BeachBoundBooks is pleased to be coordinating a Blog Tour for the children's adventure book written by Fiona Ingram, Temple of the Crystal Timekeeper (The Chronicles of the Stone). The tour will run from February 26 - March 19, 2018.
About the Book
Description: Continuing the adventure that ended in Britain just a short while ago, cousins Adam and Justin Sinclair, with their friend Kim Maleka, are now hunting for the third Stone of Power, one of seven mysterious stones lost centuries ago. The third stone might be located in an ancient city, hidden in the depths of the Mexican jungle.When their small plane crashes in the jungle, Adam, Justin, Kim, and James are rescued by an uncontacted tribe. James, who is wounded, must stay behind as the kids, with only a young boy, Tukum, as their guide, make their way through the dense and dangerous jungle to find the city. 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 in search of the lost city of stone gods. 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. Adam, Justin, and Tukum must play a dreadful ball game of life and death and maybe survive. Will they emerge alive from the jungle? Will Dr. Khalid find the third Stone of Power before they do?
Other Books in the Series
Descriptions: A quest filled with danger... Seven ancient Stones of Power... Two young heroes...
This action packed Middle Grade/tween adventure tests the courage of cousins Adam and Justin Sinclair from the moment they arrive in Egypt. Can they survive a harrowing journey to discover the secret of the sacred scarab while being pursued across the desert by a deadly foe?
The Secret of the Sacred Scarab is the kind of adventure readers love! The fast-paced action, the evil villain, the secrets of the past, and the mysterious ancient setting make this a sure-hit favorite for both young and young at heart explorers.
Description: A modern day adventure as our protagonists search for Excalibur and the treasures it holds! This is a must-read for Middle Graders keen on action, adventure, and Arthurian stories! Continuing the adventure that began in Egypt a few months prior in The Secret of the Sacred Scarab, 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? And why did Aunt Isabel send a girl with them?
Join Justin and Adam as they search not only for the second Stone of Power, but also for the Scroll of the Ancients, a mysterious document that holds important clues to the Seven Stones of Power. As their adventure unfolds, they learn many things and face dangers that make even their perils in Egypt look tame. And how annoying for them that their tag-along companion, Kim, seems to have such good ideas when they are stumped.
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About the Author
Blog Tour GiveawayPrize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner's choice Giveaway ends: March 19, 11:59 pm, 2018 Open to: Internationally How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Fiona Ingram and is hosted and managed by Stacie from BeachBoundBooks. If you have any additional questions feel free to send an email to stacie@BeachBoundBooks.com.
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What inspired your book, The Temple of the Crystal Timekeeper?
This is actually the third book in my Middle Grade Adventure series, The Chronicles of the Stone. The inspiration for the book comes from my interest in and fascination with the ancient Mesoamerican cultures of the Aztecs and the Maya. My adventure series takes my young heroes around the world in search of the seven ancient Stones of Power, and Mexico is where the Third Stone of Power may be located.
What other books have you written?
Book One is called The Secret of the Sacred Scarab, and that’s where the adventure series started, in Egypt. This book is based on a real adventure I had with my mom when we took my two young nephews to Egypt. The trip and my nephews inspired the book and the series grew from that. The next book came along soon, and that is The Search for the Stone of Excalibur, set in Britain. You are right in thinking that, somehow, I have managed to weave my own personal historical interests into the series!
What do you think readers will find most appealing about your book?
Adult and child readers alike all love the information and interesting facts that I intersperse into all my books. Kids love learning new things, especially exciting and intriguing new facts. Parents and teachers enjoy that the young readers come away having experienced an amazing adventure as well as learning something about the history, geography, culture and mythology of the adventure’s location.
Tell us about your illustrations.
For me, illustrations enable a young reader to enjoy the book a bit more, and really help with getting reluctant readers interested in a story. I have a wonderful artist, Lori Bentley, who manages to interpret my ideas and very bad scrawls and create wonderful, detailed images. Everyone finds maps fascinating so I always include a map of the location so young readers can track the path the young heroes take on their quest to locate the next Stone of Power. In front of every book is a very important poem by the Egyptian god of wisdom, Thoth, and this contains clues for young readers.
What are you currently working on?
I am busy with Book Four, The Cabal of the Ouroboros. It’s very exciting and involves my interest in the Knights Templar, a favourite subject as well. This adventure is set in the catacombs of Paris, where my young heroes befriend two young French kids, siblings, who are hiding out in the catacombs. There are lot of dramatic and scary moments because, well, the catacombs can be a very scary place!