Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow - James Rollins

Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow

By James Rollins

  • Release Date: 2009-04-28
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
Score: 4.5
From 86 Ratings


When a mysterious envelope arrives for Jake Ransom, he and his older sister, Kady, are plunged into a gripping chain of events. An artifact found by their parents—on the expedition from which they never returned—leads Jake and Kady to a strange world inhabited by a peculiar mix of long-lost civilizations, a world that may hold the key to their parents' disappearance.

But even as they enter the gate to this extraordinary place, savage grackyls soar across the sky, diving to attack. Jake's new friends, the pretty Mayan girl Marika and the Roman Pindor, say the grackyls were created by an evil alchemist—the Skull King. And as Jake struggles to find a way home, it becomes obvious that what the Skull King wants most is Jake and Kady—dead or alive.


  • Excellent

    By Samm.1
    My kids loved this book and so did I !!!! James Rollins never disappoints.
  • Love this author!!!!!!!

    By The Brunette23
    I originally bought this book for my nephew because I love James Rollins' adult series and novels. My nephew loved it so much that he insisted I read so that we could read the next one in the series together.
  • Amazing

    By Xander Lamb
    This book is amazing if you like mystery and scary stuff this your book!
  • Awesome book for boys!

    By Moondahgi
    We read these adventure books at our camp outs. Jake is cool.