At age fifteen, Jon holds many medals in archery, fencing and martial arts. But none of these medals will prepare him for the dangers he will face alone in the dark, damp cisterns of the Egyptian city of Alexandria, and in the mysterious labyrinths beneath the ancient city of Atlantis in 1198 BC.
Tzehru, Tuscan Seer
“In the bowels of Atlantis there is a place guarded by those of the future. In that place the past and future come together with great force,” says Tzehru. “It is a place of timelessness. There, only the Keys can save you. Cleave together or you will not survive. Hear Me: I have warned you! If you still want to go there, then you shall go now!”
Command Trireme Artemis
With a fleet of only seventeen triremes, the Command Trireme Artemis will battle against 200 Armada ships at the gates to Atlantis. “We go to War!” shouted BlackHeart as Jon lifted his bow and arrow and the drums beat the rhythm for the three decks of oarsmen below.
The high arched bridge that connected the last ring of land to the mainland of Atlantis was covered end-to-end with tall condominiums. The housing structures were all joined with common walls. Small boats navigated the waterways between the landmasses.
Famous Crystal Skull
With heat resistive gloves, he lifted the ball from the water. But it wasn’t a ball. Something was attached…something strangely shaped like a…“A skull,” exclaimed Jon. “It’s the famous Crystal Skull!”
KEYS TO ATLANTIS
Though no one, including Jon Sinclair himself, knew who Jon really was, his enemies already had begun to surface. Read Excerpt.
MetaMetrics Lexile Reading Score Measurement: 900L
Amazon: 5 star ratings from readers. See readers’ comments.
Goodreads: 4 star ratings from readers
Recipient Starred Review and Kirkus Reviews: BEST OF 2012 award.
Judge, 22nd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards, November 5, 2014:
“Your pacing overall is nice; this thing really clips along, and you
are using scenes, with action and dialogue to take us on a journey
with Jon, experiencing it right along with the characters…So, thank
you for standing out from the crowd!”
Alexis Burling (for The B&N Parents and Educators.
Blog—May 31, 2012) Book Review by Alexis Burling/BlackHeart’s Legacy by Sally Copus
“… I will also admit that every so often, I come across a self-published novel (young adult and adult alike) or work of nonfiction that completely wows me with its put-togetherness (yes, I know that isn’t a word). Some are even on par with, if not better than, many of the books that wind up on bookstore and library shelves via the traditional publishing path. BlackHeart’s Legacy by Sally Copus is one such novel and, lucky for you, it lands right smack in middle-grade territory…”
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