Transport yourself back in time for another adventure in the ongoing saga that began with Tennis Shoes Among The Nephites and Gadiatons And The Silver Sword Join Jim Hawkins as he embarks upon his most difficult and perilous quest a quest for survival against unseen enemies A quest to solve the deepening mystery of the disappearance of his sister, Jennifer, and his old friend Garth Plimpton Jim, no the father of two teenage daughters and a ten year old son all as stubborn and self willed as he ever was must battle the forces of an old and secret adversary set on destroying his very existence Once again Jim must descend through the mysterious passages of Frost Cave and the Rainbow Room, only to emerge with his family in a land and time teetering on the brink of ultimate destruction The time just prior to the Savior s appearance in the new world the time of the Feathered Serpent Easy and entertaining read The relationships and problems between the characters seemed real and relatable The author does a good job taking scriptural characters and expanding upon them within this fictional universe. Having looked through the reviews, all 18 pages of them, I ve found only 6 reviewers that rate this book below 3 I was kind of disappointed that there weren tSo let me just make it clear that this is aterriblebook.Heimerdinger split up the action in these books which required the use of two narrators But he doesn t do a very good job of giving the narrators different voices The problem is so bad that he has to use different type sets to distinguish between narrators and I still had Having looked through the reviews, all 18 pages of them, I ve found only 6 reviewers that rate this book below 3 I was kind of disappointed that there weren tSo let me just make it clear that this is aterriblebook.Heimerdinger split up the action in these books which required the use of two narrators But he doesn t do a very good job of giving the narrators different voices The problem is so bad that he has to use different type sets to distinguish between narrators and I still had a hard time telling them apart What makes it worse is that Heimerdinger appears to have one writing style, and that is first person omniscient So you get the story from the perspective of one person, but that one person knows all the details and thoughts of every person around him or her It really isn t a very impressive writing style.Another problem with this book is that is has the exact same plot progression as the books preceding it It was so sadly predictable that you could guess what was going to happen 30 pages ahead of yourself I also had a hard time deciding if Heimerdinger was trying to write a novel, a memoir, or a sermon And his commentary on religious topics is some of the worst I ve read It s endless babble and cliche and pure drudgery to read To sum up, this book is a half decent story line wrapped up in a bunch of reference to scripture, a little creative license, and mounds of religious cliche with very little substance Having said that, I doubt your typical 10 12 year old cares much about any of that, and it s probably a good book for kids that age to be reading But by the time you re 16, it s probably not worth the time I think this may be my favorite 2 books of the series as the family is thrust back in time to when Jesus visits the Nephites Amazing faith building story Do be aware that book 3 and 4 are part 1 and 2 of a story So you finish book 3 and basically NEED to read book 4 to find out what happens We LOVE the Tennis Shoes Among the Nephites Series Rob and I listened to it while we drove on any road trips when we were first married and we continued the traditions as we had our boys We recently sta I think this may be my favorite 2 books of the series as the family is thrust back in time to when Jesus visits the Nephites Amazing faith building story Do be aware that book 3 and 4 are part 1 and 2 of a story So you finish book 3 and basically NEED to read book 4 to find out what happens We LOVE the Tennis Shoes Among the Nephites Series Rob and I listened to it while we drove on any road trips when we were first married and we continued the traditions as we had our boys We recently started re listening to the series in November and are up to book 4 This is the first time our 8 year old remembers hearing them and he loves them The stories are old familiar friends to our older boys, who have read the books and listened to the audio books at least 3 or 4 times GREAT series for young and old alike I feel like it has helped my boys love the Gospel and really bring it to life for them 6 18 2017 This is the set up to my favorite book by Heimerdinger and, with its companion, it works better than any of the others I ve read so far.