The Ravens Of Solemano or The Order of The Mysterious Men in Black The Young Inventors Guild, Book #2 By Eden Unger Bowditch ISBN# 9781610881043 http://www.younginventorsguild.com/
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It has been mere days since the brilliant children of the Young Inventors Guild escaped from the clutches of the horrible Komar Romak.
They’ve escaped with their lovely and caring schoolteacher, Miss Brett; with their long-absent parents; and with their bizarre captors, protectors, or both–the mysterious men in black. And now they travel by train, destined for parts unknown.
But a note torn from the hand of a dead man in a New York tunnel guarantees that safety is an illusion. When the children’s world is blown apart, life will never be the same again.
Soon, the children–Jasper and little Lucy Modest, from London, England; Wallace Banneker, from New York, United States; Noah Canto-Sagas, from Toronto, Canada; and Faye Vigyanveta, from Delhi, India–find themselves in the ancient Italian village of Solemano, deep in a mystery that spans centuries. As they inch toward the truth of the men in black and the secrets they keep, one terrible fact remains:
Komar Romak is still out there. He’s still after them, for reasons they can’t even begin to imagine.
And he knows exactly where they are . . .
From the rolling plains of America to the wide-open waters of the Atlantic, through the Strait of Gibraltar to a remarkable village in the hills of Abruzzo, Italy, The Ravens of Solemano or The Order of the Mysterious Men in Black, the second book of Eden Unger Bowditch’s Young Inventors Guild trilogy, is an adventure like no other, as the children draw ever closer to the answers to the mysteries that surround them.(Amazon)
The story continues with the children travelling endlessly on a train to their next unknown destination. Again, they are kept completely in the dark about what their parents are up to. I enjoyed this book but felt that parts of it tended to drag. I enjoyed the kids standing up for themselves to their parents. They deserve to be kept aware of what is going on even if they can’t be told everything. We learned quite a bit more about the men in black in this story. And Komar Romak. The mystery is slowly unraveling. We also meet a few new characters who play key roles in this chapter of the story. The children behave more as average children and become more likable in this chapter as well. Miss Brett also has a larger role. Overall this was an enjoyable book even though it did drag in parts. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series and find out how it all ends. And discover what exactly they parents are up to.