Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Secret Prophecy by Herbie Brennan

 Imagine your father has been found dead. Strange men armed with guns show up at his funeral. And those same men have begun to follow you. Now you're on the run.
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. Aided by Victor, a mysterious stranger, and Charlotte, a family friend, Em follows a trail of cryptic clues that leads the trio into a conspiracy of world-shattering proportions.
But the ominous forces behind the plot are not about to sit back and let their plans be ruined. Soon their net begins to close in on Em, and it's a race against the clock for the trio to finish what Em's father started--and prevent a catastrophe that threatens the lives of an entire generation. Bestselling author Herbie Brennan has crafted an edge-of-your-seat thriller that grabs readers by the throat and won't let them go until they've reached the very last page.

Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Number of Pages: 368
Type: Hardcover

Reviewed by Lily, age 12
The Secret Prophecy is a great book and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.  The is the first book I have read by Mr. Brennan and I am excited to read more of his books. The Secret Prophecy is full of twists and turns; it is an exciting, funny and thrilling page-turner from beginning to end.  The main character, Edward "Em" Goverton is grieving the loss of his father and being chased by men with guns. Em uncovers a key to a 500 year old deadly prediction by the prophet Nostradamus and soon Em is involved in an international crisis.  I loved the cryptic clues that the reader needs to help solve the mystery.  I highly recommend this book for boys and girls  ages 8 or 9 and up.
Thank you to Balzer+Bray Publishers for introducing me to this wonderful author and book!

This book is on shelves now!

Happy reading!
Lily, age 12

1 comment:

  1. I'm happy to hear you liked this book, Lily! It definitely sounds very adventurous and funny. I'll have to keep my eye out for it the next time I'm at a bookstore. :)


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