Deacon Leeds and the Pyramid of Symbols
***A must-read for fans of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson Series*** Deacon Leeds is spending his school break on a scientific expedition in frigid Antarctica. Unfortunately, the only other teen staying at the Terra Nova Station is a royal jerk named Broderick Norsworthy. But when a football-sized golden pyramid-covered in curious symbols-is discovered buried below the ice, Deacon quickly learns that Broderick is more than just a pimple-faced nuisance: He's a thief on a dark mission. Now it's up to Deacon and Fitz, an old driller, to track Broderick down and rescue the ancient artifact. The unlikely companions are thrust into a harrowing adventure across the polar plateau, where they must survive the brutal climate, as well as a mysterious entity that will stop at nothing to prevent them from acquiring the golden Pyramid of Symbols. Along the way, Deacon deciphers the pyramid's magical symbols and unlocks a secret that will lead him to an even larger mystery thriving below the ice. It is there that Deacon learns what is truly at stake....
- Paperback | 262 pages
- 133 x 203 x 15mm | 299g
- 07 Mar 2012
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- North Charleston SC, United States
About Grant Morris
Grant Morris was born and raised in the Central Valley of California, USA. He is a graduate of California State University, Fresno. He lives in Fresno, California with his family.
Our customer reviews
Excellent! When I started this book I wasn't sure what to expect because one plot can seem to be really interesting, the summary captivating and in the end the book doesn't reach the quality we hoped, it happens and make us sad. Now, this book is the total opposite! The summary intrigued me, tempted me but the book is even better. I couldn't close it once I started it. I was immediately immersed in the story and Deacon kept me entertained all along. He is young boy lost in Antarctica surrounded by adult with only another young one who he can't stand. In parallel, we discover what is happening in a realm 70 000 years before the present time and we meet Kyra a young priestess in training in a world were symbols have power. Those two couldn't seem more different than from each other but once we dig a bit similarities appear. The story is fast paced but not too much and really well written. I loved the alternated chapters between Kyra story, the past and those about Deacon in the present and the title of each chapter are reminding us where and when we are in case we need it. The plot is well designed and keeps surprising the reader without being unbalanced. The characters are moving and well thought. I appreciated to see them have doubts and flaws but trying to overcome them. Broderick intrigued me because of the way he seemed to wish to connect with Deacon, envied him and in the same time couldn't communicate with him properly. I found cute in a way. This "relationship" is also interesting because Deacon wish to study ethnology or sociology so the people and how they communicate but he doesn't even try with Broderick. The character I couldn't stand was Deacon's mother...a block of ice a bit more human in the last chapters but still I don't like her. Fitz is complex in his own way and until we learn his background we could not understand him so well. And we can't forget Kyra, so kind and wistful Kyra with a love for books and history. The ending is surprising and while it's not a cliffhanger it stays open and I'm happy to inform you that there will be sequel. Believe me while I was happy after closing the book I also really wanted more of it so it's wonderful news even if we will need to be patient a bit for it.show moreby frisch