Jake Atlas and the Tomb of the Emerald Snake

(2 reviews with an average rating of 3 out of 5)

Publisher: Walker Books

Jake Atlas stakes his claim as a young Indiana Jones on the very first page when we meet our hero in a rather breathtaking situation - as he’s buried alive in a tunnel in the desert.

It all begins when light-fingered Jake lifts a tablet computer from an airport shop, and ends when he’s on the run from an evil cult that want to turn his parents into mummies. Jake is part of an elite treasure hunting team, and the search for the tomb of the Emerald Snake is on...

Rob Lloyd Jones is author of the fantastic Wild Boy books, but he’s swapped freak shows for treasure hunts in this fast-paced adventure. Young readers will love the natural-born troublemaker Jake: he’s fun, charismatic and fearless. Some might also sympathise with secret-genius sister Pan. 

Rip-roaring action like this feels like it harks back to a more traditional idea of an adventure story, but it’s a high-tech and up-to-the-minute modern take.

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