13 year old TC has a secret. No one knows she possesses a supernatural power.
Can TC help her Uncle Max, an archaeologist, unearth enough evidence that Ancient Egyptians visited Australia, before he’s discredited in the media by those that want the past to stay buried?
“Some would say that I have a gift, but to me it’s always been a curse. Before I changed my mind, I tugged off my gloves and whipped my head left and right, checking to see that no one was watching. I sucked in breath and steadied my nerves then thrust my hands against the stones and touched one of the cartouches. Time and place ripped away.”
A family friendly read for tweens and above.
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite
"W.J. Scott's historical adventure novel, Hieroglyph: TC's Adventures, Book 1, is exciting and fast-paced. TC wears gloves all the time, as she possesses some strange powers that allow her to travel back in time when she touches artifacts. I loved following along as she channels the story of the ancient Egyptians on their trip to Australia. TC and Max are marvelous characters who are fun to read about. Scott also brings the sights, sounds and wildlife of Australia to life in this story. Helle-Nielsen's illustrations are superb! They are precise and minimalist, and exactly suited to the story.
Hieroglyph: TC's Adventures, Book 1 is most highly recommended for adventure lovers of all ages."
Book Viral - Our Review......
"An enchanting, multi layered novel, Hieroglyph is the new YA Fantasy release from Wendy Scott and it's sure to grab your attention as she weaves her words with a magical touch, instilling each page with a compelling sense of adventure. Clearly, she's invested much by way of research to bring past and present together. There's timely exposition which brings the mysteries of ancient Egypt to life whilst her young protagonist TC is confidently developed as a lead character and certainly strong enough to carry a gripping series. These alone are reasons to turn the pages, but what ultimately prevails is an innate sense of familiarity as Scott plays to our innate need for answers.
An entertaining and highly satisfying read, if Hieroglyph is your first novel from Scott, prepare to be hooked. Definitely deserving of a place on your bookshelf, it is highly recommended."