York: The Shadow Cipher

By | November 24, 2017
York: The Shadow Cipher Author Laura Ruby
ISBN-10 0062306936
ISBN-13 9780062306937
Year 2017-05-16
Pages 496
Language English
Publisher Walden Pond Press
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The first book in an exciting new series that s great for fans of steampunk history mystery and magic Let the puzzles begin Brightly com From National Book Award finalist and Printz Award winner Laura Ruby comes an epic alternate history series about three kids who try to solve the greatest mystery of the modern world a puzzle and treasure hunt laid into the very streets and buildings of New York City It was 1798 when the Morningstarr twins arrived in New York with a vision for a magnificent city towering skyscrapers dazzling machines and winding train lines all running on technology no one had ever seen before Fifty seven years later the enigmatic architects disappeared leaving behind for the people of New York the Old York Ciphera puzzle laid into the shining city they constructed at the end of which was promised a treasure beyond all imagining By the present day however the puzzle has never been solved and the greatest mystery of the modern world is little more than a tourist attraction Tess and Theo Biedermann and their friend Jaime Cruz live in a Morningstarr apartmentuntil a real estate developer announces that the city has agreed to sell him the five remaining Morningstarr buildings Their likely destruction means the end of a dream long held by the people of New York And if Tess Theo and Jaime want to save their home they have to prove that the Old York Cipher is real Which means they have to solve it

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