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THE SEARCH FOR THE STONE OF EXCALIBUR Blog Tour & Giveaway

 

The Book

 

The Search For The Stone Of Excalibur by Fiona Ingram
Book 2 of The Chronicles Of The Stone series
Genre: MG/YA

 

 

About The Search For The Stone Of Excalibur:

A modern day adventure as our protagonists search for Excalibur and the treasures it holds!

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 archaeologists 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.

Source: Info in the About The Search For The Stone Of Excalibur was from the press kit from the publicity team.

 

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Excerpt:

There was no time to run away because suddenly the drumming hooves were all around him. Then came the faint melancholy wail of a battle horn and the tinny sound of chinking metal. He could hear the crisp snap-snap of fluttering pennants and when he turned, he glimpsed banners waving among the trees. The surge of spectral riders halted and one man, seated on a white horse, appeared at the head of the cavalcade.

The eerie figure came closer, the horse lifting its feet carefully, clip-clopping right up to the trembling boy. The horse was huge, its trappings gleaming with pinpoints of metal rosettes, its long tail and mane hanging like ghostly cobwebs in the pale moonlight. The beast snorted and stamped restlessly. Adam saw the burnished glint of a helmet with a dragon-shaped crest topped by a red plume. Although the cheek pieces of the helmet obscured the man’s features, the shadowy figure was looking right at him. A red cloak swirled around the warrior’s body and, as the fabric swung aside, Adam saw the gleam of chain mail and the dark shape of a breastplate on the man’s chest. The warrior’s armor seemed more Roman than he expected. A banner flapped from the spear of a man behind the warrior: a red dragon on a white background. The warrior raised one arm, and a roar erupted as the sounds of cheering burst from what seemed to be thousands of throats. Although Adam heard strange words in another language, somehow he understood what the voices said.

“Hail the Pendragon!”

 

The Early Buzz

“Fiona Ingram’s storytelling is masterful; she adroitly weaves historical fact and fantasy in a smooth and fluid style that makes reading this book both an exciting and intellectually satisfying treat. The Search for the Stone of Excalibur is filled with action and adventure, puzzles and ghostly presences, and stalwart companions ready to face any and all perils that come their way. What more could a reader ask for? The Search for the Stone of Excalibur is a marvelous historical adventure tale, and it’s most highly recommended. (5 stars)”~ Jack Magnus, Readers Favorite

“As always, Fiona Ingram’s masterful description paints a vivid picture of the setting for this adventure, beginning with the honey-tinted Cotswold beauty of Oxford before moving on to the wilder, rugged landscape of Scotland. But Fiona’s particular skill lies in the wonderful characters which she creates to people these adventures… (5 Stars)” ~ Dassie, Amazon

“Character development is the key to the story, and the dialogue is snappy… If there are young reluctant readers in your family, this might just be the kick they need to get over that hump. (5 Stars)” ~ Lit Amri, Readers Favorite

“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. (5 stars)” ~ K. Springs, Amazon

“Ingram describes her characters and locals in such a vivid way that the reader cannot help but picture themselves right there alongside the cousins. I loved the historical information at the end as well as the preview of the next book! I cannot wait! The Search for the Stone of Excalibur is certain to be the next great young adult series of our time! (5 stars)”~ Heather Osborne, Readers Favorite

 

THE SECRET OF THE SCARED SCARAB by Fiona Ingram

 

The first book in the series, The Secret of the Sacred Scarab has enjoyed the following book contest wins and nominations:

* Finalist Children’s Fiction Next Generation 2009 Indie Book Awards

* Finalist Juvenile Fiction USA National Best Books 2009

* Winner Pre-Teen 2009 Readers’ Favorites Awards

* Number 2 in the Children’s & Teens Book Connection Top Ten Favourite Books of 2009 for Kids, Tweens & Teens

* Winner Silver Medal Teen Fiction 2010 Nautilus Book Awards

* Finalist Children’s Fiction 2010 International Book Awards

* Winner Bronze Medal Pre-Teen Fiction 2010 Moonbeam Book Awards

* Finalist 2011 Rubery Book Awards

* Winner Gold Award Mystery Pre-Teen 2011 Children’s Literary Classics Awards

* 2nd Place 2011 YA Sharpwrit Book Awards

* Winner Gold Medal 2013 Wise Bear Book Awards

 

Books In The Chronicles Of The Stone Series:

 

Meet The Author

 

About Fiona Ingram:

Fiona Ingram (B.A., Hons. (Natal), M.A., (Wits)) was born and educated in South Africa, and has worked as a full-time journalist and editor. Her interest in ancient history, mystery, and legends, and her enjoyment of travel has resulted in The Secret of the Sacred Scarab, the first in her exciting children’s adventure series—Chronicles of the Stone. Fiona has recently completed the second book entitled The Search for the Stone of Excalibur, a treat for young King Arthur fans. She is busy with Book 3 entitled The Temple of the Crystal Timekeeper.

www.fionaingram.com | www.secretofthesacredscarab.com | blog | twitter | facebook | facebook author page | google+ | pinterest | goodreads

 

 

The Search for the Stone of Excalibur Blog Tour Schedule (2015)

February 16

Mother Daughter Book Reviews (Review & Launch)

Enter Here Canada (Excerpt)

February 17

Cherry Mischievous (Excerpt)

February 18

InkSpired: A Blog (Review)

2ReadBook (Review)

February 19

The Book Lovers’ Lounge (Review)

February 20

Bookroom Reviews (Review + Interview)

February 21

Jemima Pett, Author (Review)

February 23

Kay LaLone ~ I Love Books! (Review)

February 24

The Logonauts (Review)

February 25

Christy’s Cozy Corners (Guest Post)

February 26

Mami Tales (Review)

February 27

Coffee Books & Art (Excerpt)

February 28

Heart of a Philanthropist (Review)

March 1

Something Smells Fishy Here… (Author Interview)

WhenIGrowUpIWannaWriteaKidsBook (Review)

 

Giveaway

 

Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner’s choice

Contest closes: March 15, 11:59 pm, 2015

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 Fiona Ingram and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.

 

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2 Comments »

  1. Thanks for hosting me!

    Comment by Fiona Ingram (@FionaRobyn) | 17/02/2015 | Reply


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