In this exciting and action-packed adventure by an award-winning author, a young girl discovers her secret ancient bloodline. The fate of her family, and the world, may rest in her hands . . . Twelve-year-old Cassie Arroyo, an American studying in Rome, has her world ripped apart when someone from the Hastati tries to kill her father, an art history professor at an Italian university. Is she their next target? Cassie sets out to uncover what is happening, only to learn that she is a member of an ancient bloodline that enables her to use the Spear of Destiny — a legendary object that can alter the future. Now running from a secret organization intent on killing those from her bloodline, Cassie must — with the help of some friends — decipher the clues that will lead her to the Spear. Christina Diaz Gonzalez has created a fast-paced thrill-ride of a book, rich with riddles and myth, that young readers will not want to put down.