What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Cydonian Pyramid mixes science and fantasy with religion. It includes scenes of human sacrifice and battles in which victims have their heads blown off. The language is generally mild, with one or two uses of "hell" and "damn." One antagonist is a low-level drug dealer, and one of Tucker's family members drinks a lot of beer, both as an adult and as an underage teen.
What's the story?
In the second book of the Klaatu Diskos trilogy, the focus shifts away from Tucker Feye, the protagonist of the first volume, to Lah Lia, a pampered girl in the future who's destined to be sacrificed on the Obsidian Pyramid. When the ceremony is interrupted by the appearance of a mysterious boy, Lia takes her chance to escape. She ends up in a different time and must adapt to a new set of societal rules. Meanwhile, Tucker continues to track her from one portal to another.
Is it any good?
THE CYDONIAN PYRAMID avoids many of the problems of second installments by shifting the focus onto a character other than the first volume's protagonist. Lah Lia is very different from Tucker Feye, and her adventures do more than mark time until the third volume arrives. Keeping track of all the timelines and characters may prove difficult for some readers, but there's a strong sense that everything will come together in the final installment -- although the plot is anything but predictable.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about why time travel is such a popular theme in science fiction and other genres. What other time-travel books have you read?
If time travel were real, do you think that changing the past would change the future? How?
|Topics:||Magic and fantasy, Adventures, Friendship, Science and nature|
|Publication date:||May 14, 2013|
|Number of pages:||368|
|Publisher's recommended age(s):||12 - 17|
|Available on:||Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, iBooks, Kindle, Nook|