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The Serpent's Coil: Prophecy of Days - Book 2
     

The Serpent's Coil: Prophecy of Days - Book 2

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by Christy Raedeke
 

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Can Caity Mac Fireland end the devastating global reign of the Fraternitas and TRANSFORM THE WORLD (again)?

After discovering that Uncle Li betrayed her and that the Fraternitas Regni Occulti burned down her family's house, Caity Mac Fireland hides away at a boarding school that allows her to travel around the globe. With the murderous Fraternitas hot on her

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Can Caity Mac Fireland end the devastating global reign of the Fraternitas and TRANSFORM THE WORLD (again)?

After discovering that Uncle Li betrayed her and that the Fraternitas Regni Occulti burned down her family's house, Caity Mac Fireland hides away at a boarding school that allows her to travel around the globe. With the murderous Fraternitas hot on her heels, Caity continues to mobilize the planet's young people as she attempts to fulfill the Mayan prophecy. Helping—and sometimes hindering—Caity in her quest are her best friend Justine, boyfriend Alex, and new classmate Jules D'Aubigne, an intriguing French boy.

If Caity and her friends succeed, they will usher in a new era of change. But if they fail, the evil Fraternitas will have total dominion over a doomed world.

Praise:
"A delightful heroine . . . Readers will want to follow Caity's adventure."—BOOKLIST

"This conspiracy tale has all the trimmings of a Dan Brown thriller."—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Summer Hayes
In the second book of the Prophecy of Days series, Caity and her totally trusty BFF, Justine, continue their quest to unite the world's young people to fight the Shadow Government. Enrolling in an exclusive private school as a cover, they travel to the Dunhuang Caves under the pretext of a research project to find Uncle Li and the Sanskrit texts now in his possession. Aided by hunky Alex and members of The Council introduced in the first book, Caity and Justine arrive in China only to find that many things are not as they appear and that the Fraternitas and Shadow Government are infinitely more powerful than Caity ever imagined. Conspiracies abound in the second book of the Prophecy of Days series, which, if possible, moves at an even greater pace than the first. Raedeke weaves together an impressive array of mysticism, ancient knowledge, and conspiracy theories while keeping the main plot, if not all the details, easy to follow. Caity's emerging romance with Alex is sweet and believable, but readers will certainly enjoy the brief love triangle with the addition of handsome but obviously sinister Jules D'Aubigne. While more literary readers may scoff at the idea that love and good vibes from the under-twenty set can conquer a worldwide secret government that controls everything from electromagnetic energy waves to the World Bank, they are missing the point. Do not bother worrying about plot holes or stereotypical characters; just sit back and enjoy this summer blockbuster of a book. Reviewer: Summer Hayes
ALAN Review - Jonathan Tomick
Caity Mac Fireland is back in the second book of Raedeke's Prophecy of Days series. In her continuing attempt to unite the Earth's youth against the Fraternitas—the oppressive Shadow Government operated by the world's elite—Caity travels across the world decoding mysterious symbols of ancient cultures. Caity is quick and clever, loving and trusting her parents and the adults who support her while maintaining a distrust of new or unseen authority. The Serpent's Coil unfolds in a fascinating array of cultural, historical, and astronomic information, and readers will be easily engrossed by Caity's adventures and discoveries. Nonetheless, young readers should maintain a critical attitude toward the information Raedeke presents, as much of the novel challenges the line between fact and faith. Reviewer: Jonathan Tomick

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738715773
Publisher:
North Star Editions
Publication date:
07/08/2011
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.19(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Christy Raedeke is many things, among them an award-winning writer and avid adventurer.

Raedeke's love of mysticism and thirst for ancient knowledge has taken her around the world. She has trekked in the Himalayas, floated down the River Ganges, explored the catacombs under Paris and Rome, studied feng shui in Kuala Lumpur, cloistered at an hermitage in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, spent Halloween in a 16th century Scottish castle, and gone looking for shaman among the Mayan ruins of the Yucatan.

Raedeke was the 2008 recipient of the Edna L. Holmes Fellowship in Young Readers Literature from Oregon Literary Arts and her writing for young adults has earned several awards and accolades. She is a member of the PEN America Center and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

When not globetrotting, Raedeke lives with her family in Oregon. Prophecy of Days is her debut novel.

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The Serpent's Coil: Prophecy of Days - Book 2 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nikkayme More than 1 year ago
Picking up directly where The Daykeeper's Grimoire left off, The Serpent's Coil finds Caity in even deeper water and the stakes are even higher. As with its predecessor, this second book in the Prophecy of Days series is chock full of some of the most intelligent storytelling I've ever had the pleasure of reading. There were moments that I had to reread sections, just so I could completely comprehend what was happening. This isn't a bad thing though. With information about the Mayan calendar, ancient cultures, philosophy, religion, and even astronomy, The Serpent's Coil is vast in its subject matter, but entirely plausible. I'm truly astonished with the amount research Christy Raedeke must have put into this series; not only that, but Raedeke breaks it down for the reader to understand and really get. In the short span between books, Caity has grown so much. Learning about the Mayan calendar and the prophecy that comes with her heritage has made Caity a much more mature character, but she still has that zeal of innocence to her that makes her quite endearing. Mr. Papers is back too, which will forever be a great thing because cute, super smart monkeys that communicate with origami are always made of win. Getting to know Caity's friend Justine is like walking in on the epitome of best friendom. And, of course the possibility of a romance with Scottish lad Alex still lingers in the air, but the best thing about it, is that it never controls the story. Caity's tale isn't about her relationship with a boy or even her relationship with her best friend; it's about so much more and I hope many more people give this series a shot. Christy Raedeke has another winner with The Serpent's Coil. The mythology/history that she described in The Daykeeper's Grimoire is expanded upon and she delves much deeper into her characters. I have a feeling that readers will be pleasantly surprised by how stimulating the Prophecy of Days series can be. It's a little bit mystery, a little bit conspiracy, and a lot of story. Readers who love a well-told, complex story, will adore this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago