The Tombs of Anak

by Frank E. Peretti
Series: The Cooper Kids #3
144 pages, Suspense
Reviewed by The Hermit

The morality is good, but it should not be read to children who become scared easily.


When Dr. Cooper takes a break from investigating some temple ruins, one of his new and inexperienced assistants - against the advice of his elders - ventures down a shaft they know nothing about. A strange song known as the Song of Ha-Raphah is sung and a strange superstition goes along with it.


Lila rescues a goat. The Coopers search for a real explanation for Ha-Raphah instead of believing what everyone else says about him and look for logical explanations for this creature's power instead. Jay and Lila refuse to worship the false deity.

Spiritual Content

Jay says he will only serve the Lord. A sorceress says it is too late for her to be saved. Anak claims to be a god.


A goatherd tackles Dr. Cooper. A sorceress threatens the Cooper's lives. Two men apparently die. (It is mentioned afterward.) Dr. Cooper follows a trail of a bleeding man.

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Sexual Content


Crude or Profane Language or Content



This is a lesson on greed and power while exploring an idea about what "The Sons of Anak" are.

Fun Score: 4
Values Score: 4.5
Written for Age: 8-10

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