2012: The Crystal Skull by Manda Scott (*16 years and over)


Title: 2012: The Crystal Skull.

Author: Manda Scott.

Year of Publication: 2008 (UK).

Publisher: Bantam Books (UK).

Website: www.mandascott.co.uk

Format: Available in paperback, an ebook, and an audiobook.

Cost for Paperback (RRP): £6.99 (UK).

Age Range: I suggest from about 16 up, if you’re younger than this I suggest asking your parents first.


When Stella Cody discovers an ancient crystal skull that has been missing for nearly 500 years, she enters into a secret, which will either save or destroy the world. She and her lover Kit have just days to figure out a prophecy foreseeing the end of the world, and how to use the Crystal Skull to stop it.

But they’re not the only ones after the Skull and the secrets it contains, and the people who are hot an their heals have proven they are prepared to kill for it, making the task ahead for Cody and Kit even more desperate.

Set mostly in a fictional Oxford University college, and underground caves in Yorkshire, this book does have an Indiana Jones feel to it, especially as both have drawn from the same myth. So it’s a must read for any of you adventure fans out there.


“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist.



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