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From the Publisher:
Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents a second earth-shattering adventure based on Mesopotamian mythology by Sarwat Chadda, author of City of the Plague God.
*"Chadda excels in this action-packed adventure, peppered with scenes examining Western theft of cultural artifacts, xenophobia, and Islamophobia and grounded in emotional depth and tenderness for humanity. An epic tale that contains multitudes."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
While on vacation in London, Sikander Aziz gets his hands on the mythic tablet of destinies. Naturally Sik uses it to get his brother Mo back among the living. His wish is granted, but at a terrible cost. Sik’s troubles multiply a billionfold when the tablet is stolen by the elder god of insanity, Lugal, who brings back Tiamat, the great chaos dragon and mother of all monsters.
Nothing less than the fate of the world is at stake when a Muslim boy takes on the ancient gods of Mesopotamia in this action thriller by a master storyteller.
I loved this second volume. Although it is the second installment for the earth-shattering adventure based on Mesopotamian mythology by Sarwat Chadda, author of the City of the Plague God it can be read as a standalone (like the first one) and you still get emotionally attached to all the characters and their goals even if you haven't read book one.
The author is great at establishing the relationships at the start, quickly introducing us to all their personalities and each chapter progresses quickly and well into a new action/adventure and problem to solve this time in London.
I love the books in the Rick Riordan series and the different adventures and authors, but this one will be one of my favorites for a while. If you never read these books this one will make you want to collect them all.
I love the 007 kinda adventure at the start, the fast action and fighting the bad guys, the different locations lots of legendary creatures, gods, demons, a treasure hunt, hard choices, and sacrifices, it has it all. This time a tablet of destinies sets in motion some changes that can be good at first but may bring catastrophic consequences. The main character has an amazing ability, but is still vulnerable and has doubts. I love the demon character a lot. Very pleased with this second volume.
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