Secret of the Sands

Secret of the Sands

by Rai Aren & Tavius E.

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Overview

Secret of the Sands by Rai Aren & Tavius E.

For 12,000 years a dark and deadly secret has been hidden deep below the Great Sphinx of Giza. In present day Egypt, a frightening, yet awe-inspiring story unravels as archaeologists race against time to decipher an ancient truth...

SECRET OF THE SANDS is a BEST-SELLING and AWARD-WINNING mystery novel that opens a window into the past, bringing a previously unknown and startling civilization to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419675522
Publisher: BookSurge, LLC
Publication date: 09/07/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 566,867
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

About the Author

In the shadow of the Great Sphinx of Giza, two young archaeologists unearth extremely unusual artifacts dating over 12,000 years old. Not only could this change everything we thought we knew about Ancient Egypt, but the exhilarating find is wrong - very wrong. The artifacts shouldn't be there. . .they shouldn't even exist at all. The greatest discovery in human history may also turn out to be the deadliest. . .

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Secret of the Sands 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
TV48 More than 1 year ago
This book was very difficult to put down once I started reading it. Easy to read and kept you on your toes. I can't wait till the sequel comes out in epub format.
ApexReviews More than 1 year ago
While working on a dig near the Great Sphinx in Egypt, young archaeologists Mitch and Alex unearth a mysterious box containing artifacts that date back more than 12,000 years. While this would normally be an occasion for celebration, their discovery is actually more troubling than anything else. The reason why? Not only should the artifacts not have been discovered - they shouldn't even exist at all. Soon, Mitch and Alex find themselves thrust in the midst of a perilous quest to uncover the mysterious secret behind their findings, one that could just spell the end of civilization as we know it... Secret Of The Sands is a riveting read. In spellbinding fashion, authors Rai Aren and Tavius E. have crafted a fantastical tale of action, adventure, and intrigue, all backed by what surely amounted to countless hours of meticulous research. Skillfully blending equal parts fact and fiction, Secret Of The Sands takes the reader back thousands of years to the living, breathing historical roots of a fascinating culture that continues to mesmerize the world. Whisking along at a breezy pace, Aren & Tavius' page-turning thriller both raises and answers a host of mind-bending questions, holding the reader in rapt anticipation of the unwinding of the next puzzling mystery. A thoroughly entertaining read. Chelsea Perry Apex Reviews
AuthorReviewerGeri More than 1 year ago
Mitch and Alex find a mysterious box, while working on a dig near the statue of the Great Sphinx in Egypt, and uncover artifacts that could possibly be the biggest discovery in archaeological history. How could these artifacts exist, and will a mystery be solved, or is there a plan to destroy another society? The students continue their mission with assistance from Bob and Jack to research significant findings, but do not share any information with the Professor. Did the Professor intend to ruin the lives of Mitch and Alex, so that he can take all the credit? Could the Professor be trusted, and was he jealous? What secret is hidden in the desert sands as the characters come to life, along with ancient civilization? I highly recommend this spellbinding adventure that spotlights archaeological theories as it takes the reader on a thrill ride, to all lovers of the ancient world who enjoy mystery and suspense with a blend of humor and romance. The interesting characters, along with a fascinating plot capture the reader's attention from beginning to end, while fueling the imagination as you crave for more with a burning desire for the next episode. Rai Aren and Tavius E. takes the reader back twelve-thousand years to the origins of the artifacts through ancient history and excitement as they create one of the Greatest stories ever told! The two authors become Master storytellers through detailed research and fantasy with an incredible imagination in an adventure made for the movie screen. A painting is made with metaphysical and mystical happenings, and the portrait is colored with past and present archaeology of Egypt. The mesmerizing story is clear and concise with all of Egypt's glory, leaving the reader in pure contentment. What kind of power was found in this relic? How old is the Great Sphinx as mysteries blow through the desert wind? How many years do we go back to meet the royal family of King Traeus? Who were the builders of the pyramids? When did deceit and adultery exist? What did the book from a cylinder found by Alex and Mitch symbolize? What did the dreams that Alex had represent? How old are the scrolls, and what language are they written in? "SECRET OF THE SANDS" is as intelligent as CLEOPATRA, as entertaining as STARGATE and as captivating as THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, with Charlton Heston, and Yul Brynner.
BookReviewsByDebra More than 1 year ago
The setting is both ancient Egypt and modern Egypt. Authors Rai Aren and Travius E. bring the ancient past to life. Secret of The Sands is a fast paced adventure reminding me of The Indiana Jones Series. The authors successfully weave the past and present together playing out two stories at once. In the past, we watch the story of King Traeus and Queen Axiana unfolds. There is strife in Traeus' kingdom. He builds a secret chamber under the Sphinx to hide a powerful machine that he hopes will help his people. In the present Archeology students, Mitch and Alex discover a box hidden in a secret chamber under the Sphinx. The box contains two scrolls and a metal unknown to humankind but predating the iron age. They more they learn the more they question. This is my kind of book. Please, please make a continuing series and a movie! The authors are extremely talented. I cannot praise this book enough. Fast paced, page turner, character development, fascinating plot..what more could I ask for.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rai Aren's "Secret of the Sands" should not be kept a secret. It is a wonderfully thought out story, and I highly recommend it to anyone.

I have always been intrigued with Egyptology, although I don't ever recall reading a book on the topic. Apparently the Indiana Jones series quenched my thirst. :)

That said, I found myself unable to put this book down. The chapters are fairly quick, which fit in wonderfully with my incredibly hectic schedule, especially during the holiday season. It is filled with drama, intrigue, action, mystery, suspense...the list goes on and on.

Secret of the Sands is far from your typical archaeologist-finally-finds-ancient-archeotype scenario. It is much, much more. Definitely a book that one can say "satisfies your thirst, yet leaves you quenching for more..."

J.R. Reardon
author, CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Alex and Mitch are the outcasts of the archaeological dig site they are working at in Egypt. Their supervisor/Professor, Dustimaine, is out to thwart their every attempt at success. If he misses anything, his underling, Fessel C. Blothers, is there to catch them.

One day, Alex and Mitch literally stumble upon a secret; a secret thousands and thousands of years old, unknown to anyone but them. With the help of their lab tech friends, Jack and Bob, Alex and Mitch soon get snared in uncovering a mysterious power somehow connected to the great Sphinx.

Could this be the biggest discovery in archaeological history -- or just someone's plan to hurt and destroy another society?

Rai Aren & Tavius E. write a spellbinding mix of mystery, history, fantasy, and adventure in this tale of two histories - one told in the present, the other told from the past - telling a story of misused power, learning how to trust, and the fate of civilization. The dialogue is believable and the plot is a page-turner.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Have you ever wondered how old the Sphinx really is? Have you been intrigued by the mysteries swirling like the desert sands around this awesome ancient monument? Rai Aren and Tavius E. have written a mesmerizing story in which two young archaeologists discover an artifact that could provide all of the answers. But they are not the only ones who are interested in this relic, for it holds a power unlike anything seen on Earth before... Secret of the Sands takes us back 12,000 years to the origins of the artifact and the people who created it. Their story is interwoven with the lives of the archaeologists studying it in the present. Both sets of characters are so well-drawn that I could swear I heard them breathing! This novel is packed with adventure and suspense, and the style is fast-paced and filled with vivid description.When I got to the end I thought 'oh no!' I wanted more, more, more! But I'll have to wait for Destiny of the Sands to get it. Rai and Tavius, please hurry up with that sequel!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The sands of Egypt¿s past may hold the key to unlocking the future. The Kierani king underestimated the power it had. The Kierani priests too did not know the danger it possessed. Only the Chosen One knew of its true capabilities. But, the Kierani people will soon learn its true potential. In present-day Egypt, archaeologists Alex and Mitch stumble upon the find of a lifetime, but are puzzled by its implications. The scrolls, key notes and obelisk are in pristine condition, but what do they mean? Where did they come from? Now, Alex and Mitch must decide between hiding the power that they have found or unveiling it and receiving the archaeological immortality they have slaved over years to achieve. The debut novel from Rai Aren & Tavius E. is a well-written book that shows how passionate the writers are about Egyptology. The book setup creates an interesting combination of old and new and causes the reader to find out what happens next. Their detailed storytelling paints a picture of ancient Egypt in all its glory. The reader feels they are a part of the book, living amongst the Kierani people. The end of the novel leaves the reader curious and wanting more. This reader can hardly wait for the sequel, ¿Destiny of the Sands.¿ ¿ 4 STARS, Reviewed by Leigh O'Donovan, Authors on the Rise Book Reviews