Ring of Fire (Century Quartet, Book 1)
Every hundred years, 4 childrens from 4 towns needs to keep the world.
Rome, December 29.
A mix-up with their reservations forces Harvey from manhattan, Mistral from Paris, and Sheng from Shanghai to percentage a room with the inn owner’s daughter, Elettra. The 4 young children detect an awesome coincidence—they all have birthdays on February 29, jump Day. That evening, an odd guy offers them a briefcase and asks them to keep up it till he returns. quickly in a while, the guy is murdered.
The little ones open the briefcase. In it they discover a sequence of clues that take all of them over Rome, via dusty libraries and darkish catacombs, looking for the elusive Ring of fireplace, an historical item so robust that legend says even a Roman emperor couldn’t keep an eye on it.
In the 1st e-book of the Century quartet, Italian writer P. D. Baccalario starts off a secret that might take 4 towns and 4 striking young children to solve.
From the Hardcover edition.
“Just like every thing else we’ve learn to date. It doesn’t suggest a thing.” “But if it says you can use a map to discover the way in which there … good, he did go away us a map,” Mistral issues out. “But what sort of a map is it, besides? It’s only a hunk of wood,” says Harvey. “Isn’t there the rest within the journal?” Elettra shakes her head. “I don’t imagine so. apart from … let’s see … those appear like telephone numbers, partly crossed out … ‘Ilda, information, 06543804. Orsenigo, dentist, 18671903.’ ” announcing.
Squashing anything lower than the heels of his boots. He attempts to scrub them in a snowbank, yet in any case he offers up. “What a dump!” Beatrice switches on her car’s blinkers. “Should we cross up and take a look?” Jacob Mahler shakes his head. “The folks will go.” He nods to Little Linch, who follows at the back of him, trotting like a wild boar. Beatrice doesn’t breathe. She glares at Mahler’s again. “Keep the engine running,” the hit guy orders her. Then he slides the top of his bow into the lock,.
Already knew approximately it, you spot? He requested me how I understood that.” Elettra continues to be silent. It’s too darkish for her to work out what’s contained in the trunk. All she will be able to make out is a few writing engraved within the lid: ORSENIGO 1867-1903. The identify earrings a bell, yet she doesn’t comprehend what it capability. possibly she’s obvious it within the professor’s notes … one of many many stuff he’d scribbled in his magazine that Mistral copied down. however the unusual familiarity of the identify makes her middle beat quicker. The Gypsy increases her.
She doesn’t recognize what to do. All she understands is that she did the fitting factor. She reaches the Tiber, drives over Ponte Quattro Capi and takes the line alongside Piramide. From there, she drives all the way down to the Colosseum, looking for the lighting fixtures of through del Corso and the noise of bars. It’s virtually dead night, the top of a really attempting New Year’s Eve. She clicks at the radio and turns up the quantity, hoping it is going to sit back her. the town lighting move whizzing by way of. She enjoys the feeling of the line zipping alongside.
You aside, think me. rather the opposite.” “Just fake I didn’t even say it.” “Okay,” Elettra says, altering the topic, “so what does your mom do?” “She works with perfume,” Mistral explains. “That is, she makes it.” “She makes body spray? How?” “Oh, confidently I’ll research that after I’m older. you want to visit a unique tuition. the single i would like to visit is named overseas Flavors and Fragrances.” “You suggest there are body spray schools?” “In France, yes.” “And where’s the only you.