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Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos

LaFevers, R. L. (Book - 2007 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos


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Twelve-year-old Theo uses arcane knowledge and her own special talent when she encounters two secret societies, one sworn to protect the world from ancient Egyptian magic and one planning to harness it to bring chaos to the world, both of which want a valuable artifact stolen from the London museum for which her parents work.
Authors: LaFevers, R. L. (Robin L.)
Title: Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos
Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin,, c2007
Characteristics: [344] p. :,ill. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: R.L. LaFevers ; illustrated by Yoko Tanaka
Notes: "Theodosia Throckmorton books, 1"--Novelist
Summary: Twelve-year-old Theo uses arcane knowledge and her own special talent when she encounters two secret societies, one sworn to protect the world from ancient Egyptian magic and one planning to harness it to bring chaos to the world, both of which want a valuable artifact stolen from the London museum for which her parents work.
Additional Contributors: Tanaka, Yoko
ISBN: 9780618756384
0618756388
Branch Call Number: j LAFEVERS
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Whenever I open the leaves of this book, nostalgia hits me tearily like a ton of bricks. Unequivocally a charming, thrilling novel by R.L. LaFevers, normally known for her His Fair Assassin trilogy but to me for my favorite read when I was younger: Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos(the series is comprised of this firstly, Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris, Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus, followed by Theodosia and the Last Pharoah, which will be succeeded by the Flame of Sekhmet). Dwelling mainly in the Museum of Legends and Antiquities where her parents work, Theo is certainly a fantastic heroine. It's exciting, chilling, amusing, and many more adjectives. Original, thank heavens it doesn't suffer from the cliches of today's popular literature...READ, I beseech you.

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  • MissNatalie_ rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Theodosia Throckmorton is a female champion in the chapter book realm. She's intelligent and adventurous, and not a little bit of a rule breaker. She uses her exceptional talent to uncover ancient Egyptian mysteries in her first book. This book is well written and researched. Sure to thrill.

"heodosia Throckmorton ("Theo" for short) has an unusual talent. She has the ability to sense curses that are bound to ancient artifacts - which comes in handy, since her mother is an archaeologist and her father is head curator of London's Museum of Legends and Antiquities. When Theo's mother brings the legendary Heart of Egypt amulet home from a king's tomb, Theo discovers that it carries a curse horrible enough to start an unimaginable war between two secret societies, both of which are determined to steal the amulet. This exciting mystery set in 1906 will thrill readers, particularly those fascinated by the supernatural or by Egyptian history." Kids' Books September 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=682584

Loved it! Plucky little British girl who basically lives in a museum and Ancient Egyptian themes.

Report This Nov 24, 2010
  • dragonlover_samantha rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Fabulous book, but a bit boring in some parts. A good book if you liked Percy Jackson or Red Pyramid.

Report This Dec 13, 2009
  • lsj rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Harry Potter meets The Mummy movies, but with it's own unique heroine. The Theodosia books may capitalize on the Harry Potter trend, but to dismiss them as knock-offs would be to deny a charming reading experience. If you enjoy Egyptian history, magic, and a unique and intelligent hero (who just happens to be a girl), this is the book for you.

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