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  • Keywords
    • Egyptology,
    • Egyptian mythology,
    • Action and adventure,
    • Ancient curses,
    • Egyptian curse,
    • Egyptian gods,
    • Ancient civilizations

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Jonathan and the Sacred Scarab
So It Begins!
by James Bowlby

Jonathan never intended to be hunted down by a madman working for an evil Egyptian god. All he wanted was to be an Egyptologist like his dad. But that fateful day nine years ago when he found the scarab changed everything. Now his father is missing, and Jonathan has no choice but to head back to Egypt to find him. But the journey will be dangerous, especially with Set, the God of Storms and Chaos, hunting him. Even with his protector, the God Khepri, tucked inside the scarab, ready to emerge whenever Jonathan rubs the small beetle, Jonathan doesn’t feel entirely safe. But he knows he must do this, not only for his father, but also for himself, to prove he is more than just his father’s son. Enlisting the help of his best friend Nathan, Jonathan heads to the last site his father worked at, only to discover yet another mystery—someone has stolen the camp’s newly found artifacts. Could whoever kidnapped his father be behind the thefts too? With new friends and new vigour, Jonathan sets out to find his father, recover the missing artifacts, and proclaim his independence.

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James Bowlby has a master’s degree in education allowing him to do what he loves—teach. He has been writing scripts for his acting students and for historical plays for years, earning many awards for plays he has written and directed, but has always loved young adult fiction. He finally had the time to begin writing his own young adult series on Egyptian adventures, beginning with Jonathan and the Sacred Scarab, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The novel began as a short story about a young boy who didn’t know his father, but when that young boy became a teenager with more complex problems, James knew he needed a longer medium for his story. James has always been captivated by ancient Egypt, even teaching an Egyptian history class, and has recently begun studying Hieroglyphs after having visited the country twice. He is gradually getting better at reading this ancient writing. James has two daughters and currently lives with his wife in Salmon Arm, BC, Canada’s westernmost province, where he enjoys walking and hiking around the community’s many lakes. He is also a great patron of the arts and makes an active effort to see several theatrical and musical performances every month.


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