Book Review - The Secret of the Sacred Scarab by Fiona Ingram

Sunday, March 7, 2010

I was so happy to receive The Secret of the Sacred Scarab
by Fiona Ingram for review. I worked in a book store before I had my son who is now 3 years old and I know how hard it can be to get boys interested in reading to begin with but combine that with the hole that is the lack of quality books for boys and it's no wonder boys don't pick up a book unless they absolutely have to.
It was wonderful following two boys, Justin and Adam as they explore Egypt trying to uncover the Secret of the Sacred Scarab all the while avoiding the evil Dr. Khalid who wants the keys to the secret as much as the boys but for totally different reasons. The boys are brave and smart working their way through some tight situations full of excitement and curiosity. I look forward to keeping this on my shelf and sharing it with my son when he is old enough to enjoy it.

From Amazon:
"Cousins Justin and Adam are ecstatic about accompanying their aunt to Egypt. Both love adventure and know the work of James Kinnaird, an archaeologist searching for the tomb of an ancient Egyptian ruler, the Scarab King. Some dismiss the tomb as legend, but Justin and Adam believe differently.From the moment their plane lands, Justin and Adam bounce from one mysterious event to another, starting from the moment a street peddler gives Adam an ancient scarab. Dr. Khalid, head of the department of antiquities and research at the Egyptian Museum, shows excessive interest in the cousins and their relic. Then, when the boys learn that James Kinnaird is missing, they realize something sinister is afoot.Kidnapped and taken across the desert, the boys are plunged into serious danger and chased by ruthless enemies. Dr. Khalid will stop at nothing to discover the Scarab King's tomb and claim its treasures. But he has underestimated the boys' ingenuity.Join Justin and Adam as they evade their captors and unravel the secrets of the Scarab King. Relying on their wits, courage, and each other, the boys must solve the mystery of the sacred scarab and rescue James Kinnaird before time runs out. "


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2 your two cents:

Fiona Ingram said...

Thank you so much for that great review. Readers who are keen on exciting books for boys can look out for the continuation of Justin and Adam's adventure with The Search for the Stone of Excalibur. The boys' quest takes them to Scotland, and the secrets of a medieval castle.

Rayna said...

I look forward to the next book in the series. You have a wonderful set of characters here I can't wait to see what they do next.

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