The Purloined Pictograph by Terry Marchion explores what may have happened to the first settlers, called the Mayflower people, of an alternate colonized like earth. When a treasured artifact is mysteriously stolen, Christopher and Tremain join forces again to visit the dig site where the artifact was originally found. But what surprises may be lurking inside there?
This is the second book in the exciting action-adventure series following Tremain and his nephew, Christopher, though it can be read without needing prior knowledge of the previous book. Fans of Indiana Jones movie series and the Uncharted video game series will find this series both enjoyable, containing danger, unexpected visitors, some violence and nail-biting puzzles needing to be solved in order to avoid the danger awaiting for them.
The only issue I stumbled upon other than finding a couple extra words and misspellings, was the formatting in some of the chapters in the kindle edition. POV of multiple characters would be all shoved together in the same paragraph, making it very difficult to understand and follow.
Overall, this is a delightful tale that is appropriate for middle-grade readers.
My rating: 4 out of 5 stars