Great Summer Reads Countdown with @lovingthebook
Day 2 – Chronicles of the Stone by Fiona Ingram
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.
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. 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!
This is a must-read for Middle Graders keen on action, adventure, and Arthurian stories!
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?
A plane crash! Lost in the Mexican jungle! Will Adam, Justin, and Kim survive long enough to find the Third Stone of Power?
With only a young boy, Tukum, as their guide, the kids make their way through the dense and dangerous jungle to find the lost city of stone gods, where the Stone of Power might be located. 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. 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. Will they emerge alive from the jungle? Will Dr. Khalid find the third Stone of Power before they do?
tearing metal had stopped. So had the thudding and the rush of breaking
branches outside his window. Still strapped in his seat, he hung upside-down at
an angle. His seat belt was the only thing preventing him from hurtling through
the gaping hole in the roof of the plane and onto the jungle floor. The strap
cut into his chest as his whole weight pressed against the fabric. He craned
his neck, twisting awkwardly to see the others. His body ached after the awful
jarring and jolting when the plane fell. He shoved his hand into his right-side
pants pocket to feel for his golden scarab. It was safe. Relieved, he squeezed
the scarab for a few seconds to get his courage up. It felt warm and