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The Dragon's Tooth by N.D. Wilson
For two years, Cyrus and Antigone Smith have run a sagging roadside motel with their older brother, Daniel. Nothing ever seems to happen. Then a strange old man with bone tattoos arrives, demanding a specific room.
Less than 24 hours later, the old man is dead. The motel has burned, and Daniel is missing. And Cyrus and Antigone are kneeling in a crowded hall, swearing an oath to an order of explorers who have long served as caretakers of the world's secrets, keepers of powerful relics from lost civilizations, and jailers to unkillable criminals who have terrorized the world for millennia.
I first heard about this a few days ago through a friend, and I can't wait to pick it up once work dies down a little. The summary is very intriguing, and I'm anticipating an action-packed middle grade adventure set in an intricately constructed world-- something along the lines of The Alchemyst or to a lesser extent The Children of the Lamp.
If your interest isn't already piqued, check out the awesome book trailer, which is definitely a cut above most that you'll find floating around the blogosphere. My aforementioned friend (the incredibly talented David Kong) actually worked on the trailer as assistant director, one of the camera operators, gaffer and VFX artist. (Yup, apparently college = meeting really cool people.)