Lauren Wilkins is in foster care with no memory of who she is or where she is from. At night, in her dreams, a mysterious old woman visits her. Finally, during a dream Lauren is able to speak to her. When she wakes up, she realizes what the old woman said was true: Lauren has a mysterious, almost unnoticeable beacon in her arm. She carefully activates the beacon in the hope that her dream of having a real family that loves her comes true. She doesn’t know she is about to set in motion the most incredible adventure she could ever possibly imagine.
A brilliantly imaginative and adventurous tale of family and overcoming adversity, M.A. Joines’ debut is an exciting, around-the-world odyssey full of wonder. The moment the beacon is activated Lauren is rescued by her grandmother Aggie, who takes Lauren to her hidden home filled with family and friends from their home planet Althus. There, Professor Peabody helps Lauren regain her memory and uncovers her most amazing gift: she can apperate, a form of telepathic teleportation. In search of a portal that will allow them to reconnect with their home planet, they use Lauren’s gift to journey to a hidden island in the Pacific Ocean. There they find the portal, but they also learn they must find the keys to unlock it. The first is in a hidden chamber beneath the Great Sphinx of Giza. Quickly apperating there, they locate the key and return. When they insert the key, they discover the next key is at the bottom of the Bermuda Triangle. But Grandma Aggie has shocking news that could disrupt their mission—and forever alter Lauren’s life.
Cutting edge fantasy meets ultra-cool sci-fi in the most fun-filled quest to come along in years. Loaded with mystery and full of all-new worlds and people, Joines’ globe-trotting story is full of incredible fun as she keeps the action moving fast and furious. With adventure around every corner, The Hidden Chamber Beneath the Great Sphinx: Portal Key Quest is an amazing ride the whole family can enjoy.