Using his father's watch as a key, Jake intends to return to Calypsos. Instead he's thrust into a strange desert land where he's joined by his friends Marika, Pindor, and Bach'uuk and his sister, Kady. As they try to figure out what to do next, a surprise attack by the beautiful young Princess Nefertiti takes them all captive.
Soon even she is battling the Skull King's minions. For Jake has something the Skull King wants - a prize that will give its owner awesome power, including control of the fearsome Howling Sphinx. In a new pounding adventure, Jake races against time to outfight and outwit Kalverum Rex, knowing that if the Skull King wins, he'll be unstoppable.
Filled with unexpected danger, challenging puzzles, and dazzling action, this is a first-rate, fast-paced thriller - a read only James Rollins could have created!
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2nd great Jake Ransom Book - Where is the Third?
yup - I would. Jake Ransom books are a wonderful tale - based on Jr high and Sr High Kids. They use their brains to over come problems and work together using everyone's strengths to create a great team that actually care for each other and get the Job Done. Refreshing in this day and age. Touch of History, Touch of Science fiction.
Alfred Hitchcock's Three Investigator Series. Group of Kids use their heads to solve mysteries and outwit adult foes at their own game. Great outcomes. Great Mystery.
Jake's Sister sword fighting with the attacking Cactus.
when is the third book coming out? I can't wait.
The second chapter in the Jake Ransom series
yes, if they enjoy YA books, this is a good one.
Similar to the Rick Riordan books and of course the previous Jake Ransom book.
In the lost city at the temple during the climax. The "final" showdown with the villain.
yes, although I enjoyed the first book in the series a bit more. This one does get me anxious to see the third book.
Recommended series and well written.
- Richard S. Swol