The Cydonian Pyramid (Klaatu Diskos Series #2)

The Cydonian Pyramid (Klaatu Diskos Series #2)

by Pete Hautman


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The much-anticipated sequel to The Obsidian Blade transports readers to the terrifying and thrilling world of Lah Lia, the enigmatic girl who changed Tucker Feye’s life.

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. In this second volume of the Klaatu Diskos trilogy, Tucker Feye and Lah Lia each hurtle through time, relating their stories in alternating viewpoints that converge at crucial moments. Fans of the first adventure will be intrigued by the chance to see the world through Lah Lia’s eyes — no matter how disturbing the vision might be.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763654047
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 05/14/2013
Series: Klaatu Diskos Series , #2
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile: HL690L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Pete Hautman is the author of many books for young adults and adults, including the National Book Award winner Godless, and The Big Crunch, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award. About The Cydonian Pyramid, he says, “I could never resist a tough, spunky, conflicted heroine. Following Lahlia through the diskos was an incredible journey. She still scares me a little.” Pete Hautman splits his time between Wisconsin and Minnesota.

I grew up in a large family in a little house with a lot of books and paintings on the inside and a big woods on the outside. I wanted to be an artist like my mom, and I loved comics, so I decided to be a comic-book artist. After a few years of trying to draw comics I realized that I wasn’t very good at drawing, so I decided to write books. It took a long time for me to figure out how to do it. I spent thirty years doing other things sign painting, printing, pineapple cutting, tire repair, graphic design, and building cabinets. Finally, at age thirty-seven, I figured out that if I wanted to write books, I had to plant my butt in a chair and write. Every day.

About My Work:

It worked. Since then, I’ve written more than twenty-five novels, mostly for teens and younger readers. My biggest and most exciting project was The Klaatu Diskos, a time-travel trilogy that took more than a decade to write. When I started writing The Klaatu Diskos, I didn’t know how long it was going to be, how hard it would be, or how many years it would take. But if I had to do it over again — I wouldn’t change a thing. The final book in the trilogy, The Klaatu Terminus, was published in April 2014.

Three Things You Might Not Know About Me:

1. I am very disciplined; I take at least two naps every day, but never more than four.
2. My dog’s favorite thing in the world is to watch the toilet flush.
3. I wrote my first book at age eight. It was called My Autobiogrphy. It was a very short book.

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