This action-packed series brings the vibrant ancient kingdom to life in wonderful, shimmering detail.
Kate Blair, author of The Magpie’s Library
Immediately absorbing and brimming with intrigue. With plots that keep the reader breathless and richly detailed settings in ancient Egypt, these books truly captivate. Masterful character development reveals a worthy young heroine in Sesha who readers will loyally follow. A must-read series for upper middle-grade adventure lovers.
Michelle Kadarusman, author of Music for Tigers and Girl of the Southern Sea
The spirited characters are well-drawn and believable, the material appears thoroughly (and I mean admirably) researched, and the book is hard to put down. Glimpses into how mummies are made, how to charm a cobra, and what medical treatments were used in Ancient Egypt are the type of fascinating detail that inspire reflection and appreciation if a reader can pause long enough to contemplate them between the nonstop action scenes. The heroine is smart, brave, resourceful, and persistent, the stakes grow ever higher, while palace intrigue and wild romps through catacombs supply all that an adventure-loving reader could desire.
Pam Withers, award-winning author of Stowaway and First Descent
With scheming at every turn and the stakes higher than ever, Sevigny carefully blends intrigue and action, making The Oracle of Avaris a gripping read. Sure to be a favourite for middle graders who enjoy fast paced plots intertwined with ancient settings. A magical series of ancient mystery and heroism that will endear readers.
B.R. Myers, author of Rogue Princess and the Nefertari Hughes series
Once again, Sesha’s adventures will sweep readers across deserts and into the duplicitous world of Egyptian royalty. The Oracle of Avaris is a fast-paced novel that is impossible to put down.
Colleen Nelson, author of Governor General's Award-nominated Harvey Holds His Own
A fantastic adventure series that appeals to both children and adults, Alisha Sevigny’s Secrets of the Sands transports the reader to ancient Egypt with impeccable research and a heroine in the young scribe Sesha, who goes on a incredible journey with twists and turns and cliff-hangers that will keep you racing through the pages.
Lee Matthew Goldberg, author of The Mentor, The Ancestor, and The Runaway Train series
With action, adventure, and a hint of magic in the writing, Sevigny delivers the perfect culmination to her Secrets of the Sands series while shedding light on a little-known pocket of history in The Oracle of Avaris. Sesha is a heroine who is smart, determined, and embodies girl power while kicking butt in a middle grade novel reminiscent of Lara Croft meets The Mummy. Strong plot and character development brings ancient Egypt exciting and alive for readers, like me, who need a great story to go with their history.
Paul Coccia, co-author of On The Line with Eric Walters