The Cydonian Pyramid (Klaatu Diskos Series #2)

The Cydonian Pyramid (Klaatu Diskos Series #2)

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by Pete Hautman, Peter Berkrot
     
 

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More than half a millennium in the future, in the shadow of the looming Cydonian Pyramid, a pampered girl named Lah Lia has been raised for one purpose: to be sacrificed through one of the mysterious diskos that hover over the pyramid’s top. But just as she is about to be killed, a strange boy appears from the diskos, providing a cover of chaos that

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More than half a millennium in the future, in the shadow of the looming Cydonian Pyramid, a pampered girl named Lah Lia has been raised for one purpose: to be sacrificed through one of the mysterious diskos that hover over the pyramid’s top. But just as she is about to be killed, a strange boy appears from the diskos, providing a cover of chaos that allows her to escape and launching her on a time-spinning journey in which her fate is irreversibly linked to his.

The second audiobook in the Klaatu Diskos trilogy, The Cydonian Pyramid continues the story of the enigmatic girl who changed Tucker Feye’s life, returning listeners to the terrifying, thrilling, and elusive worlds found in the diskos.

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Middle books in trilogies are tricky, but this taut science-fiction thriller pulls it off with panache...Hautman continues to write mind-expanding adventures and nail-biting suspense to probe big questions of faith, destiny and personal responsibility. The next book can’t come soon enough.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
School Library Journal - Audio
09/01/2013
Gr 7 Up—The story of Tucker Feye and Lah Lia is continued in this sequel (2013) to The Obsidian Blade (2012, both Candlewick). Lah Lia is from a future more than 500 years away. She has been pampered and protected for one purpose: she will be sacrificed through a diskos that is located at the top of the Cydonian Pyramid. During the ritual, Lah Lia escapes the blade. In this time-travel, sci-fi tale, the story told in Obsidian Blade is presented from Lah Lia's point of view. In addition, the plot navigates between Lah Lia and Tucker's past, future, and different presents. Hautman superbly moves between alternating perspectives. Peter Berkrot's narration is smooth, and he provides unique voices for the different characters, helping listeners follow the multiple viewpoints. Since many portions of this book take listeners back into the time line of the first title in the trilogy, it is advisable to have listened to it before starting the sequel. A great addition to high school and public library collections.—Elizabeth L. Kenyon, Merrillville High School, IN
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—This title covers the same time period as The Obsidian Blade (Candlewick, 2012), but from Lah Lia's point of view. She explains her origins as a Pure Girl, raised and groomed for eventual sacrifice to atone for the sins of society's past. At her sacrificial ceremony, an interruption occurs with the sudden appearance of Tucker, introduced in the first book, who has been time-traveling between historical events of the future and distant past through portals called diskos. Tucker's presence creates a one-in-a-million chance for Lah Lia to escape her pending doom by jumping through one of the diskos. When she lands in the new world, she sustains multiple life-threathening injuries, but is healed by an advance core of medical specialists termed Medicants. Throughout the story, references are made as to how the technology of the past caused an apocalyptic end to humanity via the Digital Plague. In Lah Lia's world, the use of any type of digital technology is against the law. It is even illegal to refer to or verbally mention numbers. Interspersed with short chapters from Tucker's viewpoint, the story creates a kind of twilight zone surreal atmosphere. The author gives readers a chance to review events from the previous book, eventually allowing the two separate story lines of Lah Lia and Tucker to merge. Tinged with elements of ancient Mayan sacrifices and political intrigue, the book will have fans of historical fiction and science fiction thinking through the motives and concepts of this smoothly layered adventure.—Sabrina Carnesi, Crittenden Middle School, Newport News, VA
Kirkus Reviews
Middle books in trilogies are tricky, but this taut science-fiction thriller pulls it off with panache. The mysterious teenage girl Lah Lia keeps reappearing at pivotal moments of Tucker Feye's chaotic adventures across time; now, following her own journey through the "disko" portals sheds clarity upon the various rival factions contending through the forthcoming epochs. From her pampered childhood, raised as a sacrifice, to the end of human history, Lia witnesses the early days of the Boggsian technological cult and their transcendence into the spectral tourist Klaatu; the heyday of digitocratic Medicant healers and their persecution at the hands of the fanatically anti-numerate Lah Sept; and the rebellion of the ruthless Yar women against the corrupt priests of her own time. Lia matures from a clever but passive observer to a tough-minded, compassionate and principled actor, determined to take charge of her own life--even if that means rewriting the past. While by no means a stand-alone, the narrative intersperses chapters recounting Tucker's interrogation by Cold War–era Arctic explorers to recap important details and ground the more exotic future scenarios. This device also drives the plot, as the two protagonists strive independently to reconnect. When they meet again in the final pages, it is clear that the past is beginning to unravel, and all history is about to break loose. Hautman continues to write mind-expanding adventures and nail-biting suspense to probe big questions of faith, destiny and personal responsibility. The next book can't come soon enough. (Science fiction. 12 & up)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781480582972
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
07/08/2014
Series:
Klaatu Diskos Series, #2
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 - 14 Years

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