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. Of course, their old adversary Dr. Khalid is close behind as the trio travels through the jungle in search of the lost city of stone gods. This time Adam will clash with a terrible enemy who adopts the persona of an evil Aztec god, Tezcatlipoca. Will they emerge alive from the jungle? Will Dr. Khalid find the third Stone of Power before they do?
I am a South African children’s author. 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. The Secret of the Sacred Scarab is a middle grade children’s adventure, filled with action, mystery, history (yes!), geography, archaeology, and all the kind of hands-on/solving clues stuff kids love. The story is a thrilling adventure for two young boys, whose fun trip to Egypt turns into a dangerously exciting quest to uncover an ancient and mysterious secret. Visit www.chroniclesofthestone.com
Adam learns from the head of the uncontacted tribe about the two Aztec gods that war for supremacy - Tezcatlipoca the god of darkness, and Quetzalcoatl the god of light. Why are they important and who will win....?
The Temple of the Crystal Timekeeper: The Chronicles of the Stone (Book 3)
Now I will tell the story of two important Aztec gods, Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca.” At the sound of the first name, a woman gave a small cry and pointed to Adam, and then she touched her hair. Kotz gestured for her to be silent. “Tezcatlipoca was a great god of the Aztec people. Powerful, magnificent, he was ruler of the night sky. A dark god of sorcery and war, his nagual was the jaguar, b’alam, lord of the jungle. His name in the Nahuatl language of the Aztec means ‘Smoking Mirror’ and the obsidian mirror he wore on his chest was a weapon of great power. With it, he could see his enemies and pass from the other world to this one as if through a gate. His eternal opposite was the god Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent, the god of the wind, and of the star Venus. He was the god who flew between earth and sky. As the morning star, he was known by the name Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli, lord of the star of the dawn. He was the god of wisdom and his nagual was the quetzal bird. He was the pale god with fire hair.” At this, the same woman cried out again and pointed to Adam. Adam peered through the gloom and saw the cry came from the old medicine woman.