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Book Review | The Buried City A Tale of Two Time Zones by Judy Brulo

I’ve started to notice that as Mason gets older he’s enjoying books a lot more and will sit to read to himself for a little while. He still really enjoys discovering books with me and is happy for us to read together. Mason is definitely more open to giving anything a try and if he enjoys it then great but if not we know what to avoid. We were kindly sent a copy of Judy Brulo’s *The Buried City A Tale of Two Time Zones to review.

The Blurb:

Only one day after the life-threatening Swords in the Sky adventure, Griff challenges Luke with yet another thrilling quest. The stormwater in the Domed Burial Chamber has finally drained away, causing cavernous cracks to open up in its mosaic floor. Despite this apparent disaster, these deep fissures reveal Vulture Island’s most intriguing secret.


To unearth this secret, Griff leads Luke back one thousand two hundred years BC to the long-lost Mycenaean City of Kouklion – The Buried City. What will they find there? “The Buried City, Luke: that is where it begins to begin”


About The Author:

Judy Brulo grew up in Shepshed, Leicestershire. She studied at the Guildhall School of Music, London and went on to work as a professional violist and teacher.


Her love of writing emerged through the need to create material for her Early Years music groups. Then, along came the real inspiration: grandchildren, Kaia and Taio, for whom she wrote stories on almost a weekly basis.


Judy lived in Cambridge for many years, before moving to Cyprus for six years. She now lives in Warwickshire and spends her time writing and presenting Reading-Music-Action sessions.

The Review:

We absolutely love how mysterious and intriguing the front cover looks. It’s really eye-catching and I can see a lot of independent readers choosing this book.  Mason is 9 and is reading much more independently, but we do have evenings where we read together. I have to say I’ve quite enjoyed reading along and hearing the story. This isn’t something we would have picked ourselves but we’re so glad we got the chance to read this book.


We haven’t read the other books from the Vulture Island series but since reading this prequel, we’d love to read them as we really enjoyed this. It’s a  fast-paced story and really easy to get into. The Vulture Island Trilogy is for young readers aged 8 to 12 years old.


The books aim to gently educate children about conservation while entertaining them with an adventure story. The main characters in the Vulture Island series are Griff, a Griffon Vulture who challenges Luke, a 10-year-old boy, to investigate the mysteries of Vulture Island. The gorgeously illustrated pages that accompany the book also add to the story.


Having lived in Greece for 10 years myself this story really stirred up the many reasons why I loved living there, the myths, the mysteries and the stories that go with the whole Greek culture are just so fascinating. Mason loved the book and the characters. They were easy to relate to. I want to say about the book but I don’t want to give away any spoilers.


 The Buried City – A Tale of Two Time Zones is out now for £9.99 and officially supports the Vulture Conservation Foundation.


Have you read this?? What did you think??


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