When seven members of their family were kidnapped by a sinister organization known as the Vespers, thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill and his older sister, Amy, vowed they’d stop at nothing to bring the hostages home. But then the ransom comes in and the Vespers demand the impossible. Amy and Dan have just days to track down and steal an ancient map. The only catch? No one has seen the map for half a century.
Now Amy and Dan are on a desperate search that will lead them to the Nazis, spies, a mad king and some of history’s dirtiest secrets. It’s the race of their lives . . . and one misstep will mean certain death for the hostages. (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10706120-a-king-s-ransom)
I know you are familiar with the 39 Clues series. It was a series made by different authors about a hunt for the most powerful weapon in the world. But that is another story (a whole lot of them).
I’ve been reading the 39 clues since last year when my classmate introduced it to me (hey Darren!). One book per day was my quota. I enjoyed it a lot and was sad that the series ended.
But I was relieved when I discovered this second series Cahills vs. Vespers. I was not able to post the first book because I’ve read it a long time ago.
This one here is the second book. It was amazing what the two kids can do with their talents. I was with them for the whole experience. I even got scared for them at some point. But I know they can do it. I am starting to love Atticus’ character. He was so adorable and smart. I like smart people.