Star of Stone (Century Quartet, Book 2)
within the moment installment of the Century Quartet, Italian writer P. D. Baccalario maintains the secret that would take 4 towns and 4 awesome young children to solve.
Four teenagers. A wood most sensible. and 4 postcards with mystery instructions.
New York urban, March 15
Another mysterious artifact reunites Harvey from manhattan, Elettra from Rome, Mistral from Paris, and Sheng from Shanghai of their try to retailer the realm. once they meet those that knew Alfred Van Der Berger, the murdered professor who despatched them on their quest in Rome, they become aware of that the problem is much from over. And after they find a sequence of 4 postcards written in code years in the past by means of the professor himself, their future turns into even clearer.
The playing cards ship the youngsters everywhere big apple urban, via previous libraries and deserted tunnels, looking for the famous person of Stone, an historic item essentially attached to the earth. yet a brand new set of villains, predators of new york nightlife, will do something to prevent them....
…” Egon Nose’s cane prods the pigeon over again. “I’ll name it ‘new news.’ Our guy has made a circulate. the next day to come at 4. on the Montauk membership. Does that suggest whatever to you?” now not watching for a solution, the lord of latest York nightlife we could out another lengthy sigh. “Oh, how may well you recognize approximately it, because you by no means go away that skyscraper of yours? The Montauk is a historical membership in Brooklyn. An outdated, decadent Italian American club.” “Send someone,” the voice at the different facet of the area.
Aren’t tops. Their genuine identify is iynges.” “Iynges?” Vladimir starts to paraphrase from the e-book through the Byzantine student. “Within each one best is a golden sphere with a worthy gem inside it. as soon as solid, the head mimics the bellowing of the primordial bull and is inspired by way of the rotation of the celestial orbs.” “Golden spheres? important gems?” Ermete asks. “Bellowing of the primordial bull? Celestial orbs?” Harvey says. The antiques broker rests the e-book at the workbench and stares on the.
Shouting!” nostril snaps. “Aren’t you already ashamed adequate, being kept by way of a pack of little brats?” Sheng rubs his chin, looking for at the least a bit stubble to teach his adversary. “Get out of here!” Ermete shouts the instant he catches his breath. “Don’t provide him the map! Get out, now! He isn’t going to—” A kick makes him gulp again his final phrases. Dr. nostril friends at him with disgust. “Such a sorry excuse for a guy. younger Miller, I’m no longer so yes saving him is worthy all this attempt. yet inform.
“Just a moment,” he says. the opposite 3 young children stick to Harvey. The aisles intersect one another like strands in a spiderweb. At every one intersection, the youngsters discover a leading quantity displaying them the way in which. from time to time it leads them to stairs taking place, in order that they pass downstairs. The advisor with bleached hair follows them, panting, protesting and searching round nervously, yet he isn’t truly courageous adequate to forestall them. “If they capture you down here,” he repeats at each flip, “they’ll hearth me.” “They won’t.
a fashion out of here,” Harvey says beside him. He pushes the vines apart and grabs Sheng’s arm. “Come on. stick to me.” “Which way?” “In this course. i believe it’s the perfect one.” “How are you able to tell?” “The voice of the Earth simply instructed me so.” Sheng tugs on his friend’s arm, preventing him. He switches on his digicam, which begins up with a high-pitched whine. “The flash,” he explains. “We can use it to work out something….” A moment later, a burst of white gentle fills the room. With Harvey major the.