating: Wizard

Edward Michael “Em” Goverton wakes up one morning to find his dad, a university professor, dead. Since his father was recovering from a bout with the flu, this came as total surprise. Things get even weirder when strange men in black suits carrying guns show up at the funeral and then start to follow Em. So he starts digging into his dad’s research on a new biography of Nostradamus. It seems his dad discovered a secret prophecy, one which a mysterious group called the Knights of Themis want their hands on at any cost. Soon Em finds himself enmeshed in a dangerous web of predictions, mystery, and betrayal. He must race against the clock to prevent a catastrophic plot, but whom can he trust? This is sure to please readers hungry for fast paced thriller mysteries. There are codes to break, prophecies to interpret and plenty of twists and turns. Think “Da Vinci Code” for kids. Brennan, author of the popular “Faerie Wars” books, brings us the first installmnt in an exciting new conspiracy series. (This book provided for review by Children's Lit -

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