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- Print Length: 408 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1946229792
- Publication Date: April 3, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07BYD6HNL
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The boys are less than impressed with Kim, their tag along, but Kim is one sassy little girl, who will not be kept quiet or be made to keep out of things.
The kids have nothing but a garbled message, about who they are to meet at the other end, but once again, they take their quest quite seriously, and do not let the absence of the adults get in their way. Upon their arrival in Heathrow, they are met by Benjamin (Ink) Blott, a young guy who leads them to his father, Humphrey Biddle's Amazing Antiquarian Bookshop.
They learn a vital part of their mission will be to uncover the Scroll of the Ancients, and the legend of King Arthur's Excalibur, may also be involved.
Armed with what little knowledge Humphrey can impart about Bedwyr, the Monk who hid the scrolls, they are about to set off to Strathairn Castle, when they decide to make a little detour. They visit the Ashmolean Museum, where they believe they encounter King Arthur's sword, which possibly may hold the second stone of power. Before the kids can confirm their suspicions, the stone is stolen, and they are the prime suspects.
With the help of Ink, the kids flee to Strathairn Castle. Along the way, they are attacked by some very strange creatures that appear to have poisoned Ink and their new canine companion smudge. Luckily, with the help of the local vet who has a particular interest in poisons, Ink recovers and he and the kids begin their quest.
Once again, their endeavours are met with great resistance. Strange creatures seem to be stalking their every move and the evil Dr Khalid, presumed dead, of course makes a reappearance.
The kids will have to band together, find their courage, use their collective knowledge and skills and instincts to unlock Bedwyr's secrets and prevent the stone of power from falling into the clutches of Dr Khalid.
This was an epic adventure, rich with historical details that any fan of the King Arthur legend will thoroughly enjoy. We meet some new and eccentric characters along the way, each one playing their tiny part in the tale that unfolds. Reading Bedwyr's diary, was an absolute highlight of the book, as we get a glimpse into the time that he lived and the dangers that lurked.
Of course, the quest is never over and although the kids manage to thwart the evil Khalid again, they end with more unanswered questions which will no doubt unfold over the series. The characters of Adam, Justin and Kim certainly deepen as the story progresses, and I believe children 12+ will enjoy this epic journey with its wonderfully detailed illustrations, that lend a greater understanding to the story.
The author adds further suspense to the novel through the strange dreams that plague Adam. His dream of King Arthur is especially eerie and filled with vivid sensory details that foreshadow the next turn of events. The writing here is exquisite, yet chilling at the same time. Animals play an important role in the action, too. The children are saved several times by their little pet dog, a heroic horse named Sirius, and a pair of trained raptors. The best part of the book, though, is that it's deeply rooted in British history and mythology. As a former middle school teacher, I always favor books that encourage learning. THE SEARCH FOR THE STONE OF EXCALIBUR is a masterpiece in that regard!
This is the sequel to The Secret of the Sacred Scarab. The young cousins, Adam and Justin Sinclair have only been back from their adventures in Egypt for a few months when called upon to search for the second stone of power. It is believed to be embedded in the hilt of a newly discovered archaeological find that experts believed was Excalibur, the legendary sword of King Arthur. This time their aunt has teamed them with a girl named Kim before hurrying off to help with an emergency of her own.
From their native South Africa, to a dusty bookstore in Oxford, to a Scottish castle, the three are doggedly pursued by their arch nemesis, Dr. Khalid. However, rival enemies are now gathering. They are also pursued by the mysterious and deadly Eaters of Poison. The cousins must stay ahead of their enemies as they search for clues telling them the whereabouts of the second of the seven legendary Stones of Power and the Scroll of the Ancients.
Fiona Ingram has once again taken myth and legend and blended it into an exciting page turner. The mystery will keep the reader on the edge of their seats as they follow the cousins in their search for clues in old books and on the grounds of a Scottish castle. The story is well told and is suitable for tweens and up.
On this journey, they are told they must take a young girl, Kim, with them and reluctantly they agreed.
The trio travels to a castle in Scotland and learns much about the Legend of King Arthur. Through many perils, they find the stone and thwart Dr. Khalid once more!
Though it's written for young adults, I found it absolutely amazing!!! And I had a hard time putting it down!