The Secret of the Sacred Scarab

Bublish, Inc.
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A 5000-year-old mystery comes to life when a scruffy peddler gives Adam and Justin Sinclair an old Egyptian scarab on their very first day in Egypt. Only when the evil Dr. Faisal Khalid shows a particular interest in the cousins and their scarab, do the boys realise they are in terrible danger. Justin and Adam embark upon the adventure of a lifetime, taking them down the Nile and across the harsh desert in their search for the legendary tomb of the Scarab King, an ancient Egyptian ruler. They are plunged into a whirlpool of hazardous and mysterious events when Dr. Khalid kidnaps them. They survive terrifying dangers in a hostile environment (such as a giant cobra, as well as sinking sand), pursued by enemies in their quest to solve the secret of the sacred scarab. They must translate the hieroglyphic clues on the underside of the scarab, as well as rescue the missing archaeologist James Kinnaird, and their friend, the Egyptologist Ebrahim Faza, before time runs out. They must also learn more about the ancient Seven Stones of Power and the mysterious Shemsu-Hor. With just their wits, courage, and each other, the boys manage to survive … only to find that the end of one journey is the beginning of another! Book bonus includes a Readers’ Guide to Ancient Egypt for young explorers, plus hand-drawn pictures from Adam’s journal of what the cousins saw in Egypt.
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About the author

Award winning children’s author Fiona Ingram (B.A., Hons. (Natal), M.A., (Wits)) was born and educated in South Africa. Her interest in ancient history, mysteries, myths and legends, and her enjoyment of travel resulted in The Secret of the Sacred Scarab, the multi award-winning first book in her exciting children’s adventure series—The Chronicles of the Stone. Fiona’s Middle Grade books cover a wide variety of cultural, historical, geographical, and ethical topics in the amazing adventures her young heroes experience. The Chronicles of the Stone takes young heroes Adam and Justin to different countries in their quest for the Seven Stones of Power. Along the way they learn a lot, make new friends, and have incredible adventures. Follow Fiona on Twitter @FionaRobyn, visit her website www.FionaIngram.com, or read the first chapters of the available books on www.chroniclesofthestone.com. Fiona loves hearing from readers so you can email her at Fiona@fionaingram.com and say hello!

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Publisher
Bublish, Inc.
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Published on
Aug 25, 2016
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Pages
318
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ISBN
9780997676181
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Legends, Myths, Fables / African
Juvenile Fiction / Legends, Myths, Fables / General
Juvenile Fiction / Mysteries & Detective Stories
Juvenile Fiction / Thrillers & Suspense
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 A modern day adventure as our protagonists search for Excalibur and the treasures it holds! This is a must-read for Middle Graders keen on action, adventure, and Arthurian stories! Continuing the adventure that began in Egypt a few months prior in The Secret of the Sacred Scarab, cousins Adam and Justin Sinclair are hot on the trail of the second Stone of Power, one of seven ancient stones lost centuries ago. This stone might be embedded in the hilt of a newly discovered sword that archeologists believe belonged to King Arthur: Excalibur. However, their long-standing enemy, Dr. Khalid, is following them as they travel to Scotland to investigate an old castle. Little do they know there is another deadly force, the Eaters of Poison, who have their own mission to complete. Time is running out as the confluence of the planets draws closer. Can Justin and Adam find the second Stone of Power and survive? And why did Aunt Isabel send a girl with them? Join Justin and Adam as they search not only for the second Stone of Power, but also for the Scroll of the Ancients, a mysterious document that holds important clues to the Seven Stones of Power. As their adventure unfolds, they learn many things and face dangers that make even their perils in Egypt look tame. And how annoying for them that their tag-along companion, Kim, seems to have such good ideas when they are stumped. Book extras include some historical background on King Arthur, the Dark Ages, warfare and weaponry during Arthur's time, and details on Excalibur. A fascinating peek into the life and times of the real King Arthur, perfect for young time travelers and budding archaeologists. For coloring-in enthusiasts, ten original black and white illustrations including 2 maps make for more enjoyment!
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