The Drowned Vault: Ashtown Burials #2

The Drowned Vault: Ashtown Burials #2

by N. D. Wilson

Narrated by Thomas Vincent Kelly

Unabridged — 12 hours, 30 minutes

N. D. Wilson
The Drowned Vault: Ashtown Burials #2

The Drowned Vault: Ashtown Burials #2

by N. D. Wilson

Narrated by Thomas Vincent Kelly

Unabridged — 12 hours, 30 minutes

N. D. Wilson

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Overview

It's been almost a year since Cyrus and Antigone Smith earned their places as Journeymen at Ashtown, home of an ancient order of explorers that has long guarded the world's secrets and treasures. While their studies go well, Cy and Tigs are not well liked since losing the Dragon's Tooth to the nefarious Dr. Phoenix. The Tooth is the only object in the world capable of killing the long-lived transmortals, and Phoenix has been tracking them down one-by-one, and murdering them.

The surviving transmortals, led by legendary warrior Gilgamesh of Uruk, descend on Ashtown in force, demanding justice. Cy and Tigs find themselves on the run in a desperate search to locate Phoenix and regain the Tooth. In the process, they uncover an evil even more dangerous than Phoenix, one that has been waiting for centuries to emerge.

The second book of N.D. Wilson's Ashtown Burials series delivers all the adventure, excitement, and suspense of the first-and more!


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Kirkus Reviews

Cyrus and Antigone continue the adventures begun in The Dragon's Tooth (2011), as the Order of Brendan and its fearless leader, Rupert Greeves, experience a rebellion that threatens the future of the world. One year after the events of the first book, the children find themselves desperately seeking the Dragon's Tooth they had lost, encountering perils aplenty. Like many second books in a series, this is definitely for those who have read the first--and even they may find themselves disappointed. The discoveries that engaged readers as they uncovered the world of Ashtown in the first book grow old as the plot perpetually bombards the two children with ever-greater foes and danger. The children's cutesy nicknames, Rus-rus and Tigs, seem irritatingly inappropriate and jarring under the circumstances. Some of the more engaging characters from the previous book are less integral to the plot this time around, and the presence of historical figures such as Captain John Smith and Ponce de León are not as convincing, though the mythological references still succeed. Wilson feels as though he's trying to keep the stakes high and to top what has come before, which can be tedious for readers who are not attached to the outcome. Fearful evil survives to threaten the world, promising further adventures in a future volume. For die-hard fans only. (Fantasy. 10-14)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940169149159
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Publication date: 09/11/2012
Series: Ashtown Burials , #2
Edition description: Unabridged
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

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