Thursday, October 4, 2012
Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh by R.L. LaFevers-ADVISABLE
When Theodosia goes to Egypt to return the Emerald Tablet-an artifact embedded with ancient secrets-to prevent the artifact among with some others from falling into the hands of the Serpents of Chaos. While there, she decides to discover the truth about her birth. While doing all that, she incurs the notice of two secret organizations. The rightful guardians of the artifacts she’s returning and another organization bent on world conquest. Both do not like her and would rather see her out of Egypt by any means. In a world where children are believed that they should be seen and not heard, her only hope to not suffering the wrath of the two organizations is to uncover the truth about her existence and to conquer the magic that she can control within her before it’s too late. Will she succeed?
A fun read for fans of Egyptian mythology. The heroine is quirky and entertaining. The plot is well-developed, engaging, and filled with action. The illustrations are detailed and fun to look at. Readers who have liked the other three books and enjoy adventure, action, ancient secrets, and other thing like Indiana Jones will enjoy reading this book. EL (4-6). ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.