Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Alfred Kropp: The Seal of Solomon

Alfred Kropp: The Seal of Solomon

Rick Yancey
Fiction  Series
For ages 12 and up
Bloomsbury , 2007   ISBN: 978-1599902777

Since he got home after literally saving the world,Alfred Kropp has had a rather hard time of it. Now that his uncle is dead Alfred is alone in the world and he is living in a foster home with many other children. He is bullied at school, and he has even been sent to see a psychiatrist who thinks poor Alfred is a real mental case.

Then a lawyer for Alfred's dead father turns up, and Alfred learns that he has inherited a very large fortune. Alfred's foster father promptly decides that he is going to adopt Alfred. Alfred is determined that such a thing is not going to happen and he starts to plan his escape. Just before Alfred can run away he is kidnapped by a former agent of OIPEP, the organization Alfred got tangled up with on his last adventure. The agent, Mike, is going to kill Alfred when another OIPEP agent rescues him.

Once he is rescued Alfred expects to be released, but he is not. Instead the OIPEP takes him to the Middle East. There Alfred learns that his kidnapper also stole two very dangerous artifacts from the OIPEP vaults: the Seals of Solomon. Long long ago a horde of terrible demons was contained inside one of the seals and it is feared that Mike will free the demons.

Unfortunately for everyone this is exactly what happens, and Alfred Kropp finds himself once again facing the possible end of the world.

In this second Alfred Kropp title Rick Yancy takes his accidental hero on another wild adventure. The story is a fantasy and thriller rolled into one, and absolutely no aspect of the story is predictable. Instead readers will find themselves going from high to low moments and then back to high ones. For readers who enjoy reading about the paranormal, this title is sure to please.