My sister gave me this as a gift last Christmas, and I’ve just finished reading it now. It’s such fun – riddles within riddles. The descendants of John Dee pass down a secret from generation to generation. No one has solved it before, and now Alex and Lucy are racing to find it before the bad guys do.
I love books about Shakespeare and Elizabethan England, so I wish there had been more about John Dee in the book. But I think Ms. Hardie was assuming that if we wanted to know more, we’d do our own research.
This sets the tone for me to read Dan Brown’s new book, so I’ll let you know what I think of it soon (my son loved it).