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

by R. L. LaFevers

Paperback, 2011

Status

Available

Local notes

PB LaF

Barcode

1318

Genres

Publication

HMH Books for Young Readers (2011), Edition: Reprint, 384 pages

Description

Juvenile Fiction. Juvenile Literature. Mystery. Historical Fiction. HTML: Being able to detect black magic isn't all tea and crumpetsâ??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 of Legends and Antiquities, Henry is home for the spring holidays and makes an accidental discovery of an artifact that alchemists have been hunting for centuries. Soon, every black-cloaked occultist in London is trying to get their hands on it . . A brand new TV adaptation of Theodosia's adventures is coming soon to HBO Max! .… (more)

Awards

Agatha Award (Nominee — 2010)

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

2010-04-12

Physical description

384 p.; 5.5 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member krau0098
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'
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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 with want this Emerald tablet even though it is supposedly worthless; on top of this a third party enters the picture. Theodosia has to decide who she should entrust with the keeping of the tablet, while de-cursing artifacts, and trying to protect her brother from the soul of a vengeful mummy. All in all she really has her hands full, of course she can handle it because she is Theodosia.

This book is a bit different from the rest in the series in that the story is not as complete. Some threads are left dangling and some facts behind Theodosia's curse detecting powers are revealed. It looks like this series is ramping up to have some big action in the next book and the story is broadening to become bigger than the one book adventures we are used too.

Theodosia remains her clever and somewhat prickly self, but she is gradually learning the value of working with others. Both Sticky Will and Henry provide her with assistance in this book. The book itself is never boring with one action scene after another. The detail that goes into some of the rituals and some of the Egyptian history is really fascinating, although I am not knowledgeable enough to know how accurate it all is.

If you like Egyptian history, adventure, and witty girls this is the book for you. It is appropriate for all age levels. The writing style itself is very well done and very readable; overall I really enjoyed the book.

I am eagerly awaiting Theodosia's next adventure which looks like it will take her into Egypt to face her unknown past.
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LibraryThing member CatheOlson
My 11-yo daughter and I both enjoyed the latest adventure of Theodosia and her Egyptian curses. Theodosia is such a strong, enjoyable character with a great voice. In this latest adventure, she is trying to keep a mysterious emerald table hidden from the Serpents of Chaos, as well a mysterious
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Egyptian magician--and all the while battling cursed objects at her parents' Museum of Legends and Antiquities. My favorite part, however, was seeing a new side of Theodosia's straight-laced grandmother.
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LibraryThing member prkcs
Eleven-year-old Theodosia Throckmorton's ability to detect black magic raises her suspicions about a magician known as the Great Awi Bubu, while Henry, home for the spring holidays, discovers an artifact at the Museum of Legends and Antiquities that is coveted by every black-cloaked occultist in
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London.
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LibraryThing member jfoster_sf
Still love it-the next book comes out in April and I can't wait! This book reminds me so much of The Mummy, after watching that I swore I would grow up to be a famous Egyptologist or archaeologist, and this book makes me feel the same way. I wonder how much of the Egyptian lore and other
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information is accurate, because if it is accurate you learn a lot.
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LibraryThing member scote23
I love Theodosia, even though I think there is no way I could be as brave as she is. I can't wait for the next one to come out!
LibraryThing member agrudzien
In this adventure, Theodosia accidentally uncovers a tablet that has been written about and searched for over centuries. As Theodosia brings in new friends (who she thinks she can trust) to help her figure out exactly what it is for and what it can do, the Serpents are on her trail again - hoping
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to gain the power the Emerald Tablet promises.

I'm glad the author finally put the year into the story...it was bugging me I couldn't place it in the last two books.
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LibraryThing member Yona
I have to at least make a short comment for now. These are easily four stars for me; they've become favorites; I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of the fourth book; I'm very glad there's a fifth book in the works. Theodosia is too cool and these are way too much fun.

Lexile

760L

Pages

384

Rating

(42 ratings; 4.3)
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