- Published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c2007.
- Year Published: 2007
- Description: 344 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- 9780618756384 (reinforced)
- 0618756388 (reinforced)
- Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
- Museums -- Fiction.
- Magic -- Fiction.
- Blessing and cursing -- Fiction.
- Family life -- Fiction. -- England
- Incantations, Egyptian -- Fiction.
- Occultism -- Fiction.
- London (England) -- Fiction. -- History -- 20th century
- Great Britain -- Fiction. -- History -- Edward VII, 1901-1910
- Egypt -- Fiction. -- Antiquities
- Antiquities -- Fiction.
- Good and evil -- Fiction.
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Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos
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Twelve-year-old Theo uses arcane knowledge and her own special talent when she encounters two secret societies, one sworn to protect the world from ancient Egyptian magic and one planning to harness it to bring chaos to the world, both of which want a valuable artifact stolen from the London museum for which her parents work.
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Unfortunately LaFevers isn't quite successful in capturing the voice of a young Edwardian girl. She makes a good effort to insert period expressions into the text but a strong (contemporary) American twang remains. I didn't think this marred the story at all but, if that type of thing bugs you, you've been warned.
Oh, also, look up the meaning of the name "Theodosia" if you're not familiar. I did so on a whim and thought it was a clever choice, given the book's subject matter.
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