Sarah Page is a Niagara University sophomore.
Scratch that. Sarah Page is a published Niagara University sophomore.
The Amulet, a novel that Page began writing during her freshman year at Frontier Central High School in Hamburg, hit bookshelves in late July. It is described by Page as a historical fantasy novel with “a little bit of romance.” It’s about a young girl named Fala, who lives in a corrupt Egyptian town. When she becomes tangled up in the lives of two gods, they discover that she is mistakenly in the possession of a divine item that’s been missing for nearly 50 years. Fala has to accompany the two back to the realm of the gods to find the amulet’s rightful owner before it’s too late.
“I got the idea from actual Egyptian mythology and, in a way, one of my best friends, Amanda,” said Page, who plans to teach history at the high school or collegiate level. “I had just finished reading a book about the pharaoh Tutankhamen, and we were having a discussion about curses. The idea just kind of sprang from that. It’s something I’ve always had a passion for; I honestly can’t remember when it first sparked my interest. Writing has always been a hobby, too, so I guess it’s only natural that the two collided eventually.”
Page said that she is considering publishing a second book, a collection of short stories.