Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Fiona Ingram's modern Egyptian adventure The Secret of the Sacred Scarabis a page-turner. The two young South African protagonists will capture young readers' attention and their ensuing adventure will fuel dreams of treasure hunts amid mysterious lands. Long has Egypt held young readers' attention because of its mystic, hidden treasures, and hint of marvelous adventures. Ingram captures the nature of an real Egyptian visit and follows the boys from their arrival in Cairo along with their journey south to Abu Simbel and back to the Valley of the Kings. In each site, readers are enveloped into the mystery, danger, and excitement right along with the characters. I loved reading this. It just seems that nowhere else on Earth calls to more readers than Egypt.
When I last corresponded with Fiona in April, she had just signed a contract for a movie option on The Secret of the Sacred Scarab. Fiona lives and writes in South Africa.