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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (306 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: N. D. Wilson Narrator: Thomas Vincent Kelly Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Ashtown Burials Series Release Date: September 2012 ISBN: 9780449014431
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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! Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • School Library Journal, October 2012:
  • This action-packed sequel to The Dragon's Tooth (Random, 2011) promises--­and delivers­--as much magic, mystery, and mythology as its predecessor. Thanks to Cyrus and Antigone Smith, Dr. Phoenix now possesses the Dragon's Tooth--­and he's been using it to hunt and kill immortals worldwide. Phoenix has a dark agenda, but an evil alliance of immortals, Ordo Draconis, also seeks the tooth's power. Worse, the Ordos have a centuries-old vendetta against the Smith family. Circumstances within the Order of Brendan are already shaky when fearful immortals, led by Gilgamesh of Uruk, storm Ashtown, demanding Smith blood. The siblings narrowly escape. To help retrieve the tooth, they recruit the infamous immortal, Captain John Smith. Cyrus has a plan, but will it work? Characters are well drawn, and the story's many interwoven plotlines, although complex, are easy to follow. This absorbing guy-friendly adventure will appeal to fans of Michael Scott and Rick Riordan.­"
  • Booklist, September 15, 2012:
  • Cyrus and Antigone Smith have a lot of problems. Their mother is still unresponsive in the hospital. The Ordo Draconis was stopped the last time out by their ancestor, Captain John Smith, but the cabal seems intent on rising to power again. The siblings should be training to become explorers, but there isn’t enough time. The leadership of the Order of Brendan is changing, and the transmortals--like Gilgamesh of Uruk--want revenge on Cyrus because he inadvertently put the Tooth of the Dragon into the hands of Dr. Phoenix. It’s no wonder the Smiths are on the run with the other Polygoners. They must fight their way through physical and emotional torture as they seek to release Captain Smith and stop Phoenix. Beginning where The Dragon’s Tooth (2011) left off, Wilson’s second installment is fast-paced and creatively plotted. New characters, such as Arache and her spiders and a mysterious red-winged blackbird, add complexity in relationships and prevent the story line from feeling contrived. In exploring the idea of what
    it means to be truly alive, this novel will take your breath away."

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marshall Pickens | 2/4/2014

    " I really am liking this series. I love the use of the story of Brenden to base everything on. It gives people a reason to look into these great unknown stories of early American exploration. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Naddahnyll | 1/26/2014

    " This book was awesome. Not only did it incorporate all kinds of mythology into its swiftly expanding story-line the sentences were all action packed jewels. I could barely breathe for the whole 2nd half of the book, as the chapters roared by one after the other. I cannot wait for the next book to be released. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 1/18/2014

    " Better than the first book. More world creation and character development. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gil | 1/13/2014

    " Captivating, as usual. Excellent read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 1/11/2014

    " Ready for book 3! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo | 1/10/2014

    " Good follow-up to the first book...it's worth it to keep reading. It's even more intense than the first book, too. A little creepier. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marliss | 1/10/2014

    " N.D. Wilson scores again with the second book in the Ashtown Burials series. It had been so long since I read the firsts one that I went back and read it, too. Very clever. I am looking forward to the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher | 1/9/2014

    " Very good, and better than Dragon's Tooth too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donalyn | 1/1/2014

    " Nate Wilson weaves together American History and World Mythology in this brilliant series. How long before the next one? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emmy | 12/29/2013

    " Soooo excited!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 12/27/2013

    " Added up a star. Not sure what to think about this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 12/7/2013

    " 4.5 stars. Even better than the first volume (The Dragon's Tooth). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 12/5/2013

    " Such fun. I liked it even more than the first. The antiquities references are so great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josie | 10/23/2013

    " A lovely second in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peggy | 10/16/2013

    " Aaagh! Now I need to know what happens next!! Great series so far! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Berkompas | 10/5/2013

    " I went ahead and wrote my gut reaction to the book and really the series as it stands right now on my blog. You can read it here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug Dale | 9/27/2013

    " I liked it. Abrupt ending, but it left me looking forward to the next book in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia | 9/12/2013

    " As usual, Wilson kept up the pace and excitement all while deepening the characters that were already in place and introducing us to new ones like Arachne and Gil(gamesh). I hope he intends this to be more than just two books, as he's certainly left it open for more to come. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Russellbarabe | 8/27/2013

    " See my other review. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandi Jones | 8/19/2013

    " A good MG action/adventure/fantasy! I'd actually give it a 3.5. Review to come in LMC. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 8/6/2013

    " loved the first book! this one is not quite as interesting as The Dragon's Tooth but still a great story and lots of action. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 12/27/2012

    " I read it out of order, and it's still a TON of fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stuart Laughlin | 10/15/2012

    " Anticipating book three! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Ellen | 9/15/2012

    " The tale of the Smiths continues in this rich adventure. "

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About the Author

N. D. Wilson is the bestselling author of the Ashtown Burials series. When he was a kid, he spent nearly a year living in his grandparents’ attic. If there were cupboards in those walls, he never found them. He and his wife live in Idaho, along with their five young explorers.