Monday, June 14, 2010

Summer Reading -- The Dragon's Pearl

See the link to Online Book Clubs through the American Fork City Library:  Teen Book Club.  
I think I'll enjoy this week's book.  Here's the introduction I got today (June 14, 2010). 

This week's book:
by Devin Jordan


For as long as he can remember, sixteen-year-old Marco
Polo has yearned for a life of adventure. He has always
been determined to follow in the footsteps of his father,
the famous explorer Niccolo Polo. But instead he is being
groomed for head accountant of the Polo family fortune.

When Niccolo Polo vanishes in Asia and is written off as
dead, Marco knows that this is his chance to prove
himself. Armed only with a handful of mysterious talismans
and the friendship of his family servant, Amelio, Marco
embarks upon a dangerous journey to rescue his father.

As Marco and his companions travel deeper into the Unknown
Lands, where magic still reigns, he begins to realize that
his mission is far more dangerous than he had thought; A
deadly enemy is tracking Marco. And as Marco hunts for
answers, he only uncovers new questions. What is the
secret of the mysterious blue pearl? And why are so many
willing to kill for it?

The thrilling untold early adventures of the famous
explorer Marco Polo sizzle with Asian mysticism, swash-
buckling swordfights, and the ultimate battle between good
and evil.