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About the Book
Description: Continuing the adventure that ended in Britain just a short while ago, cousins Adam and Justin Sinclair, with their friend Kim Maleka, are now hunting for the third Stone of Power, one of seven mysterious stones lost centuries ago. The third stone might be located in an ancient city, hidden in the depths of the Mexican jungle.When their small plane crashes in the jungle, Adam, Justin, Kim, and James are rescued by an uncontacted tribe. James, who is wounded, must stay behind as the kids, with only a young boy, Tukum, as their guide, make their way through the dense and dangerous jungle to find the city. River rafting on a crocodile-infested river and evading predators are just part of this hazardous task.
Of course, their old adversary Dr. Khalid is close behind as the kids press on in search of the lost city of stone gods. But he is not the worst of their problems. This time Adam will clash with a terrible enemy who adopts the persona of an evil Aztec god, Tezcatlipoca, and is keen to revive the ancient tradition of human sacrifice. Adam, Justin, and Tukum must play a dreadful ball game of life and death and maybe survive. Will they emerge alive from the jungle? Will Dr. Khalid find the third Stone of Power before they do?
Descriptions: A quest filled with danger... Seven ancient Stones of Power... Two young heroes...
This action packed Middle Grade/tween adventure tests the courage of cousins Adam and Justin Sinclair from the moment they arrive in Egypt. Can they survive a harrowing journey to discover the secret of the sacred scarab while being pursued across the desert by a deadly foe?
The Secret of the Sacred Scarab is the kind of adventure readers love! The fast-paced action, the evil villain, the secrets of the past, and the mysterious ancient setting make this a sure-hit favorite for both young and young at heart explorers.
Description: 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.
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Several bloggers posted excerpts from the book:
Bound 2 Escape
Laurisa White Reyes, Author
Letters From Annie Douglass Lima
Rockin’ Book Reviews
Bookworm for Kids
A few bloggers interviewed the author:
Java Johns Z
Nothing But Books
Raising Kids of Gratitude
Here's what reviewers had to say...
"For the third time, Ingram manages to put forward a book full of mystery, fantasy and bustling action. The historical information on Mayan and Aztec mythologies is solid and thoroughly researched. As previously done with Egyptian and Scottish-British history, this is a fresh and wonderful way for younger people to become acquainted with new cultures, and also grow passionate about history." - Mami Tales
"I loved the characters interactions as the author developed each of their individual personalities and responses to the situations. Each of the characters was distinguishable from their companions so there was never any doubt about who was reacting in any given situation.
I also loved the historicity that Fiona Ingram sprinkled in the story. It is a good means of exposing young readers to different cultures as the characters interacted within the Mexican, Aztec and Mayan cultures." - Palace of Twelve Pillars
"The themes in this book are courage, friendship and adventure. The settings and the ancient cultures are deeply imbedded into the story lines and gives the story more depth. This book is a good read for the more confident reader." - Stitch Says
"Fun, believable characters a reader can connect with." - Kay LaLone - I Love Books
"The Temple of the Crystal Timekeeper brings together action, adventure, danger, history, and mythology; and the adventure starts as soon as you read the first sentence. What I really like about this book is the history and mythology that is packed into the story." - Where Connor & JT Go