Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by R.L. LaFevers

September 25, 2009

A combination of Nancy Drew and Indiana Jones, Theodosia Throckmorton is in big trouble. Theo’s parents run a museum of ancient artifacts, and only Theo can see the dark curses that surround the many ancient items. Unbeknown to her family, Theo spends a lot of her time trying to dispel the curses that threaten to harm those that enter the museum. When Theo’s mother returns from her latest archaeological dig bearing the Heart of Egypt—a legendary amulet belonging to an ancient tomb—Theo learns that it comes inscribed with a curse so black and vile that it threatens to crumble the British Empire and possibly destroy the world. Intent on returning the malevolent artifact to its rightful place, Theo devises a daring plan to put things right. But even with the help of her younger brother, a wily street urchin, and the secret society known as the Brotherhood of the Chosen Keepers, it won’t be easy….she quickly finds herself pursued down dark alleys, across an ocean, through the bustling crowds of Cairo, and straight into the heart of an ancient mystery. Theo will have to call upon everything she’s ever learned in order to prevent the rising chaos from destroying her country—and herself! (this booktalk is a compilation of reviews, the jacket annotation, and information from the website


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