Some ancient secrets should remain buried.
An American teenager in Cairo finds herself in the middle of the Egyptian revolution fleeing militant Islamic extremists. She leads her worst enemy and the boy she thinks about much too often on the adventure of a lifetime. When she discovers an ancient artifact that was buried for thousands of years, she learns that very powerful people will stop at nothing, including murder, to learn the secrets of a long-dead civilization.
Praise for Egypt Rising
From the first page, and quite possibly the first sentence, I was hooked on this refreshingly different YA read that is suitable and enjoyable for all ages! ~Dii
Stan Schatt has written thirty books on a wide variety of topics including a chapter book for children, a YA novel, biographies of Michael Connelly and Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., and books on technology and career changing. His love for teaching is reflected in outstanding teaching awards he received from the University of Southern California and DeVry Institute of Technology.
Rather than having one career, Schatt has had several. He has worked as an autopsy assistant, an English professor, a software trainer, a law enforcement administrator, a market research executive, and a sales manager.
“Do you feel okay? I’m getting a bad headache,” I said.
Taylor looked up. I saw the girl’s eyes were very red.
“My head’s killing me. What do you think is happening?” she asked.
I didn’t know, but then I noticed a stream of blood starting to drip out of Taylor’s nose. I felt a slight drip coming from my nose. When I touched it with my finger, I noticed my finger was bright red. I could hear the medical text in my head broadcasting once again.
I raised my voice and everyone turned in my direction.
“What do you need, Olivia?”
“I think Taylor and I need a doctor right away. Something’s not right with us. We’ve got terrible headaches, and our noses are starting to bleed.”
“Call the Ambulance Service right now!” he shouted.
Mrs. Hargrove picked up a phone and began dialing.
“What is it?” Mister Thornton asked.
“Did you smell anything unusual when you went into the
Sphinx?” Dad’s voice was shaky.
“It smelled real stale and old.”
“It kind of smelled like spoiled mushrooms,” Taylor added.
“It’s what I was afraid of. A terrible fungus grows when a room is closed up that tightly. You breathe in the spores and then they begin growing in your lungs. That’s why we usually use masks and oxygen tanks when we open up sealed tombs. I’m afraid there’s not much time. The spores work their way up the brain and cause hemorrhagic brain fever.”
I felt dizzy. I heard a faint siren in the distance. Its sound grew louder and louder. I saw the door open and several men rushed in, holding stretchers. I saw their white uniforms, and then every- thing turned black as I passed out.
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