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The Akhenaten Adventure by P. B. Kerr

The Akhenaten Adventure (2004)

by P. B. Kerr

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Series: Children of the Lamp (1)

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great! ( )
  katieloucks | Feb 26, 2016 |
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  EDHSLC | Feb 4, 2016 |
YA -- and really bad YA at that. Written for about a 5th grade level. Abandoned after 15 pages. ( )
  skraft001 | Aug 17, 2015 |
Children of the Lamp seems to have a great plot but it didn't seem to draw me in as much as I believed it would. Over all the characterization seems to push you away from the book rather than draw you to read on, I most likely won't be continuing the series. I will admit however that it wasn't a bad book and I wouldn't tell anyone not to read it of they picked it up on their own. ( )
  booklover_rem | Nov 27, 2014 |
  mrsforrest | Oct 16, 2014 |
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Keith, RonNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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This book was written for, and with the help of, William Falcon Finlay Kerr, Charles Foster Kerr, and Naomi Rose Kerr, all of London SW19.
May you always know happiness.
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It was just after noon on a hot summer's day in Egypt.
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You can tell from the very first page that P. B. Kerr had great fun writing his novel, The Akhenaten Adventure. The way the author introduces his cleverly named characters, the atmospheric setting, the fun tone of his narration--all indicate that a hugely entertaining story is in store. The first installment of his Children of the Lamp sequence is set firmly in the present day, but it soon breaks away and encompasses several wonderfully colorful parts of the globe, England and Egypt included.

John and Philippa Gaunt, two twelve-year-old not-very-identical twins, live a privileged life on the Upper East of Manhattan with their wealthy parents and two curiously-mannered Rottweilers named Alan and Neil. The twins realize there's something amiss with their world when a string of strange things begin to happen after their wisdom teeth are extracted--they dream the same dreams, become stronger, their zits clear up, and wishes wished in their presence inexplicably come true. And, when their estranged Uncle Nimrod asks them to come to England for the summer during one such shared dream, the discovery of their destiny is set in motion.

John and Phillippa discover that they are descended from a long line of Djinn, have great inherent powers. They must call on these powers a lot sooner than they anticipated, though, because the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten is not as dead as history has so far declared and his legion of seventy magical djinn could tip the balance of power in the magical realm and affect the whole world order.

P.B. Kerr, under his given name Philip Kerr, is the author of several bestselling thrillers for adult readers. His debut novel for children is a slick, zeitgeisty fantasy adventure that is sure to win him a new raft of fans. The Blue Djinn of Babylon is next up for those who get hooked. (Age 10 and over) --John McLay

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When twelve-year-old twins Philippa and John discover that they are descended from a long line of djinn, their mother sends them away to their Uncle Nimrod, who takes them to Cairo where he starts to teach them about their extraordinary powers.

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