The Defenders (The Magic Shop) (Volume 2)
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When Alec Gavins and his friends investigate a Native American archaeological site in northern Arizona, they find an ancient metal statue where no such artifact should exist. This statue proves to be a clue that leads to evidence of an ancient, high-tech civilization. Alec and his friends must master the ancient technology to save the Earth from destruction.
started laughing, and we all joined in. “So are all these pictures Anasazi?” I asked. The rock face was totally covered with pictures, ranging from six inches to about ten feet tall. Megan replied, “This could predate the Anasazi. There were groups we call the Basketweavers throughout this area before 1000 A.D. We believe they evolved into the Anasazi and possibly other pueblo people, such as the Mogollans.” Marina was puzzled. “But you think that the location we’re looking for is from a long
my own idea of course.” Marina chimed in: “Okay, Uncle Zack. I know when you’re holding out on us. Give.” Zack smiled and said, “All right, here goes. Magic is moving energy around through the power of the mind.” That sort of made sense to me, for a moment. But the more I looked at it, the twistier it got. “Wait a minute,” I said. “That’s it? But that could mean just about anything!” “Well, not anything,” replied Zack, “but it encompasses a whole lot of things. Every day, we move energy
exciting stuff for a graduate student, which was why Kelly was here at two in the morning on a Saturday night. It was the only time this particular telescope was available. She’d just come back from a jolt of strong coffee and gone directly to the newest batch of photos. She was about to become famous. Holding one of the new prints to the light, she looked, shook her head to clear it, then looked again. “Oh my god!” Her boss, Anton Lepescu, on loan from Boston University, was groggy when he
one could explain the eight foot, man-shaped hole in the wall of the lab. Cox stayed on, but his career chances were now viewed as very limited. * * * * For herself, Megan was planning a return visit to both the cave under Malta and to the cave where we found Horus. That underground chamber really has her curious. Zack and John Stormwalker are going to accompany her. There’s no way she’s going to make that find public until she investigates it fully. I’m almost afraid to see what else she
pancratium.” “Pancratium?” “Yeah, it was an unarmed combat style the ancient Greeks used. I guess it predates kung fu by centuries. Alexander died in 323 B.C. I have no clear idea of when the Shaolin monastery started doing its thing, but I think it was after the time of Christ.” “I think you’re probably right. Sensei O’Donnel would know. He’s into martial arts and military history. So what’s it like being possessed?” “You don’t feel any different. All of a sudden, you have memories and