Four kids. Four cities. And the fate of the world at stake.
Seemingly brought together by coincidence Harvey, Mistral, Sheng and Elettra discover that they are part of an ancient mystery that must be resolved every hundred years. If they fail, disaster awaits. They’ll need each other to survive and succeed – their lives depend on it. Written by Italian author Pierdomenico Baccalario, this series is filled with history, mystery, action, danger, and friendship and makes for an exciting journey around the globe. MR-5/6
Ring of Fire (Century Quartet, Book 1) – A strange mix-up in hotel reservations bring Harvey from New York, Mistral from Paris and Sheng from Shanghai to Elettra’s family hotel in Rome, where they all have to share a room. Stranger yet the kids discover they all have the same unique birthday. Is their meeting really just coincidence? Then, a mysterious man asks them to take care of a briefcase for him. But when the mystery man winds up murdered, things take a decidedly sinister turn. Now there is no going back, for once the four new friends open the briefcase and begin the hunt for the Ring of Fire – a centuries old center of power – they’ll travel throughout Rome’s most secret places on a life or death mission relying on their wits and each other to survive.
Century #2: Star of Stone – Reunited in New York the four friends discover that the professor who sent them all over Rome isnt’ done yet. This time a series of coded postcards provide the clues necessary to send Harvey, Mistral, Elettra and Shang throughout hidden New York City on a quest of the Star of the Stone – another ancient and powerful object. However, new threats are at every turn and this quest will be anything but easy.
Century #3: City of Wind – This time it’s Paris, Mistral’s home turf! A gift from a friend of Harvey’s father turns out to be the key to unlocking the mystery to yet a third object of power. The gift, a clock once owned by Napoleon, takes the four friends throughout Paris’ museums and famous churches on a race to discover its hidden secrets. But this time they’re not alone, and someone sinister is keeping an eye on their every move.
Century #4: Dragon of Seas – Across Shanghai the four friends, led by Shang, search for the fourth and final piece of the puzzle to save the world – for at least another century. With only an odd collection of seemingly useless items to help in their quest for the Pearl of the Sea Dragon, the kids begin to rely on strange visions that Shang is having, which lead them throughout the city on their final quest – for they will succeed or surely perish as the danger is the worst they’ve faced yet!