Recently I was given the opportunity to read The Temple of the Crystal Timekeeper by Fiona Ingram.
About the Author
Fiona Ingram is a children’s author,
but up until a few years ago, she was a journalist and editor. Something rather unexpected sparked her new career as an author—a family trip to Egypt with her mother and two young nephews. They had a great time and she thought she’d write them a short story as a different kind of souvenir…. Well, one book and a planned book series later, she had changed careers. She has now published Book 3 (The Temple of the Crystal Timekeeper
) in her middle grade adventure series Chronicles of the Stone
, with many awards for the first book,
The Secret of the Sacred Scarab, and a few for Book 2, The Search for the Stone of Excalibur, and one already for Book 3! She also teaches online novel writing for aspiring authors and she finds that very satisfying. Relaxation time finds her enjoying something creative or artistic, music, books, theatre or ballet. She loves doing research for her book series. Fiona loves animals and has written two animal rescue stories. She has two adorable (naughty) little dogs called Chloe and Pumpkin, and a beautiful black cat called Bertie.
You can find Fiona at
A plane crash! Lost in the jungle! Hunted by
their old enemy, 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. 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?
Print Length: 318 Pages
Genre: Middle Grade Fiction, Adventure
Publisher: Bublish, Incorporated (November 2017)
This was a book geared towards children so I enlisted my boys. I read it with my 4 and 11 yr old. My boys loved it. We read a little each evening. Then one night as I was reading my 11 yr old excitedly told me what happened next. The stinker had snuck and read ahead without us. He said he just could not wait until the next day to find out what happened and ended up reading the entire book. We all were interested and loved the entire book. It was a great way to incorporate family time with something fun.
My son said in regards to the book he loved that it not only was entertaining but it included historical information about the Aztecs and that was his favorite part.
If you want a book that is not only semi educational but entertaining then this is a great book to read with your kiddos.