Book: The Search for the Stone of Excalibur - Book Two - The Chronicles of the Stone by Fiona Ingram
categories: Book, Action, Adventure, King Arthur, Mystery, Archaeology, History, Geography, Juvenile Fiction
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Fiona Ingram about this book: The Search for the Stone of Excalibur grew from Book One, The Secret of the Sacred Scarab. I am a huge King Arthur fan and having travelled all over Scotland, visiting castles, I decided that Britain would be the location of the boys' quest for the Second Stone of Power. The legends and stories about King Arthur and Excalibur are the perfect vehicle for this book. There is so much magic and mystery surrounding this historical figure that I had enough material to craft a fascinating adventure. If you love history, geography, action, adventure, archaeology and a story that grips you from page one (plus lots of danger!) then this is the book for you. This will also appeal to anyone who wants to save the world or (for those readers a little older) remembers their plans to do so!
Having escaped the clutches of the evil Dr. Khalid in Egypt and rescued the First Stone of Power, Justin and Adam are keen to embark upon the next adventure. This quest takes them to Britain, and unravels the mystery behind King Arthur—half myth, half legend—and his fantastical sword Excalibur. What gave Excalibur its incredible powers, so great that even historians have recorded its singular abilities? Could it be that a Stone of Power is embedded in the hilt? Right from the start, this adventure is not like the first. For one, Aunt Isabel has sent a girl along with the cousins. How annoying. Will she get in the way? Their travels take them from Oxford, England, to Scotland, where the location of the quest is in an old castle, a ruined chapel, and with a few ghosts thrown in as well. And who are the enigmatic and scary Eaters of Poison, driven by an ancient purpose? What is their connection to the castle's past and James' ancestor, Bedwyr the Curious Monk, whose research into history started all the trouble? This time the cousins, and their companion Kim, might be outnumbered, since Dr. Khalid more than likely survived falling into the abyss in their previous adventure.
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