The Secret Prophecy

by Herbie Brennan

On Sale: 10/30/2012

The Secret Prophecy

by Herbie Brennan

On Sale: 10/30/2012

Format: Best Books of the Month

About the Book

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Faerie Wars Chronicles, Herbie Brennan, comes this heart-pounding middle-grade adventure—think The Da Vinci Code for tweens. Reminiscent of the Percy Jackson and Artemis Fowl series, this edge-of-your-seat thriller involves an ancient curse, a murder, and a conspiracy by a secret society.

When Edward Michael “Em” Goverton uncovers the key to a five-hundred-year-old deadly prediction by the prophet Nostradamus, personal tragedy morphs into international crisis. Soon Em finds himself enmeshed in a sinister web of shocking events where nothing is quite as it seems. But the ominous forces behind the plot are not about to sit back and let their plans be ruined, and soon their net begins to close in on Em.

It’s a race against the clock for Em and his friends to prevent a catastrophe that threatens the lives of an entire generation.

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Critical Praise

“Brennan has written a masterpiece thriller of intrigue, suspense, and mystery-a well written novel that readers will not want to put down. Any person who enjoys getting lost within the pages of a book will want to pick up this one. ” - Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (starred review)

“Intrigue complete with international travel, deadly epidemics, and large-scale conspiracies. Brennan serves up a fun read with guy appeal, a Dan Brown-like thriller … Recommended for those who love an adventurous tale.” - School Library Journal

“Conspiracies abound in this tension-filled series starter from a master of many genres …. This well-constructed thriller will appeal to all fans of suspense.” - Kirkus Reviews

Praise for THE DOOMSDAY BOX: “Well populated with interesting characters, this story is nicely paced and told, a solid sequel that indicates there is room for more.” - Kirkus Reviews

Praise for THE DOOMSDAY BOX: “Readers who enjoy their action/adventure laced with weird science and real politics will enjoy this fast-paced, exciting second in the series.” - Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Praise for THE DOOMSDAY BOX: “This book has something for every reader: suspense, history, time travel, adventure, and a little romance and humor.” - Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062071804
  • ISBN 10: 0062071807
  • Imprint: Balzer + Bray
  • On Sale: 10/30/2012
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price:21.00 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic

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