By Ed Sutter
Alec Gavins’ first summer season activity leads to love, magic, and experience. He comes into ownership of an historical golden amulet which can provide his needs, even if by no means within the method he expects. Alec and acquaintances Marina and her uncle Zack start studying the pendant, gaining knowledge of it’s associated with the misplaced tomb of Alexander the nice. They’ve no concept a malevolent staff, additionally searching for the tomb, are decided to pay money for the amulet—at any cost. Alec’s existence turns into a roller-coaster journey while Alexander’s spirit makes an attempt to regulate him—at a time while Alec’s going to want his wits approximately him simply to live to tell the tale…
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Zack ready an incredibly tasty dinner from dehydrated rations. “This is lovely reliable, Zack,” I acknowledged. “Lots of practice,” he spoke back. I’d by no means considered the slick proprietor of a small company as a camper. Marina requested, “Was that after you have been within the SEALs, Uncle Zack? ” Megan stated, “The SEALs? I’ve by no means heard that tale, Zack. ” taking a look mildly embarrassed, he spoke back, “Well, it used to be decades in the past, while i used to be younger and silly. ” Marina piped up, “He acquired medals for saving a host of our men, didn’t you Uncle Zack? ” “Which means are we heading day after today, Megan? ” he requested, evidently trying to swap the topic. An clever girl, Megan picked up in this and stated, “Still northeast, i believe. we should always nonetheless have approximately one other ten miles, and according to the kingdom of the music now, it’ll must be taking walks. ” “Oh, boy! ” I acknowledged. “Something to appear ahead to! ” I don’t imagine my enthusiasm confident somebody. in the end, it didn’t persuade me. as soon as the sunlight went down, all of us crashed inside of our mosquito nets. I didn’t get to sleep for a long time. outdoors, the jungle appeared a dwelling presence. there has been the consistent scent of sizzling, rainy, crops in numerous levels of transforming into or decaying, and there have been every kind of peculiar sounds: malicious program sounds, animal sounds, and sounds I couldn’t determine. I hadn’t slept open air because i used to be approximately 5 years outdated, and that have been in my yard. someday within the evening i need to have drifted off, as the subsequent factor I knew, I smelled nutrition. Breakfast used to be on. I wear the camouflage outfit Zack had chosen for me. It had lengthy pants and lengthy sleeves that he acknowledged I’d desire within the heavy wooded area. the cloth was once lighter than I’d expected. nonetheless, I rolled up the sleeves for coolness and coated my face and palms with insect repellant. This was once no worse than the sunblock I continuously needed to put on in Phoenix, even though it smelled form of humorous to me. Zack used to be wearing an almost exact dress to mine, yet in some way he made it glance crisp and classy. We either had floppy camo bush hats caught in our packs. They’d most likely turn out to be useful later. After breakfast, we headed out. The going wasn’t as undesirable as I expected. there have been just a couple of spots the place Zack and that i used our machetes to chop throughout the plants. shall we frequently cross round with no getting too misplaced. Our amulet-dowsed map and Megan’s compass governed our course. We didn’t are looking to get too out of line, no longer simply because we’d wander off, yet simply because we'd leave out our coordinates and that will suggest much more jogging and paintings. higher to do it correct the 1st time. Megan set a gentle velocity during the jungle, which Marina appeared to be in a position to stick to as if she’d walked via jungles for her complete lifestyles. Zack looked as if it would stream over and round the bushes and plants, by no means creating a sound. He left that to me. If there has been a department, bush, or root I didn’t journey over, I’d be absolutely surprised. i used to be used to strolling in desolate tract or on lawns—not in jungles. Even the desolate tract Botanical Gardens had sidewalks. the army surplus jungle boots I wore quick turned scuffed and coated with plants stains.