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You’ll meet aliens, vampires, angels, and maybe a ghost or two; discover stranded people, farmers with shotguns and people to save. There’ll be romantic liaisons, fairytale frolics, and mysteries to solve!Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
Dividing my time between homes in South-West France and Abu Dhabi, I live with my husband and our beautiful Tonkinese cat. I spent 20 years as a teacher of French, Latin and Classical studies, before a change of career led me to writing books for children instead.
Shadows from the Past is series of time-travel adventures, featuring 3 children and a rather special Tonkinese cat by the name of Max. I’m currently working on the tenth book in the series, The Shadow of the Witchfinder. Max also has a few solo adventures of his own to accompany the series.
What happens when the feline hero is trapped in the attic one night?
Will he escape the clutches of the Christmas fairy, a regiment of soldiers and three obstreperous French hens in time to enjoy a holiday with his family?
One thingâ€™s for sure, the Twelve Days of Christmas will never seem quite the same again â€¦
the tangle of tinsel and took a few gulps of air. From downstairs, he heard the
distant chimes of Uncle Richardâ€™s grandfather clock and counted as it struck
twelve times. It was midnight.
soldier, glaring at the fairy as he rubbed the sleep from his eyes. â€˜Why have
you woken everyone up? You know the rules, Tinks. Christmas is still months
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
mother and two young nephews. We had a great time and I thought Iâ€™d write themÂ a short story as a different kind of souvenirâ€¦. Well, one book and a plannedÂ book series later, I had changed careers. I have now published Book 3 (The Temple of the Crystal Timekeeper) inÂ 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 aspiringÂ authors and I find that very satisfying. Relaxation time finds me enjoyingÂ something creative or artistic, music, books, theatre or ballet. I love doingÂ research for my book series. I love animals and have written two animal rescueÂ stories. I have two adorable (naughty) little dogs called Chloe and Pumpkin,Â and a beautiful black cat called Bertie.
My review *****
The Temple of the Crystal Timekeeper by Fiona Ingram is a delightful young adult, clean fantasy with a touch of history. I found The Temple of the Crystal Timekeeper a great read for young and old. It is well written and I enjoyed the history lesson without any feeling that it was an information damp. Fiona Ingram did an excellent job mixing the story and the facts in a way that the reader doesn’t get disconnected from the tale.
Two cousins and an African girl crash in the Amazon forest in the central American region. Their guide and only adult on the trip is injured and out of commission for most of the book. They kids are lucky when a friendly native group finds them and agrees to help their guide and take them to the lost city of the stone gods. Their purpose is to find the third stone of power before Dr. Khalid does. But help from the outside world disappears like the night from the day. On their way, they will have to keep a step ahead of Dr. Khalid, Tezcatlipoca’s men, the jungle animals and avoid becoming human sacrifices.
The Temple of the Crystal Timekeeper by Fiona Ingram will be an excellent addition to any home library. I recommend it as a great reading material for any lovers of fantasy, young adults, and Mayan and Aztec history buffs, no matter their age. Â It is refreshing, good paced, has lovable characters and mean enemies.