The Secret of Sinbad's Cave

Rated 4.82/5 based on 11 reviews
Nat Sheppard’s world is turned upside down on the first day of the school holidays by the discovery of a secret room containing cave maps with clues to an ancient treasure. But Nat and her friends soon discover they’re not the only ones chasing the jewels. Professional treasure hunters are on the trail – and they’re prepared to eliminate anyone in their way. More
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About the Series: The Natnat Adventures
On the first day of the school holidays Nat Sheppard and her friends are thrown into a world of intrigue in which secrets are guarded and the past is protected.

Following an ancient cache of clues they adventure across New Zealand guided by Abraham, a Maori elder.

But always in close pursuit is Drake, a mysterious and ruthless woman somehow connected to Abraham. Nat and her friends must get to the truth before Drake stops them for good.

Also in Series: The Natnat Adventures

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Review by: Amy Shannon on Oct. 18, 2017 :
Magnificent YA story

This book is very appealing and was a great read, even for someone who is not part of the YA audience. I enjoyed this book, and found the introduction of the cave very seductive, and it just pulled me in more to the story. It has strong characters and the writing is well done. I like the premise of the story, adding a mystery with depths of treasure maps and distant lands. It's a great story, even when the parents get in the way.
(review of free book)
Review by: DragonSpell on April 16, 2015 :
Started reading this yesterday midday and I could not put it down. A must read for every young New Zealander especially if they are not already hooked on reading. I am well over sixty and this just took me on a wonderful exciting journey. Could be a new Hobbiton in the Waikato with the essence of this tale. Would be an excellent read even if know nothing about New Zealand.
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)
Review by: alicecoombes on April 12, 2015 :
This book should be a kiwi classic, it is filled with exciting magical adventures and is unputdownable. As a New Zealander, this book provides a taste of home and familiarity. It was an absolute pleasure and delight to read. I especially enjoyed the integration of Maori words and the education around caves in Waitomo regarding stalagmites and stalactites. An overall must read!
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)
Review by: alexocean on April 6, 2015 :
Fantastic. A modern day take on adventure stories reminiscent of famous five but with a New Zealand twist. A rollicking good read, with suspense, excitement and all set within the historical and cultural framework of the mystical Waitomo region...appropriate for a variety of ages with no questionable content!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: Sharon Holt on Feb. 9, 2015 : (no rating)
I loved the way that this book was a thrilling adventure from beginning to end. I am sure it will be enjoyed by young teens - and the ending is the perfect segue into what looks like being an exciting new series by a very exciting new author. Well done Brydie!
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)
Review by: GroganPJ on Feb. 8, 2015 :
Imagination and mythology skilfully woven together for a great read. What an adventure!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: motleymouse on Jan. 28, 2015 :
Absolutely thrilling! The story just grabs you and takes you along, I couldn't put it down! There are so many twists that you never know what's going to happen next. Perfect for people of any age, especially if you want to know more about magical New Zealand or if you just love a good adventure story.
(reviewed 18 days after purchase)
Review by: tomhjohns on Jan. 26, 2015 :
I started reading this and realised that I couldn't put it down. I love it, at one point I definitely had goosebumps. It's a captivating and intriguing story and the local connection to NZ is so cool, I can picture every place that you describe and your characters fit the local people incredibly well.
Thanks for putting me onto it, I can't wait to read the next one and the next one after that.
(reviewed 16 days after purchase)
Review by: lovebird33 on Jan. 18, 2015 :
'We couldn't love it more. You are an amazing story teller.'
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)
Review by: Vashti on Jan. 14, 2015 :
What a fantastic 'can't put it down' story. I loved the true blue kiwi characters and their crazy adventures. It really took me back to my childhood growing up in New Zealand. I am looking forward to the next one.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: TheBains on Jan. 14, 2015 :
An invigorating adventure story which engages the reader right from the start. The descriptions of the New Zealand setting (Waitomo) are beautifully worded and interwoven through the story and draws the reader into the setting and action. The characters quickly develop so that we relate to them, react to their challenges and will them forward on their adventure.
A well crafted story which will appeal to both young adult and adult readers alike. It makes a great 'read aloud' book that any teacher could use for months as a springboard for a myriad of explorations. Let's now hope the second book isn't too far away- can't wait to see what these kids get involved with next!
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
Review by: Leonie0 on Jan. 13, 2015 :
this a great book aimed at the younger adult reader, I thoroughly enjoyed the twists and turns and the kiwiana information that came through with the story line, great job. A relaxing evening or two read.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
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