Adam beamed hopefully at his aunt. “We could have an adventure, Aunt Isabel. Just a small one.”

“Forget it,” Aunt Isabel warned him. “I know what you’re thinking. We’re not looking for trouble, lost archaeologists, or hidden treasure. We’re going on a nice, safe tour with nice, safe people and that’s all. Adventures only happen in books.”

We’ll see, Adam thought. Anything can happen in Egypt.

– The Secret of the Sacred Scarab, Book One of The Chronicles of the Stone