Book Review: Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus by: R. L. LaFevers


Houghton Mifflin Books for Children

Publish Date:
April 12, 2010

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Being able to detect black magic isn't all tea and crumpets - and for Theodosia Throckmorton, it can be a decidedly tricky business! When Sticky Will drags Theo to a magic show featuring the Great Awi Bubu, she quickly senses there is more to the magician than he lets on, setting in motion a chain of events she never could have bargained for.

Meanwhile, back at the Museum of Legends and Antiquities, Henry is home for the spring holidays and makes an accidental discovery of an artifact that alchemists have been hunting for centuries. Soon, every black-cloaked occultist in London is trying to get his hands on it...

Review: Theodosia is a young archaeologist of sorts who can detect curses. She lives in the Museum of Legends and Antiquities in London, England. Theodosia is dragged to a magic show, where she meets the Egyptian magician Ali Bubu. He performs a ceremony, which Theodosia has lived through before. Events lead Theodosia to find an ancient emerald tablet, which is believed to contain an alchemist's notes to turning metal into gold.

The story and characters are engaging, but it is very helpful to have read the previous books in the series first as the events build on each other from book to book. Theodosia has a strong personality and doesn’t take any guff from anyone, but does accept their help. Some of the threads of the story are left open and it looks as if there is a bigger adventure coming up in the next book.

Theodosia Throckmorton series: Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos (1), Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris (2), Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus (3), Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh (4)

1 comment:

  1. this sounds really cool, I love egyptian archaeology stuff...great that they're appealing to a younger audience too :)


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