Sons of the Sphinx by Cheryl Carpinello ~ Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway
Enjoy Happy Geek Media's debut of Sons of the Sphinx
Sons of the Sphinx by: Cheryl Carpinello
Genres: Pre-Teen/Tween/YA: Paranormal; Coming of Age; Adventure; Historical Fiction
Release date: October 10, 2014
Two souls Separated by three millennium One with a gift that is more like a curse One on an almost impossible quest Destinies entwined; one seeks to find herself while the other seeks his lost queen. To succeed, the pair must right the injustices 3,000 years in the past. Only together can they fulfill The Prophecy, but in the process they must defeat the Pharaoh Horemheb. Dishonor and death are the fate of the defeated.Armed with what she considers her grandmother’s curse, 15-year-old Rosa agrees to help the ghost of King Tut find his lost queen Hesena. Though Hesena’s ba inhabits part of Rosa, finding the whole spirit of Hesena so that she and Tut can be together for the first time in over 3500 years proves to be a harder task than Rosa first thinks. Thrust back into Ancient Egypt with Tut, Rosa discovers that finding Hesena is not all she must do. She must keep out of the reach of the living Horemheb - who crosses mortal boundaries using Seth’s evil magic - if she is to stay alive to make it back home.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
The Sons of the Sphinx is about Rosa a 15 year old girl who is able to hear spirits and because of it she’s able to meet King Tutankhamen who asks that she help him reunite with his Queen and bring honor to his family and being the romantic that she is agrees. Not really knowing what she’s gotten herself into but she soon finds out that it isn’t that simple.
Throughout Rosa’s journey in ancient Egypt she has threats on her life by Horemheb and while at times it does become too much she still doesn’t give up in helping Tut. I loved Rosa as a character, she seemed like a real frightened 15 year old girl worrying about more than a teenager should at their age but she managed to brave it through her. During her journey with Tut she grows as a character, she realizes that the ability her grandmother passed down to her is not a curse but a gift. If it had not been for her ability to see spirits she wouldn’t have met Tut or traveled through ancient Egypt.
King Tutankhamen’s character I had a great sympathy towards and I felt saddened by the way his life had gone during his time. I was happy that Rosa helped him along the way and comforted him when he needed it. In a way they both helped each other grow as characters.
Sons of the Sphinx is a wonderful book and I enjoyed reading every minute of it. I loved that the books setting was in Egypt because I actually haven’t had the chance to read a book with the setting being in such a wonderful place like Egypt. I loved Carpinello’s depiction of Egypt though I personally have never been there she made it possible for me to imagine it.
If you are looking for a great preteen, action/adventure, Time travel book. Then look no more this story is just for you.
Rating: 4.5 Stars
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Cheryl Carpinello is a retired high school English teacher who loves the ancient and medieval worlds. It is because of her teaching career that she has chosen to write stories to encourage reluctant young readers to pick up a book more often. She found that in the classroom, students would read the Arthurian Legend literature when they would read nothing else. This experience led to her Arthurian tales that have now expanded into the ancient worlds.
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