The Dragon's Tooth (Ashtown Burials Series #1)

The Dragon's Tooth (Ashtown Burials Series #1)

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by N. D. Wilson
     
 

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N. D. Wilson, author of Leepike Ridge and 100 Cupboards, returns with an action-packed adventure that will captivate fans of both Percy Jackson and Indiana Jones with lost civilizations, ancient secrets, and buried treasure.

For two years, Cyrus and Antigone Smith have run a sagging roadside motel with their older brother, Daniel. Nothing ever seems

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N. D. Wilson, author of Leepike Ridge and 100 Cupboards, returns with an action-packed adventure that will captivate fans of both Percy Jackson and Indiana Jones with lost civilizations, ancient secrets, and buried treasure.

For two years, Cyrus and Antigone Smith have run a sagging roadside motel with their older brother, Daniel. Nothing ever seems to happen. Then a strange old man with bone tattoos arrives, demanding a specific room.

Less than 24 hours later, the old man is dead. The motel has burned, and Daniel is missing. And Cyrus and Antigone are kneeling in a crowded hall, swearing an oath to an order of explorers who have long served as caretakers of the world's secrets, keepers of powerful relics from lost civilizations, and jailers to unkillable criminals who have terrorized the world for millennia.

Editorial Reviews

The roadside motel was decrepit, but it provided a livelihood for Cyrus and Antigone Smith and their older brother Daniel. For two years, things were quiet, even boring, but then the strange old man with the bone tattoos arrived and everything changed. Within a single day, he was dead; the motel, burned; and Daniel, missing; and two young siblings were preparing for a journey to rescue their brother and help save the world. A new magical fantasy series by the author of Leepike Ridge and 100 Cupboards.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375864391
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
08/23/2011
Series:
Ashtown Burials Series, #1
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.70(d)
Lexile:
640L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

N. D. WILSON is the bestselling author of the 100 Cupboards series and Leepike Ridge. Once, in the fourth grade, he split his buddy’s arrow while shooting at a mattress from twenty yards. Now he writes at the top of a tall, skinny house, where he lives with a blue-eyed girl he stole from the ocean, their five young explorers, two tortoises, and one snake.

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The Dragon's Tooth (Ashtown Burials Series #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Upon reading the description of this book I wasn't sure how I would like the story line but I enjoyed N.D. Wilson's 100 Cupboards series and decided to give this one a try. This book blew me away and took me on a thrill ride I rarely see in books anymore. The Dragon's Tooth is riveting and a must read for children and adults alike with N.D. Wilson's perfect timed action as well as humor throughout. It has the likings of The Series of Unfortunate Events meets Night at the Museum with little sprinklings of similarities to Treasure Island. I have to admit I was blown away at how fast I read through this not-so-thin book. Anyone who knows me knows that I am a picky reader and hard to please, not to mention, a slow one at that. I kept trying to pace myself because I knew I would be waiting anxiously for the next one. But, alas, I could not put this one down and now I am stuck waiting for the next book of the Ashtown Burials Series!
FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Drivers can see the Archer Motel from the highway as they pass by. Out in front stands the glistening goddess - the female archer with her bow at the ready, pointing her arrow up into the hot, hazy sky. The Archer Motel was once a beautiful structure when it first opened, but now the yellow paint is chipped, the pool is rusted and not fit for a dead cat to swim in, and Cyrus, Antigone, and Daniel Smith live inside the structure, trying their best to keep it up and running in order to support themselves. Cyrus and Antigone are the young ones, whereas their older brother Daniel has all the responsibility thrust on his shoulders. Their mother sits in a hospital bed, completely silent, and their father died long ago. Cyrus is tired of his world at times. Coming home from his last day of school, all he can really think about is how hot the day is, and how he is so tired of living the way they're living. He also doesn't like the fact that he has to make the daily 'waffle' for the old lady who lives in one of the Archer Motel's rooms. But he's stuck. Daniel and Antigone have disappeared and Cyrus is the only one available to help. What Cyrus doesn't expect as the huge storm erupts over their heads, is for the old lady to appear on her porch with a shotgun and fire at the odd-looking man standing in the parking lot. Cyrus is petrified. He has no idea what's going on, or why the old lady he's known for ages suddenly announces that it has been her job to protect him from the man who is covered in tattoos and is demanding that he be let into Rom 111- the room that belongs to Cyrus and holds all of his dad's old papers. The action happens so fast that in the blink of an eye a mystery is unveiled to young Cyrus, and he and his sister end up taking a vow to be the next ones in line to bear the burden of what this old man - calling himself Billy Bones - has carried for decades. From the motel burning to the ground, to their older brother Daniel being kidnapped, Cyrus and Antigone find themselves in a place called Ashtown, meeting a group of explorers who are the caretaker's of the world's darkest secrets. Cyrus and Antigone are soon immersed in this world, witnessing powerful relics from lost civilizations, meeting unkillable criminals who have terrorized the world, and a man named Maxi who is determined to take something from Cyrus so that he can rule the world with darkness. Quill Says: This is a fantastic novel that hooks readers from the very beginning and never lets up! A perfect start to what is sure to be a perfect series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nathan Douglas Wilson, author of Leepike Ridge, the 100 Cupboards Series, and Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl has again amazed his readers. As the summary of the book suggests, Cy and Tigs are in a tight spot, and things only get worse. With a stunning climax and a cliffhanger ending, N.D. Wilson weaves his masterpiece with the same language that won him so many fans with his earlier works. This book is a must have.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic book. Those who loved 100 Cupboards will enjoy this even more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Author tells us an exciting story in an easily recognized setting. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.
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