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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 realize 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.
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 and say hello!