The Copernicus Legacy: The Forbidden Stone

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The Copernicus Legacy: The Forbidden Stone

by Tony Abbott

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | January 6, 2014 | Hardcover

The Copernicus Legacy: The Forbidden Stone is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.

A secret past can destroy the future

It all begins when Wade Kaplan receives a strange, coded email from his uncle Henry, shortly before the old man''s sudden and suspicious death. He sets off for Germany to attend the funeral with his father, Roald, and his three friends Darrell, Lily, and Becca, only to discover that Uncle Henry left them yet another baffling message that they suspect is the key to figuring out how and why he died.

The message leads to a clue, which sends them to a dark and creepy family tomb. The more clues they discover, the farther they travel down a treacherous path toward an ancient, guarded secret. Soon, they are in a breathless race across the globe, running for their lives as a ruthless shadow organization chases them around every corner. Their only hope of saving themselves-and the world that they know-is to find twelve magical relics from a hidden past that will unlock the Copernicus Legacy.

The Forbidden Stone is the beginning of Tony Abbott''s epic new series, a thrilling adventure packed with puzzles, intrigue, and action.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 432 pages, 8.13 × 5.88 × 1.34 in

Published: January 6, 2014

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 006219447X

ISBN - 13: 9780062194473

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Start to a Promising Series! The Forbidden Stone is about four friends who unwittingly find themselves in a heart-pounding treasure hunt. Wade and Darrell are stepbrothers who, along with Wade?s dad (Roald), cousin (Lily), and her friend (Becca), travel to Germany for the funeral of Wade?s honorary uncle (Henry). Not-really-uncle Uncle Henry was Roald?s erstwhile professor and benefactor of Wade?s most cherished possession?a 17th-century star chart. Sound like a run-of-the-mill story? Well, Abbott keeps you on your toes, starting from the very first chapter. Check out these plot peeks: 1. Uncle Henry sends Roald a coded message the day he dies. 2. The only way to decode the message is to check Wade?s star chart, which Uncle Henry sent him for his seventh birthday. 3. A building collapses in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and an oil tanker sinks in the Mediterranean all around the same time as Uncle Henry?s coded message. 4. When they get to the funeral in Germany, strange people are watching their every move. Not since the multi-author, multi-platform, multi-series 39 Clues saga have I been as excited to start another adventure series like this ? and that?s saying a lot, considering the 39 Clues books and authors are world renowned and beloved. Pick up The Forbidden Stone and mark on your calendars the release dates of the rest of the books. (The first novella, Wade and the Scorpion?s Claw, released this summer, and the second book, The Serpent?s Curse, came out just a couple of weeks ago!) Join Wade, Darrell, Lily, and Becca for the adventure of a lifetime and discover more about the Copernicus Legacy.
Date published: 2014-10-14

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The Copernicus Legacy: The Forbidden Stone

by Tony Abbott

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 432 pages, 8.13 × 5.88 × 1.34 in

Published: January 6, 2014

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 006219447X

ISBN - 13: 9780062194473

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A secret past can destroy the future

It all begins when Wade Kaplan receives a strange, coded email from his uncle Henry, shortly before the old man''s sudden and suspicious death. He sets off for Germany to attend the funeral with his father, Roald, and his three friends Darrell, Lily, and Becca, only to discover that Uncle Henry left them yet another baffling message that they suspect is the key to figuring out how and why he died.

The message leads to a clue, which sends them to a dark and creepy family tomb. The more clues they discover, the farther they travel down a treacherous path toward an ancient, guarded secret. Soon, they are in a breathless race across the globe, running for their lives as a ruthless shadow organization chases them around every corner. Their only hope of saving themselves-and the world that they know-is to find twelve magical relics from a hidden past that will unlock the Copernicus Legacy.

The Forbidden Stone is the beginning of Tony Abbott''s epic new series, a thrilling adventure packed with puzzles, intrigue, and action.

About the Author

Tony Abbott was born in Cleveland, Ohio on January 7, 1952. He attended the University of Connecticut, majoring first in music, then psychology, and finally English. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in English literature. After that, he traveled to Europe before returning home and finding work in a variety of bookstores, a library and at an Internet book and magazine publisher. His first published book, Danger Guys, was written while taking a writing class with children's author, Patricia Reilly Giff. Since then, he's written over 75 books for children ages 6 to 12, including The Secrets of Droon series, The Haunting of Derek Stone series, and The Time Surfers series. Firegirl won the Golden Kite Award for Fiction in 2007 and The Postcard won the Edgar Award for the Best Juvenile Mystery novel in 2009.

Editorial Reviews

"Tony Abbott is such an amazing storyteller, Copernicus should''ve named a star after him.With codes to crack, clues to unravel, andbad guys to outrun, this is one thrilling, smart, and fun read!I can''t wait for the next chapter is this stellar new series." (Chris Grabenstein, New York Times bestselling author)
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