The Crystal Skull by Manda Scott audiobook

The Crystal Skull

By Manda Scott
Read by Susan Duerden

Random House Audio 9780593055717
13.69 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781415949887

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. 12.21.12 The date is set. Time is running out. The end of the world starts now.

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Summary

Summary

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.

12.21.12
The date is set. Time is running out.
The end of the world starts now.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

One of the boldest recent adventures in historical fiction. Independent
A powerful novel, alive with love, deceit, wisdom and the heroics of humanity. Jean Auel
“A life-threatening, heart-pounding battle between good and evil.” Publishers Weekly
“A compelling adventure novel.” Library Journal
“Original, imaginative, scary, rooted in the past but as current as tomorrow’s nightmare.” Lee Child
“A nail-biting tour de force.” Guardian (London)

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Author Bio: Manda Scott

Author Bio: Manda Scott

Manda Scott is a veterinary surgeon, writer, and climber. Born and educated in Scotland, she now lives in Suffolk with one horse, two lurchers, and too many cats. She first made her name as a crime writer, receiving an Edgar Award nomination and making the shortlist for an Orange Prize.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 13.69
Audience: Adult
Language: English