Hello, Rapid-Fire Reader/Hunters! You have officially entered the dangerous territory of the hunt for the legacies of the crown. Be sure to move swiftly through the clues and sites (there are three others) and avoid Alec and his team. At each site, note WHOSE SITE you’re at and WHAT LEGACY (gem) they’re protecting. Retrieve the clues and RTB (return to base), then comment below with the appropriate information.
- Lapis Lazuli bronze cuff
- Jasper Ring
- Onyx keychain
- Carnelian amulet
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CROWN OF SOULS Excerpt:
Qal’at Sherqat, Iraq
“You call this a fail?” Tzivia spun. “It’s not like in the movies. Archaeology takes time, Tox. We can’t just randomly find a script then—ta-da!—we magically discover the hiding place or location of the artifact referenced.”
“Worked for Indiana Jones,” Thor muttered.
Tox eyed the text. Scanned the room. Noted Haven. “How long?”
Irritation bled from Tzivia. “As long as it takes.”
Getting mad wouldn’t help. And there was no point. Anger didn’t net results. It just meant more frustration. They needed a game plan. If they got organized, they could get out quicker. “How do we help?”
“Unless you can reach ancient Akkadian or Sumerian or Assyrian . . .”
“I took two semesters of Spanish,” Thor offered.
“French, Spanish, and German,” Maangi said.
“Overachiever,” Thor threw back.
“It’s called intelligence.”
“Keep telling yourself that.” Thor shook his head.
Tox noticed Haven had stopped moving. She stared at the giant winged bulls with human heads. He made his way over. “You okay?”
She nodded but didn’t say anything. Didn’t move.
Tzivia called form the corner, “They’re lamassu, protective celestial beings placed at the entrances to palaces.”
Notable: Lamassu – This past September, Ronie and her husband visited The Met in New York City. In there Assyrian museum, there are many artifacts from the time periods focused on in CROWN OF SOULS, including the incredible lamassu, which were excavated from Nimrud (ancient Kalhu).
Legacy: black onyx
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