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The Silver Coin

Available: September 19, 2016

Series: Ancient Elements

Page Count: 140

ISBN: 978-1620067987

In The Silver Coin, book three of the Ancient Elements Series, Sam and Amata face different challenges. Living in different countries each must find the courage to face unjust leaders, choose life over love, and ultimately choose between revenge or forgiveness.

Amata remains in Egypt and finds herself in the middle of a political power struggle. Sam travels from Egypt to Crete, Cyprus, and then Phoenicia in search of his uncle Zim. Both Sam and Amata encounter love interests, but must choose between love and survival as they navigate the dangers of the ancient world. Ultimately, Sam faces the danger of a vengeful father, challenging Sam’s understanding of true love and forgiveness.

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  • Sontag's Mediterranean world is a vivid one, and the story makes clear that even thousands of years ago, residents of the region were well traveled and knowledgeable about their realm . . . individuals looking for curriculum-based fiction may find the book a valuable tool. Kirkus Reviews
  • Sontag's final book of her Ancient Elements trilogy was an exhilarating conclusion to this Indiana Jones-like journey through the civilizations of the ancient middle eastern kingdoms. Students reading her books will effortlessly be educated, richly enhancing the core curriculum they are learning in their middle school classes. Jean Fujiki Library Media Clerk, Cupertino, CA
  • The Silver Coin is so visual throughout, using conversation to move the characters forward in this third book of Dr. Sontag’s trilogy. My sixth grade students love to read her books! Susan Peers Social Studies Teacher, San Jose, CA
  • The Alabaster Jar is filled with adventure, intrigue, mystery and Marie develops her characters with such depth and meaning. Cheryl Palos Amazon Reviewer

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