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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (586 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Manda Scott Narrator: Susan Duerden Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In a spellbinding blend of history, myth, and science, bestselling novelist Manda Scott unleashes a thriller that sweeps from the secrets of the Mayans to the court of a sixteenth-century queen to a shattering end-times prophecy. 

It’s a lump of rock, Stella; nothing more. No stone is worth dying for.” 

Except it’s not just a lump of rock. It’s a blue crystal skull made by the Maya to save the world from ruin; a sapphire so perfect, so powerful that for centuries men have killed to own or destroy it.

Ancient prophecies say that if the thirteen skulls already in existence are not reunited, the world will end on December 21, 2012. Cedric Owen, the skull’s last Keeper, died so that it might keep its secret for the next four centuries. Now Stella Cody has found it, and someone has already tried to kill her. Like Owen, she’s being hunted—but by whom?

Desperate to unravel the mystery of the crystal skull, Stella must decode Cedric Owen’s coded writings, sketches and ciphers no scholar has been able to unravel. What she discovers is astounding: a shocking secret prophecy…and the staggering puzzle of four terrifying creatures, thirteen precious stones, and what will happen if Cedric Owen’s crystal skull falls into the wrong hands. But time is against Stella. She has only days—hours—left to uncover the only secret that may yet save the world.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kim | 2/12/2014

    " "Davinci Code" style of story,but for fans of this type of genre,the mystery is too easy to figure out. The who done-it aspect is so un-beliveably obvious, that you can pretty much figure it out before half-way through the book! You have only 2 choices of bad guy,and a very lame reason for him to try to get the title skull. The flash backs to Elizabethan England were more interesting than the modern story line,although the author does lean quite heavily on the idea that every person reading this book is well versed in the spys of Queen Elizabeth I's court and what was going on at that time in history. The main thread is based on a prediction of a Mayan calander that says the world will end on 12/21/12. The ending does not satisfy the reader as we are left to wonder whether or not anything the characters have done will do any good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Leah | 2/9/2014

    " Grabbed me from the start with the cave description, adrenalin, and lore. Great read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Vanessa | 2/2/2014

    " Interesting book about 8 skulls which ahve to come together in order to ward off the destruction of the world. Timeline moves between 2007 and 1556. Based upon the Mayan prediction that a cataclysmic event awaits humanity in 2012. Historical facts are correctly conveyed and a lot of research has gone into the novel. Action is fast paced with a surprising conclusion. Enjoyed it immensely, however can't help feeling that the characters were not as fully developed as they could have been. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Charlie Durell | 2/1/2014

    " Its OK. Really liked the fast pace and the book keeps you interested to keep reading on but. Its no cliff hanger. Felt that the end was a bit dissapointing , but nontheless an entertaining read. "

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