Rainer Maria Rilke

"Live a while in these books, learn from them what seems to you worth learning, but above all love them. This love will be repaid you a thousand and a thousand times, and however your life may turn,-it will, I am certain of it, run through the fabric of your growth as one of the most important threads among all the threads of your experiences, disappointments, and joys."--Rainer Maia Rilke

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Raiders of the Lost Ark for a New Generation

Guardians of the Hidden Scepter by Frank L. Cole
(Teen Adventure)

It's so hard to find a good, old-fashioned adventure story anymore.  Most of those stories now rely on techno gadgets, explosions or visits from alien spacecrafts.  But, this book reminded me of those Indiana Jones movies or that book, King Solomon's Mines.  Just good fun, a good mystery and an adventure you can really sink your teeth into.

Amber is an archeology student who loves research, has 3 great friends and dotes on her college professor.  When that professor goes missing, it is up to Amber and her firends to find the professor and solve the mystery of the hidden scepter before its power can be unleashed on the world.  If they manage to succeed, it will be the archeological find of Biblical proportions.

Seriously, doesn't that just sound exciting?

Well, it is!  It rings with mystery and intrigue from the first page.  Plus, it's my favorite kind of mystery-a biblical mystery. Amber has to use the clues left by the professor to track down Noah's lost ark before the bad guys get their first.   I especially liked the uniqueness of the story.  I could definitely see a series here and would be eager to follow along for more stories like this one.

This is a great story for teens or adults who love excitement, chases, research, history and humor.  It's a book for boys or girls, bookworms or kids who love to be outside.  Realy, it's a book everyone can enjoy.  Good, clean fun with an old-fashioned feel.  Indiana Jones would be proud.

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