Pharaoh's Tomb

Pharaoh's Tomb

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As the Guardian of the Crystal of the North, young Susan Sinclair must help restore balance throughout history. But can she survive the incredible adventure awaiting her in ancient Egypt? When Susan is suddenly pulled away from her home and she watches her crystal dwindle as she travels, she feels truly lost.She lands in mud, water, and reeds. She has nothing. Soldier find her and take her to a mysterious man who has summoned her to Egypt and is very disappointed to find that his summoning produced a young girl. He was expecting a mighty wizard. To save face he names her daughterand princess.She is truly stuck in ancient Egypt and must make the best of her life, hoping that she will have her crystal again in the end. She must learn an entirely new culture and work out how to fit in with her new circumstances. She is taken to the court of the Pharaoh and befriends some children of the court.Susan travels up the Nile with Pharaoh until disaster strikes. Everything changes for Susan and Egyptin an instant and she must strive to keep hope alive that she will eventually return home.There aremany tense moments in her life as she wrestles between home-sickness and finding her place in Egyptian society.Only her daring and her friendships help her through.
Publisher: Vancouver, BC, Canada : Comwave Publishing House Inc., [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780973687132
0973687134
Branch Call Number: J FIC
Characteristics: xii, 294 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Vancouver Indie Collection

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Mar 22, 2018

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Mar 22, 2018

Pharaoh’s Tomb picks up immediately where A Rare Gift leaves off. In the opening chapter, Susan is meeting with Mrs. Coleman, the previous keeper of the crystal. With somewhat greater understanding of how the crystal works and what it’s meant to do, Susan is whisked away to Ancient Egypt, where her crystal disappears entirely. Unless she uses all her cunning and intelligence, she will miss her one opportunity to return to her own time and place. Of course, being a princess in Egypt has its perks, and leaving her new friends will be sad. What will Susan decide?

The length of this book allows the author greater room to explore the history, culture, and customs of Ancient Egypt although Susan’s six-month stay does drag somewhat before the conflict that ultimately takes Susan home. This is a fairly suspenseful novel; a few scenes are violent, and Susan’s enemies are genuinely menacing. In the end, though, all turns out well.
G. Rosemary Ludlow is a former teacher.

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