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The Temple of the Crystal Timekeeper by F. Ingram

BeachBoundBooks is pleased to be coordinating a Blog Tour for the children’s adventure book written by Fiona Ingram, The Temple of the Crystal Timekeeper (The Chronicles of the Stone). Mami  Tales is one of the first stops of this new book in this series, one of our family’s favorites. You can read more about the previous books in the series here and here. The tour will run from February 26 – March 19, 2018.

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About The Temple of the Crystal Timekeeper

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Title: The Temple of the Crystal Timekeeper (The Chronicles of the Stone, Book 3) | Author: Fiona Ingram | Publisher: Bublish, Inc | Publication Date: November 17, 2017| Genre: Children’s Adventure | Number of Pages: 318

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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?

My Review

Adam, Justin and Kim go searching for the third stone of power in the Lacandon jungle in Mexico, in The Temple of the Crystal Time keeper. This third installment of the Chronicles of the Stone, by Fiona Ingram, is another page-turner in this series.

The book starts up with the trio of heroes stranded in the middle of the jungle after a plane crash, in which James Kinnaird (their archeologist friend, and only adult in the party) is severely injured and in a coma. The group gets help from a local tribe of uncontacted Mayan people. Through these natives they find that there’s a man impersonating an Aztec god and imprisoning their fellow tribesmen. Our heroes go into the secret Mayan city in the search for the third stone and in order to help the locals get their kidnapped people back.

For the third time, Ingram manages to put forward a book full of mystery, fantasy and bustling action. The historical information on Mayan and Aztec mythologies is solid and thoroughly researcheds. As previously done with Egyptian and Scottish-British history, this is a fresh and wonderful way for younger people to become acquainted with new cultures, and also grow passionate about history. My 9 year-old daughter claims to be Ingram’s number one fan! As a Mexican national myself, I was both pleased and excited to see all the details and the care in which The Temple of the Crystal Timekeeper was written. The character voices, plot development and overall tone are flawless. I’m a very big enthusiast of this series and can’t wait to read the new book happening in the Paris underground catacombs!

Other Books in the Series

Secret of the Sacred ScarabBook One: The Secret of the Sacred Scarab

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.

Search for the stone of excalibur

Book Two: The Search for the Stone of Excalibur

 

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

fiona ingram temple of the crystal timekeeperI am a children’s author, but up until a few years ago, I was a journalist and editor. Something rather unexpected sparked my new career as an author-a family trip to Egypt with my mother and two young nephews. We had a great time and I thought I’d write them a short story as a different kind of souvenir…. Well, one book and a planned book series later, I had changed careers. I have now published Book 3 (The Temple of the Crystal Timekeeper) in my MG 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!

I also teach online novel writing for aspiring authors and I find that very satisfying. Relaxation time finds me enjoying something creative or artistic, music, books, theater or ballet. I love doing research for my book series. I love animals and have written two animal rescue stories. I have two adorable (naughty) little dogs called Chloe and Pumpkin, and a beautiful black cat called Bertie.

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Blog Tour Giveaway

Prize: 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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About Erika

Worked in film and TV for several years before having my two wonderful children. Now I try to bring that creative input into my home to raise my kids. Hope you enjoy following this journey!
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4 Comments

  1. Stacie @ BeachBoundBooks

    Thank you for the wonderful review. I love that your daughter is Fiona Ingram’s number one fan!

  2. Thank you for the wonderful review, Erika, and Miss I. is indeed my number one fan!

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