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Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by R.L. LaFevers
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Jun 16, 09

bookshelves: historical-fiction, fantasy
Read in June, 2009

Theodosia Throckmorton spends most of her time in the Museum of Legends and Antiquities where her father is the curator and her mother is one of the archaeologists. It's the best museum in London (better than the British Museum, anyway, which everyone always goes on about).

Even though Theo is only 11, she has a special talent: she can sense and deal with all of the nasty curses that are living on the ancient Egyptian artifacts that her mother brings back for the museum. This takes up quite a bit of Theo's time, especially because none of the adults can see the curses, or even believe that they exist.

After her latest trip to the Valley of the Kings, Theo's Mum has brought back a real treasure: the Heart of Egypt. Unfortunately, it has the most dangerous curse yet, and worse, it seems that there's a conspiracy to keep the Heart out of the hands of anyone who could reverse the curse. It will take all of Theo's skills and cleverness (plus some help from some friends)to save Britain from the curse and the mysterious Serpents of Chaos (dum dum DUM!!!).

While Theo was a bit difficult to like at the beginning of the book, I found her to be a fun protagonist as the story progressed. The ending is a wonderful roller-coaster of a climax, although I did guess correctly at the identity of the traitor before it was revealed. But this is a good story, with lots of exciting turns (kind of like an Indiana Jones movie). Give it a try!

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