“The Secret Prophecy” by Herbie Brennan; Balzer & Bray, $16.99. Ages 10 and up.

Edward Michael “Em” Goverton thought the worst had happened when his professor-father, an expert on doomsday prophet Nostradamus, was found dead. Then men with guns showed up at the funeral and his mother ended up in a mental hospital.

Now Em is on the run, with the help of a secret government agency looking for the key to a long-secret Nostradamus Prophecy and the evil Knights of Themis who may have a grand plan to wipe out a huge portion of the earth’s population.

This thriller, which takes place in England, Paris and the American West, will keep you guessing right up until the end. It’s from the author of the best-selling Faerie Wars series and Shadow Project series.

Jean Westmoore


The KeyBank Family Film Series continues with “Wreck-It Ralph” at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. Tickets are $2. For information, call 692-2413.


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