The Chessmen of Doom
"Unusual symbols, missing chessmen, a strange man with stranger powers, and comets flashing through the sky provide the reader with a fast-paced, exciting story." - Voice of Youth Advocates
About the Book
This is the seventh book in the Johnny Dixon series.
Where do comets come from? Dutch astronomer Jan Oort attempted to answer that question with his Oort Cloud theory.
Johnny finds an Assyrian winged bull amongst the treasures of the British Museum.
Professor Childermass undergoes hypnosis to recall the name of a 10th Century czar from Bulgaria.
The Treaty of Westphalia was the collective name of a series of agreements that ended the Thirty Years' War (1618–48) in the Holy Roman Empire.