Saturday, March 23, 2013

Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by R.L. La Fevers

Theodosia is a character that is British through and through. She lives in London with her parents, who are museum curators that focus on Egyptian artifacts. They are busy and Theodosia spends a great deal of her time at the museum as they work. She has full reign to wander and learn and knows a great deal about Egyptian black magic and spells. In fact, she has a sixth sense about spells and sets about removing them from the various artifacts her parents bring home. A lot of work!

When Theodosia’s mother returns from Egypt with a prized artifact, Theodosia senses the curses surrounding it are worse than anything she’s seen so far. Then it goes missing and Theodosia has to find it and figure out a way to get rid of the spell, all without her parents knowing! It’s possible the British Empire is in trouble! Her adventures introduce her to some great people and some evil people. This is the first in a series.

Grades 4-7 maybe but content is higher? Would need knowledge of ancient Egypt to fully comprehend