The Stone Testament

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A crying statue. A bleeding crucifix. Around the globe, strange signs point to the end of days. Our world is unravelling.

As foretold in ancient texts, and marked by the Mayan Long Count, time has nearly run out. Foreshadowed by a sequence of bizarre phenomena and natural disasters, the End Time is fast approaching. Only Abraham Black has the knowledge to stop this from happening, ancient wisdom inherited from those who have gone before him: Edwardian scholar, Aurel Lockwood and...

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Overview

A crying statue. A bleeding crucifix. Around the globe, strange signs point to the end of days. Our world is unravelling.

As foretold in ancient texts, and marked by the Mayan Long Count, time has nearly run out. Foreshadowed by a sequence of bizarre phenomena and natural disasters, the End Time is fast approaching. Only Abraham Black has the knowledge to stop this from happening, ancient wisdom inherited from those who have gone before him: Edwardian scholar, Aurel Lockwood and American adventurer, Brice Ambrose Stone. With the help of his son, Adam, suicide cult survivor, Zillah, and streetwise Kris, he hopes to outwit the sinister forces ranged against him before it is too late.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

The end of the world is near, and only three teenagers can save it from destruction: Zillah, survivor of a cult mass suicide; Adam, ward of a sinister religious order; and street kid Kris. Guiding them is the strange notebook of Brice Ambrose Stone, whose early 20th-century explorations of the American West provide necessary clues to travel back in time and prevent contemporary disaster. Though this book was written for a YA audience, Rees's (www.celiarees.com) complex blend of nasty villains, occult mythology, archaeology, and adventure will hold the interest of older listeners as well. Actor Colin Moody's skillful performance clarifies multiple viewpoints and settings. Recommended. [Audio clip available through www.bolinda.com; four of Rees's previous titles are also available from Bolinda.—Ed.]—Janet Martin, Southern Pines P.L., NC


—Janet Martin
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—Celia Rees's fantasy (Scholastic, 2007) is a multilayered tale based on the mythology of the Mayan Long Count. To stop the End Time that is fast approaching, three young people must travel back in time to save the world. Zillah is the lone person to escape the mass suicide of the cult of the Sixth Dawn. Adam, an orphan boy who enters the hospital for surgery on his leg, finds his long lost father. Kris is a street kid who hangs around the Temple where a mysterious religious group congregates. After Adam reads the Stone Testament, written by Rice Ambrose Stone, an American adventurer who studied the occult, he realizes that they are in grave danger. When he is released from the hospital, Adam and his father go into hiding and recruit the other young people, while devising a clandestine plan to save the world. Australian actor Colin Moody does a great job of infusing his reading with drama and suspense, and he creates unique voices for the many characters. While the plot is complex, fans of J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and Phillip Pullman will enjoy this tale.—Jo-Ann Carhart, East Islip Public Library, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781743139790
  • Publisher: Bolinda Audio
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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