Length: 376 pages | Recommended for: ages 10+
Summary: Cousins Adam and Justin Sinclair continue the adventure that they began in Egypt. They are coming close to finding the second of seven ancient Stones of Power. It is believed that it might be embedded in the hilt of a newly discovered sword that archaeologists believe belonged to King Arthur: Excalibur.
The face enemies both known and unexpected, and time is running out. Can Justin and Adam find both the second Stone of Power and the Scroll of the Ancients–and survive? And why did Aunt Isabel send a girl with them?
The first book in the series, The Secret of the Sacred Scarab has enjoyed the following book contest wins and nominations:
- Winner Pre-Teen 2009 Readers’ Favorites Awards
- Number 2 in the Children’s & Teens Book Connection Top Ten Favourite Books of 2009 for Kids, Tweens & Teens
- Winner Silver Medal Teen Fiction 2010 Nautilus Book Awards
- Winner Bronze Medal Pre-Teen Fiction 2010 Moonbeam Book Awards
- Winner Gold Award Mystery Pre-Teen 2011 Children’s Literary Classics Awards
- 2nd Place 2011 YA Sharpwrit Book Awards
- Winner Gold Medal 2013 Wise Bear Book Awards
- Finalist Children’s Fiction Next Generation 2009 Indie Book Awards
- Finalist Juvenile Fiction USA National Best Books 2009
- Finalist Children’s Fiction 2010 International Book Awards
- Finalist 2011 Rubery Book Awards
“I am a member of the Ancient Association of Antiquarian Book Collectors,” the voice hissed.
The words seemed to slither out of the person’s mouth. Adam’s skin crawled, as if he had touched something disgusting.
“Never heard of it.” Humphrey’s voice was gruff. “And you’re looking for ancient Egyptian texts?”
“Or mediaeval manuscripts specifically discussing ancient Egyptian texts,” the voice whispered, each syllable singing in hideous sibilance.
“Nothing,” Humphrey snapped. “I’ve had nothing like that for a long time and I’m not expecting anything similar in the near future.”
“Such a pity,” the voice oozed. “But if you do receive any such material, will you keep it aside for me? I will return soon.”
“I can’t promise.” Humphrey’s reply was cautious, as if he were afraid of something.
Then came a laugh; a low, hollow sound, like the faint clang of a church bell. Adam peered around the doorjamb a few inches more, just in time to glimpse a pallid face so skeletally thin that it seemed fleshless, like skin stretched over bare bone. It was a man. He didn’t seem human; he seemed more like a creature from some frightening old fairytale. A lean white hand saluted Humphrey, showing long bony fingers with blackened nails. Under the shadow of the hood, a pair of dark eyes flamed briefly with a demonic light. Then the heavy eyelids closed for a few seconds. When they opened again, the man glanced in Adam’s direction. Adam ducked behind the doorjamb, feeling strangely breathless, as if that fleeting look had sucked the air from his lungs.
Connect with author Fiona Ingram
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