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The Cydonian Pyramid
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The Cydonian Pyramid
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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.

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.

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About the Author-
  • 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.

Reviews-
  • School Library Journal

    June 1, 2013

    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

    Copyright 2013 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • Kirkus

    Starred review from April 1, 2013
    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)

    COPYRIGHT(2013) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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