The Talisman of Elam by Jim Mastro
Series: Children of Hathor, Book 1.
Approx. 88,910 words.
Published on February 16, 2011.
When twelve-year-old Jason Hunter discovers a spaceship buried in the woods behind his home, his world is turned upside down. He is forced to flee the Earth on a desperate mission to rescue his parents and prevent an alien invasion. If he can't find an ancient talisman hidden among the stars, the consequences will be horrific. The only trouble is, the thing might kill him when he touches it!