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"Fiona Ingram is the master of writing historical fiction for young adults. Her way with wording has you feeling as though you are part of the adventure. Each turn of the page delivers more action, adventure, and history. The Secret of the Sacred Scarab is a must-read for all young adults especially young Egyptologists. Fiona Ingram has not only added a brilliant cast of characters but has also included Egypt as one of the characters instead of using it as just a backdrop for the story. Truly, a book I would recommend reading. An amazing start to what I’m sure is going to be a wonderful series, full of action and adventure." ~ Angela Simmons, for Review the Book (USA)

The Secret of the Sacred Scarab by Fiona Ingram

Chronicles of the Stone Book 1:
The Secret of the Sacred Scarab

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. Dr. Khalid wants the relic at all costs. 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!

The Secret of the Sacred Scarab Companion Guide by Fiona Ingram


Discover the story behind The Secret of the Sacred Scarab and meet the real life boys who inspired the series.

Find out who was the Scarab King, and learn the secrets of Ancient Egypt.

Tips on creative writing will turn kids into budding authors.

Visit Egypt with cool class activities.

Take the quiz and find out how much you really know about Ancient Egypt.

Pictures include drawings by real-life hero, Adam Sinclair.

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