The Secret Prophecy by Herbie Brennan

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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.

 

About Herbie Brennan

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Herbie Brennan is the New York Times bestselling author of the Faerie Wars series and the Shadow Project Adventure series. Worldwide, his books have sold in excess of 8.5 million copies. He lives in Ireland. You can visit him online at www.herbiebrennan.com.
 
Published October 30, 2012 by Balzer + Bray. 368 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction

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Conspiracies abound in this tension-filled series starter from a master of many genres, catching two teens up in the secretive Knights of Themis’ plot to dominate the world and casting them into a maelstrom of danger.

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Irish author Brennan (the Faerie Wars series) might be late to the post–Dan Brown conspiracy thriller craze, but he has no trouble using its tropes to create an enjoyable, exciting read. British teena

Oct 29 2012 | Read Full Review of The Secret Prophecy

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Irish author Brennan (the Faerie Wars series) might be late to the post–Dan Brown conspiracy thriller craze, but he has no trouble using its tropes to create an enjoyable, exciting read.

Oct 29 2012 | Read Full Review of The Secret Prophecy

City Book Review

I know that this kind of dialogue becomes more common with tween books and above, but I don’t feel it adds to a story and don’t appreciate it personally, so because of that I gave the book three stars.

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