Mark of the Plague by Kevin Sands audiobook

Mark of the Plague

By Kevin Sands
Read by Ray Panthaki

Simon & Schuster Audio

The Blackthorn Key Series: Book 2

9.79 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781508218937

Christopher Rowe is back and there are more puzzles, riddles, and secrets to uncover in this follow-up to the Indie Next pick The Blackthorn Key, which was called a “spectacular debut” by Kirkus Reviews in a starred review. The Black Death has returned to London, spreading disease and fear through town. A mysterious prophet predicts the city’s ultimate doom—until an unknown apothecary arrives with a cure that actually works. Christopher’s Blackthorn shop is chosen to prepare the remedy. But when an assassin threatens the apothecary’s life, Christopher and his faithful friend Tom are back to hunting down the truth, risking their lives to untangle the heart of a dark conspiracy. And as the sickness strikes close to home, the stakes are higher than ever before…

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Summary

Summary

Christopher Rowe is back and there are more puzzles, riddles, and secrets to uncover in this follow-up to the Indie Next pick The Blackthorn Key, which was called a “spectacular debut” by Kirkus Reviews in a starred review.

The Black Death has returned to London, spreading disease and fear through town. A mysterious prophet predicts the city’s ultimate doom—until an unknown apothecary arrives with a cure that actually works. Christopher’s Blackthorn shop is chosen to prepare the remedy. But when an assassin threatens the apothecary’s life, Christopher and his faithful friend Tom are back to hunting down the truth, risking their lives to untangle the heart of a dark conspiracy.

And as the sickness strikes close to home, the stakes are higher than ever before…

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Sands’ writing is gripping and expertly paced. The action spins with breathless twists and turns…Christopher and his companions are relatable tweens. This story would make for a great fictional pairing in history class…Readers who haven’t yet discovered this series are in for a treat.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“For those living during the Great Plague of London…Sands does not shy away from exploring the mesmerizing, gritty, and often terrifying details. However, Christopher and Tom’s friendship, their earnest desire to help others, and their bravery more than make up for the dark reality…Another stunner proves a worthy sequel to The Blackthorn Key.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Ray Panthaki…reads with precision, highlighting the author’s obvious research and careful detailing…Panthaki draws Christopher’s two loyal friends as convincingly as the story’s villains…Panthaki’s narration matches the action and adventure in this fast-moving mystery.” AudioFile
“Filled with action, puzzles, ciphers, and secret treasure, Mark of the Plague will have readers racing along with Christopher, searching for clues to solve the mystery before the plague takes them all…Sands accurately captures the fear of the outbreak and uses this fear to heighten the tension and urgency present in the mystery.” VOYA

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Author

Author Bio: Kevin Sands

Author Bio: Kevin Sands

Kevin Sands, since escaping from university with a pair of degrees in theoretical physics, has worked as a researcher, a business consultant, and a teacher. He is the author of the award-winning and bestselling Blackthorn Key series.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.79
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English