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Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus (Theodosia Throckmorton #3)

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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 o
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Patti's Book Nook
I could have used more of Theodosia's cat Isis, but it was still good!

I had to get the cat comment out there first, ya'll know me:-) If not, Hello. I'm a self-confessed Crazy Cat Lady. In this third installment, Theodosia is back in her usual situation-embroiled in curses and artifacts. She meets the great magician Awi Bubu, coinciding with her discovery of an Emerald Tablet. This tablet is purported to turn metal into gold, which is obviously desirable. However, there are more reasons this is
Titis Wardhana
Oct 03, 2015 Titis Wardhana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, children

Semua bermula saat Theo diajak Will nonton pertunjukan magician Mesir bernama Awi Bubu. Awalnya Theo menganggap Awi Bubu ini fake, tapi ternyata di luar dugaan. Setelah itu, di museum, tanpa sengaja Henry menemukan emerald tablet yang ternyata sangat berharga, yang menjadi rebutan.

Di sini kisah kelahiran Theo mulai terungkap dan kenapa dia memiliki kekuatan yang istimewa itu. Selain itu, Isis juga ternyata bukan kucing biasa. Meski di sini Theo tidak sering memperlihatkan bakatnya, ta
Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books)
Theodosia is on another adventure in this third novel in the series. Theodosia visits an Egyptian magician’s magic show along with Will and his brothers and learns that the Great Awi Bubu may be more of a magician than he lets on. After Theodosia discovers the Emerald Tablet, an artifact which is rumored to hold the secret to turn ordinary metal into gold, Awi Bubu pays her a visit, along with the Arcane Society of the Black Sun and the Serpents of Chaos.

More secret societies abound and once aga
Gail Carriger
This third installment begins very abruptly, catapulting the reader, slightly lost, into what feels like the middle of a book. The author is simply assuming you have read the previous installments and done so rather recently. (Which I hadn't, so I stayed very confused for the first 1/3.)

Theodosia (age 11 p 26) and a handful of street rats are on the hunt for Egyptian black magic with no less than two secret societies after them. Theodosia is beset with other occult-related problems as well ~ her
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Candace Cunard for

Eleven-year-old cursebreaker and amateur Egyptologist Theodosia Throckmorton returns again in this sequel to THEODOSIA AND THE STAFF OF OSIRIS, and she's as feisty, capable, and trouble-seeking as ever.

Although she's fresh from saving Edwardian London from the secret society known as the Serpents of Chaos, Theo isn't the kind of girl to take a break. The book opens with her paying a visit to a stage show by a man called Awi Bubu, who professes to kn
Elizabeth (Miss Eliza)
With Will's brother in a mesmeric trance by the Great Awi Bubu he eerily repeats Theodosia's false prophecy to the Black Sunners: "The Black Sun shall rise up in a red sky before falling to earth, where a great serpent will swallow it." And as luck would have it, who is an even bigger thorn in her side than usual? The Black Sunners. But don't rule out The Serpents of Chaos... oh my, Theo does have her hands full. But the occultists are the least of her worries, when her parents have shut down th ...more
Lil (Heidi)
Aug 22, 2013 Lil (Heidi) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I honestly do not know why these books are not more popular. What a fantastic series, starring a clever 11 year old girl in 1906 London (and Egypt). Theodosia is a grand protagonist, quick-minded and witty, and mysteriously able to sense and combat curses and Egyptian magic that resides on artifacts discovered on her parents' digs (her parents are archaeologists) and brought back to the museum at which they are curators.

Theodosia works with a secret society, the Chosen Keepers, to prevent outbr
Clare Fitzgerald
Dec 17, 2014 Clare Fitzgerald rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Miss Theodosia Throckmorton is the sort of MG heroine I would have been completely obsessed with had R. L. LaFevers' delightful series been around when I was about ten or eleven. As it is, I'm unashamed to eat this series up with a spoon. I'd read the first two a couple years ago when I temporarily stole them from Asshole Ex's younger sister, and more recently, a friend of mine who works for HMH--after also getting me hooked on LaFevers' His Fair Assassin trilogy--procured me copies of books 3 a ...more
Feb 14, 2014 Ken rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
This is the third book in LaFevers' young adult series about budding Egyptologist Theodosia Throckmorton. Be sure to read the books in order of publication as the three stories lean heavily on each other making reading them out of order an impossibility.

That being said, I was a little put out by the extent that this book relied on the previous books in the series. Generally, I was able to recall the previous stories with LeFevers' reminders. But, at one point our heroine hears mention of a name
Cathy Cramer
This was the the 3rd book in the series. My 7th grader noted that in each book there was another new secret society and that Theodosia was not a very good judge of character.

By this point in the series, with three different secret societies, it was harder for me to remember who was in which secret society and what they knew, but the main characters from each society were memorable.

I liked meeting the rest of Sticky Will's family and the other characters there.

I also liked the quote, "I knew bett
Josianne Fitzgerald
Very fun. Theodosia manages once again to foil the evil plots of not one but two dastardly organizations, with help from a bunch of ragged urchins, an aged Egyptian magician and a couple of reluctant assistant curators.

An author of children's novels told me that finding ways of getting children alone to carry the plot in a book can be tricky. In the Theidosia books, the adults are obsessed with their own affairs rather than incompetent. It's actually part of the fun to see how Theodosia manages
Nancy Butts
Book 3 in the Theodosia Throckmorton series. It took me a good ninety pages to settle into this book. The author was trying to do too much, catching readers up on what felt like a dozen different threads left dangling after the previous book, and juggling perhaps too many minor characters and their four—count ‘em—four different secret organizations. I felt as if the author never settled on one subplot for very long, and the end result was jumpy. Also, she repeats the same plot devices in this bo ...more
May 14, 2014 Christina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: youth
I found this far more enjoyable than the previous books. As I said in my first review, I like the foundation of the series but think it would do better to "grow up" and be directed at an older age group, with Theo and co. aged up appropriately. In this book, she seemed to be older than her eleven years in her actions and the way she was treated by others in many cases, and it was easy to forget her young age for the most part. If the rest of the series stays at this level I'll be quite pleased. ...more
Sep 14, 2014 Robyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The series continues to be worthy of recommendation, most especially to young readers who are interested in ancient Egypt.

Note that it had been just shy of a year between finishing the previous book in the series and beginning this one, yet I was able to pick right up with the characters and plotlines, which speaks well for LaFevers' writing skills. Grateful that at the end a character who has previously been very stock and one-dimensional is finally being shown to be an entir
Aug 19, 2015 J.S. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction-ya, vine
In the wake of the Twilight craze, we've all seen far too many vampire and werewolf stories flooding the market. Not that I have anything against Dracula or the Wolf Man, but I always had a soft spot for the Mummy. Maybe there's not enough room for edgy romantic triangles in archaeology and Egyptology but it seems to me to offer plenty of fertile ground for fun stories. That's where Theodosia is a bit of fresh air - even if it does come from long buried crypts and the basements of British museum ...more
4.5 stars.

As I'm not a child I guess I find it rather tedious that Theo is constantly having to work around the adults in her life, especially since she has a proven track record now! I guess though that may be why this is a favorite for some, so much more intrigue and problems that Theo has to deal with.

I just wasn't a fan of the black sunner scorpions or all the Wigmere and brotherhood machinations. Even Will wasn't much of a friend to Theo so caught up trying to convince Wigmere to give him a
Anne Hawn Smith
This is the third adventure of Theodosia and I think it is the best. Theodosia gets involved with another Egyptian, this time a magician named Awi Bubu, who is trying to find the powerful artifacts which she has found inadvertently. In this book, Theodosia has the help of a number of street urchins as well as her brother, Henry. She also learns something shocking about her grandmother and hints about Theodosia’s heritage.

I am using this series for Homeschool and they are great! The content provi
Sep 17, 2011 Charlyn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Charlyn by: Grade 5 and up
Theodosia is truly one of my favorite heroines. She’s curious, bold, and intelligent. She holds her own with adults and sometimes uses them for her own purposes. I wish I could find more girl readers who like her as much as I do.

While making inventory of the items in the museum basement, Theodosia comes across a puzzling piece which is promptly broken by her brother Henry. Hidden beneath the exterior, she finds an emerald tablet. Theodosia loves research and she searches until she learns that
Aug 27, 2012 Brett rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: juvenile-fantasy
Theodosia Throckmorton rocks. She can take on anything, from cursed ancient Egyptian artifacts, to slightly deranged members of a local cult, to having her life threatened by supposedly dead traitors - not precisely without turning a hair: she is the first to admit when she's frightened - but at least without running screaming in the opposite direction. Theodosia's unusual talents are leavened with a remarkably large amount of common sense for an eleven-year-old girl whose rather preoccupied par ...more
Apr 05, 2013 Linda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can the Theodosia series get any better? Well, I guess that it just has! This is book #3 in the series meant for children but how could adults not love it too? I have given 5 stars to each of the 3 books. Imagine my joy when I opened this book, bought from amazon, and discovered that it's autographed "Look for the Magic! R.L. LaFevers". That made it even sweeter.

This series is set in London in 1907. In this book, Sticky Will, Theo's pickpocket young friend, drags Theo to a magic show featuring A
Text Addict
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: the juvenile and young adult shelves contain some good, fun fiction that isn’t the classics you remember (and may re-read from time to time).

The adventures of Theodosia Throckmorton are one of these. Being the eleven-year-old daughter of obsessed early 20th-century British Egyptologists, Theo reads hieroglyphics almost as easily as English, and probably knows more about the ancient Pharoahs than about the British monarchy.

Her ability to perceive Egypti
As the third installment in the Theodosia series, the Eyes of Horus seems to be the strongest book in terms of character development and pacing. Theodosia's family play a slightly larger role, including her hot-tempered younger brother Henry and her arch and snobbish grandmother, Lavinia. Both characters are more humanized in this outing, and this added dimension causes Theodosia to be seen less as "the heroine" and more as a real person. The pacing on the story is also the best out of the three ...more
Tessa Joy
Nov 14, 2014 Tessa Joy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
While at the museum, Theodosia and her brother, Henry, find a special tablet hidden inside an ancient Egyptian stele. Theodosia learns that the tablet is a map to artifacts that were once possessed by Egyptian gods—like the Staff of Osiris and the Orb of Ra. Anyone in possession of these artifacts would gain supernatural powers and yield unimaginable destruction. Once word gets out about the tablet, the Serpents of Chaos and the Arcane Order of the Black Sun all want it for their own and they wo ...more
Aug 10, 2010 Kelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wish the THEODOSIA THROCKMORTON series had existed when I was a kid. I went through one heck of an Egyptology phase, and I don’t suppose I’ve ever left my brainy-heroine phase. My parents, though, should probably thank their lucky stars R.L. LaFevers hadn’t written these books yet. I can just imagine the mess I’d have made, trying to whip up ancient Egyptian potions in the backyard.

Theodosia is an 11-year-old girl growing up in the Edwardian era. Her parents run a museum, and since they’re rat
Dec 30, 2010 Karissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the third book in the Theodosia series by LaFevers. It was a great addition to the series. If you liked the first two books I think you will enjoy this one as well.

Theodosia is already knee deep in curses as she tries to frantically de-curse all of the Egyptian artifacts in her parents' museum (without them knowing). When her brother Henry comes down to "help" he cracks a stone tablet and reveals an Emerald Tablet inside of it. Now all the different factions that Theodosia is in cahoots
Jan 24, 2012 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, childrens
I'm becoming more partial to this series as I read on, since I stuck with the series because it satisfied the particular book craving I've had lately. Oftentimes I feel that children's series with fantasy/sci-fi (in this case fantasy-ish) elements would be better read in one big volume than in several since the beginning is always a bit slow due to the fact that not only do the characters need to be developed, but magical framework, if you will must be set up. In this volume, more than the other ...more
Elizabeth (Miss Eliza)
With Will's brother in a mesmeric trance by the Great Awi Bubu he eerily repeats Theodosia's false prophecy to the Black Sunners: "The Black Sun shall rise up in a red sky before falling to earth, where a great serpent will swallow it." Theo is instantly suspicious of this Egyptian Magician. How did he get Ratsy to say what she herself said? It's got to be a trick! But when she's trying to loose her "protective detail" that the Black Sunners have set on her, the Egyptian Magician doesn't really ...more
If you haven't read Books 1 or 2 of this series (as I haven't), it doesn't really matter - there's enough exposition for you to catch up and the adventure itself is relatively self-contained. Yes, there are elements that will carry over into Book 4, but this is more like An Unfortunate Event or Percy Jackson than a "long-arc" series.

Theodosia's a very unusual Edwardian-era girl, with an ability to see Egyptian curio curses (and an affinity for reversing them). Her parents run a museum in London
Sarah Sammis
Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus by R. L. LaFevers is the third in this middle grade paranormal mystery series. It's one of the very short list of series I am actively following. It also breaks my usual rule of only reading series books that can be read out of order.

In book three, Theodosia is still trying to pick up the pieces from the Staff of Osiris mess. There are those who continue to insist she is more than just a precocious London child. To add to the chaos, a mysterious and sinister looki
Mar 29, 2012 Star rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 t
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