Jake Ransom and the Howling Sphinx (Jake Ransom #2)
Soon even she is battling the Skull King's mini...more
Surrounded on all sides by sand and dunes and hunted by prehistoric beasts, Jake must decide what he and his friends Marika, Pindor, and Bach'uuk, and his sister, Kady, should do next. Then the young Princess Nefertiti launches an attack!
After a bloody skirmish, Jake convinces Nefertiti to join their fight against the evil Skull King, Kalverum Rex. For Jake has something the Skull King wants, a prize that will give its owner awesome power—including control of the fearsome Howling Sphinx. And
Secondo appuntamento con le avventure dei fratelli Jake e Kady in quello strano continente che è Pangea,sempre alla ricerca dei genitori,archeologi, scomparsi misteriosamente molti anni prima.
Come nel primo volume, i due si ritrovano a tornare indietro nel tempo e nello spazio,mentre stanno visitando un museo,questa volta non dei Maya,ma una mostra dedicata all'Egitto e,grazie ai braccialetti della precedente avventura,si uniscono a tutti gli altri amici incontrati i...more
When I first stated reading this, I hadn't read the first book, Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow. I found it confusing, and kind of didn't want to even read it after that. But I'd won it on GoodReads (thanks!), so I felt responsible for finishing and reviewing it.
I am so happy I stuck with this! (I bought the first book and read it, so this one made a LOT more sense after that!) This should seriously be made into a movie -- I'd watch it, for sure!
Jake Ransom and hi...more
Ancient Egypt had lots of secrets - Agreed. But to say that pyramids are as old as the Raptors is stretching it a bit too far. Then to add the magic of Atlantis to the equation makes it further far fetched.
But its okay. Jake Ransom, the hero, is in his early teens. At that age he could be excused to imagine anything he wants.
The book is bet...more
Young readers easily identify with Jake and his sister Kady, and many have probably experienced the sibling rivalry of these two. But despite that, Rollins’ characters find common ground to work together to find their parents. In the middle of this quest, the two find themselves thrus...more
I enjoyed the first book, but i think i even enjoyed this book even more.
I wouldn't hesitate to pick it up and read Jake Ransom and The Cauldron of Doom (Book 3) when released. This book peaked my curiosity even more, especially the riddles surrounding there parents, not to mention the skull kings company..
As-well as other questions needing answers:
1) How is the skull king traveling time? He seems to be able to travel backwards and forth...more
Jake is doing his best to re-unite with his parents and wants to return to Calypsos, however, Jake along with his companions end up on a strange desert land. Kalverum Rex hasn't forgotten Jake and is bent on revenge. This book chronicles Jake's adventures in this strange land as he tries to solve the mystery regarding the whereabouts of his parents.
Ok. This book is not as bad as the rating that I have just given it.
I am a HUGE fan of James Rollins and I have just come to set high st...more
Jake and Tandy Ransom are the children of two archaeologists who disappeared three years before, presumed murdered by bandits while on a dig. The two kids always hoped differently and learn they were probably right.
They get drawn back in time through a Mayan pyramid to the super continent of Pangea and a valley called Calypsos where they find lost tribes of humans. Ma...more
Jake Ransom and his sister Kady are on yet another adventure through time...more
I really enjoyed reading about the adventure of Jake and his sister, Katy, in Pangaea where they connected with their friends Pindor, Marika and Bachuuk. In this book, they must discover the truth behind the the mysterious wall of swirling sand. Will they discover the secret before it is too late? Was a really good book.
A fun-filled book by James Rollins as he returns to the world of Jake Ransom. The sequel delivers much of the same from the first book and adds to the mystery of the Skull king. After last time Jake and his gang are sent to a place with Egyptian roots and evil ensues as a pawn of the Skull King is also hell bent on retrieving an object.
More to come in the FBC review.
The book is full of fantasy, dinosaurs and magic...plenty to ignite the imagination of young boys. I did, however, find the story a bit meandering and hard to follow in places and felt that I had to summarize and recap certain events for my son so he understood...more
I, like others, hadn't read the first book before diving into this one with my 12 year old son. Parts were a bit confusing in the beginning, but David and I decided we want to go back and read the first book in this series.
David and I love these kind of adventures where we are taking on a thrill ride through history, though the story takes place present day. Lots of chills and thrills, twists and turns which is what makes it exciting for both of us.
James Rollins is the New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers, translated into more than forty languages. His Sigma series has been lauded as one of the "top crowd pleasers" (New York Times) and one of the "hottest summer reads" (People Magazine). In each novel, acclaimed for its originality, Rollins unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets--and h...more