The Seven Crystal Balls


by Hergé (Author/Illustrator)

Book Cover for The Seven Crystal Balls

   Book 13   
Pages: 62

The Sanders-Hardiman expedition, made up of a team of European archaeologists and scientists, is returning from Peru with the mummy of Incan Rascar Capac. No sooner do they arrive home than, one by one, they are struck down by a mysterious illness. A strange clue is discovered near each victim: shards of crystal thought to come from crystal balls.

In an attempt to save Professor Tarragon (the last remaining member of the expedition not affected by the illness), Tintin, Haddock and Professor Calculus stay the night at Tarragon’s villa. During the night, the occupants of the house are plagued by nightmares; when Tintin and his friends wake up, they discover Professor Tarragon in a coma with fragments of crystal beside his bed.

The next day, Professor Calculus makes an incredible discovery that takes our heroes on a whole new adventure!

Adventures of Tintin Series—Summary and Book Order

Series: Adventures of Tintin
Reading level: 9+
Books in series: 24
Read in order? No
Next release: Finished
Website: us.tintin.com
Tags: graphic novel  classics  mystery  comedy & humour  adventure  culture 

 Print series book list

Books in series order

1.   Tintin in the Land of the Soviets  (1929)
2.   Tintin in the Congo  (1930)
3.   Tintin in America  (1932)
4.   Cigars of the Pharaoh  (1934)
5.   The Blue Lotus  (1935)
6.   The Broken Ear  (1937)
7.   The Black Island  (1937)
8.   King Ottokar's Sceptre  (1939)
9.   The Crab with the Golden Claws  (1941)
10.   The Shooting Star  (1942)
11.   The Secret of the Unicorn  (1943)
12.   Red Rackham's Treasure  (1945)
13.   The Seven Crystal Balls  (1948)
14.   Prisoners of the Sun  (1949)
15.   Land of Black Gold  (1950)
16.   Destination Moon  (1953)
17.   Explorers of the Moon  (1954)
18.   The Calculus Affair  (1956)
19.   The Red Sea Sharks  (1958)
20.   Tintin in Tibet  (1960)
21.   The Castafiore Emerald  (1963)
22.   Flight 714  (1968)
23.   Tintin and the Picaros  (1976)
24.   Tintin and Alph-Art  (1986)