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REVIEW: The Copernicus Legacy: The Serpent’s Curse by Tony Abbott

The Copernicus Legacy: The Serpent's Curse by Tony Abbott

The Copernicus Legacy is a quest to find the ancient Copernicus artifacts. Four kids named Darrel, Wade, Lily, and Becca are the ones trying to find the artifacts and obviously with a little help they will find them all. There are always some challenges and one of them is Galina Krause and her army of Teutonic knights. It’s a race for the artifacts!

I have read only the second book but found it easy to understand but I would recommend reading the first in the series. The first book must have contained more information about how their enemies were made. The beginning explained a lot about what had happened in the first book.

There are four main characters: Darrel, Wade, Lily and Becca. Darrel is Wade’s stepbrother and he more concerned about finding his mom than anything else. Wade has the same goal as his brother but he is also very focused on finding the artifacts. Lily likes to be in charge but not in  a way that would make their group fall apart. Lily and Becca are best friends. Becca is mostly worried that their nemesis–Galina Krause–will hurt her sister.

Lily is Wade’s cousin. One of their ancestors is Copernicus. He owed a number of artifacts and if they all were put together something unexplainable would happen–such as giving the owner a lot of power. It is not revealed in the book. Galina made them search out the artifacts because she wants them and they are trying to protect the artifacts to prevent Galina from taking control.

I did not like the fact though that there were some languages that I did not understand and that they somehow were not able to add in a translation. Some of the sentences in the book were very hard to understand you’d have to read it over and over again to make sure that you could understand but otherwise its great.

Now its time for the best parts, I thought that it was so funny when Wade always wanted to know what Becca’s opinion was even in times when it did not matter also during dangerous tasks. For example Terence-a helper, Wade, and Lily rolled down a hill and got onto a moving truck, Terence said. “Everyone thinks were crazy and that we should not be doing this.” Then Wade suddenly said, “What does Becca think?” Lily looks at him and says, “Seriously, Wade now!”

I enjoyed all the action and adventure in this book its just what grabbed me and pulled me in to reading it but what they talk about sometimes is really sad. It took place in Italy, New York, and Russia. I would rate this book a B+. Over all it was one of the best books ever. It pulled me in, and made me want to keep reading until I could stop.

Tot (Not a Tot anymore though)

(Posted by Jane)

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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Darlynne
    Aug 15, 2014 @ 16:17:18

    Nice review, Not-a-Tot any more. I like to read middle grade books myself and enjoyed learning about your experience of this one. I wonder if you liked it enough to go back and read the first in the series or whether the second book filled in the blanks sufficiently (I’m one of those people who prefer to start at the beginning). In any event, I look forward to more of your reviews.

  2. cleo
    Aug 15, 2014 @ 17:15:02

    Thanks for the review, (not a) tot. This sounds like a fun book.

  3. Sirius
    Aug 15, 2014 @ 20:30:47

    Not a Tot anymore, thanks so much for this review . I am going to get this book for my niece and I am sure may accidentally read a few pages myself :-).

  4. AnnaM
    Aug 16, 2014 @ 07:59:05

    Is Italian Spam called Spamoni?

    I am always looking for something my not-tots would like to read. I believe I will pick this up!

  5. Jane
    Aug 21, 2014 @ 20:40:08

    @AnnaM: We did not see any Italian Spam but we did see many cans of Spam and Pringles.

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