I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Cydonian Pyramid by Pete Hautman
Series: The Klaatu Diskos #2
Published by Candlewick Press on 5-14-2013
Genres: Adventure, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Young Adult
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The much-anticipated sequel to The Obsidian Blade transports readers to the terrifying and thrilling world of Lah Lia, the enigmatic girl who changed Tucker Feye’s life.
More than half a millennium in the future, in the shadow of the looming Cydonian Pyramid, a pampered girl named Lah Lia has been raised for one purpose: to be sacrificed through one of the mysterious diskos that hover over the pyramid’s top. But just as she is about to be killed, a strange boy appears from the diskos, providing a cover of chaos that allows her to escape and launching her on a time-spinning journey in which her fate is irreversibly linked to his. In this second volume of the Klaatu Diskos trilogy, Tucker Feye and Lah Lia each hurtle through time, relating their stories in alternating viewpoints that converge at crucial moments. Fans of the first adventure will be intrigued by the chance to see the world through Lah Lia’s eyes — no matter how disturbing the vision might be.
The Cydonian Pyramid is the sequel to The Obsidian Blade. In this book we get to see things from both Lah Lia’s perspective, and from Tucker Feye’s perspective as they both travel through time (separately).
I liked this book a lot better than the first one. The story telling and writing are much better. The story focuses solely on Tucker and Lia, so we didn’t have to deal with the really crappy characters like Father September or Master Gheen. We get to learn a bit more though about the Yars and the Boggs, the creation of the Klaatu, and a lot more. There isn’t this anti-Christianity theme thrown in your face either like the entire first book was. It really just picks up from the first book and continues non-stop action to the end. It has an interesting and thought-provoking take on changing the past, paradoxes, and the like. For example, the Klaatu created the Diskos, and the Diskos created the Klaatu.
So anyway, I pretty much despised the first book but I decided to read this since the publisher sent it to me. I’m glad I did as it was an enjoyable and fast-paced read and I really enjoyed getting to know Tucker and Lia better.