Samantha Sutton and the Winter of the Warrior Queen
Twelve-year-old Samantha Sutton, amateur archeologist, was scarred after a nightmarish trip to Peru, but when her Uncle Jay comes to her door asking her to come on another expedition, she can’t refuse. This time it’s in Cambridge, England where local myth tells the story of Boudica, a Celtic warrior queen in Roman times. Samantha and Jay are certain that Boudica died on their excavation site, but Jay’s cool-headed partner is against the idea. Samantha has been worrying about Adam Quint since he lost his chances for a career in Peru, and Samantha knows that he is out for revenge. When there are several attempts on her life, she suspects Adam, but when she alerts Jay to her fears, he only scoffs at them and ignores her. As Samantha uncovers more of the plot on her uncle’s career, she must take the fate of the people she loves into her own hands.
Samantha’s uncle is super annoying, and I felt really bad for Samantha in this book. Samantha felt like she was the only one worrying about Adam, and that her uncle wasn’t protecting her, and no matter what she did she felt responsible if things turned out badly. This book was much less archaeology-focused than the last one; its attention was directed at Samantha’s relationships with the people around her.