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Ring of Fire: Century Quartet, Book 1

By Debra Bogart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Meant to be "the Da Vinci Code for kids," and it delivers.

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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 13+


i just love this saga, everyone should read it, btw, i'm 16
age 12+

Great for anyone 12+

I love that the children work together to solve the mysterious mystery. This book is great reading and I would reccommend this for anyone 12+.

This title has:

Educational value
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This is an action-packed mystery set in the beautiful city of Rome. The city becomes another character here, as compelling as the four children who form a quartet of seekers. Each child is from a different part of the world, but the first book reveals only the secret power of Elettra. Their friendships and the complex mysteries -- including several pages of photos, drawings, and maps containing further clues -- create a delicious, brainy fantasy for young readers. There's talk of a movie adaptation of the series, which will certainly draw more fans. Maybe not to the degree that The DaVinci Code drew in adults, but that's a tall order to begin with.

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