Teenager Travels Through Time With Hunky King Tut in New YA Novel

Fifteen-year-old Rosa is a type of uncommon folks gifted with the power to listen to the lifeless chatting with her. Usually, nonetheless, the lifeless are pesky individuals who need to discuss to her whereas she’s busy doing issues like taking math assessments; in one such occasion, when she tries to do away with the lifeless particular person so she will focus, she finds herself in a shouting match and is quickly after despatched to the principal’s workplace.

Of course, nobody believes Rosa can actually communicate to the lifeless, so her life is not straightforward, but it surely’s about to get much more attention-grabbing. Rosa is already obsessive about Ancient Egypt, however she will hardly consider it when King Tut not solely begins chatting with her, however he seems earlier than her eyes. Once she will get previous noticing what a hunk he’s, she realizes he is making an attempt to enlist her on a time journey mission that appears not solely unimaginable however downright harmful.

Hunk or not, Tut has his coronary heart set on his historic love, his spouse, Ankhesenpaaten. They have been separated for hundreds of years, however now she is making an attempt to speak with Tut by way of Rosa, and Tut wants Rosa’s assist to steer him to his love’s ultimate resting place.

Time journey does certainly occur, and earlier than Rosa is aware of it, she’s witnessing Tut’s life story in addition to going through the fierce General Horemheb, who succeeded Tut’s household as pharaoh and desires to wipe out all traces of Tut’s household historical past in Ancient Egypt. Before the story is over, Rosa will discover herself channeling the lifeless, being locked up in a tomb, and discovering that every one the gold in King Tut’s tomb is of little worth in comparison with real love.

Cheryl Carpinello’s new novel Sons of the Sphinx is a riveting madcap trip by way of an enchanting time in Ancient Egypt’s historical past. Readers meet not solely King Tut however his controversial father, King Akenhaten, and his well-known stepmother, Queen Nefertiti. Insights are given into historic life, and Egyptian mythology is explored. Best of all, the story is each enjoyable and academic, which led to its designation as a “Literary Classics Award Winning Book.” The e book additionally has a glossary in the again of Egyptian gods, folks, locations, and phrases.

Cheryl Carpinello, as a longtime educator and the writer of a number of different younger grownup books, together with Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend and The King’s Ransom, is aware of how you can entertain younger readers in a manner that makes them need to study extra. And as an grownup reader, I discovered loads about King Tut and his time that I did not know, and I now need to study extra, so if I really feel that keen about this e book, I can simply think about how excited I’d have been as a toddler studying this e book. I’m sure it is destined to be a favourite amongst younger readers.

A companion quantity to the e book, titled Tutankhamen Speaks, can also be accessible; It tells King Tut’s full life story in his personal phrases.

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