Tutankhamen Speaks by Cheryl Carpinello

The words of Tutankhamen come alive in Tutankhamen Speaks by Cheryl Carpinello.

Scrolls discovered in the basement of the Egyptian Museum, transcribed in an ancient hand, are said to record the words of King Tut for all to read.

The story of the Boy King is fascinating. Ascending to the throne at the age of nine, married to his half-sister (as was the custom), no surviving children, and a death shrouded in mystery. Carpinello took the translated words and put them into storybook format to increase the reader’s enjoyment. That was definitely achieved. I eagerly swiped from one page to the next to discover more about King Tut and his life. The author/editor’s final note leaves it up to the reader to decide the authenticity of the ancient scrolls.

What I enjoyed most about Tutankhamen Speaks is the way the wide-eyed wonder of the young King is captured and the emotions that are relayed as he speaks of his father, his stepmother, his grandfather, his half sister, and his destiny. The reader is also treated to an excerpt from the next book in the series. I will also be reviewing that one this month, so keep an eye out for it.

If you enjoy ancient history, are fascinated with King Tut, or like stories that share a glimpse into the past, you will want to grab a printed or digital copy of Tutankhamen Speaks.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00E18KH46
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Beyond Today Educator (January 24, 2014)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ January 24, 2014
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 4, 2014)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 79 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 149615536X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1496155368


Amazon eBook: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E18KH46

Amazon Print: https://www.amazon.com/dp/149615536X

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I received a digital copy from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

Reviews Coming in October

Hundreds of years ago, scrolls that would alter the view of Ancient Egypt’s most famous pharaoh were lost. Rumors through the ages said the scrolls told of a time that the Pharaoh Tutankhamen spoke from beyond the grave. No one who heard of these scrolls believed that the scrolls had ever existed.

Then following the Arab Spring in 2011, S. L. Wood, an Egyptian scholar, made an amazing discovery in the basement of the Cairo Museum.

Read the story from the lost scrolls that recorded the Boy King’s words from beyond the grave.

The Prophecy: Behold, when the last boy pharaoh is awakened, he will have one chance to right the wrong. United with a spirit vessel from the future, he must seek to find the one robbed of his reign, who will lead the way to the tomb of the boy pharaoh’s lost queen. There must the confrontation with the usurper be held and the presentation of his confession to the old priests be given. If the usurper holds his tenth Jubilee and is allowed to acknowledge his son as his successor, the wrong will not be righted, and the queen will remain lost to her pharaoh forever.

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. 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. 

The Secret of the Sacred Scarab by Fiona Ingram

Come along with cousins Justin and Adam on an adventure of a lifetime!

The Secret of the Sacred Scarab is the story of two adventurous boys who accompany their aunt to Eygpt. Both Justin and Adam are familiar with the work of James Kinnaird, an archaeologist who is searching for the legendary tomb of an ancient Egyptian ruler, the Scarab King.

Unknown to the boys, a scruffy street peddler drops an ancient scarab into Adam’s pocket. Dr. Khalid, head of the department of antiquities and research at the Eygptian Museum, expresses great interest in the boys and their discovered relic. Khalid is also heading up an investigation into a smuggling ring that has been carrying ancient artifacts out of the country.

When James Kinnaird is reported missing and presumed dead, Adam and Justin know something sinister is afoot.  Their lives now in constant danger, the boys continue to investigate the mysterious scarab in their possession, knowing that someone will do whatever it takes to get their hands on it.

Can the boys solve the mystery of the sacred scarab and save James Kinnaird before time runs out?

What a fabulous first book in a planned series from Fiona Ingram.  In The Secret of the Sacred Scarab, readers are introduced to adventurous and ingenious cousins Adam and Justin, lovers of history and interested in all sorts of neat artifacts.  The boys are allowed to join their aunt’s trip to Egypt provided they each write a paper about their discoveries for school.  Little did they know what they would find in Egypt.

Ingram immediately draws the reader in as Justin and Adam are quickly pulled into the mystery surrounding the secret scarab thanks to the scruffy street peddler they meet when they first land in Eygpt. Never ones to shy away from an adventure, the boys begin their investigation in earnest after meeting the strange and evil looking Dr. Khalid. There are very few valleys in this book, it’s truly a non-stop adventure story, and one that boys and girls alike will enjoy.

One of the neat aspects of the book is to see how the boys’ relationships with their aunt and other adults in the story evolve: the immediate and growing tension between the boys and Dr. Khalid, Aunt Isabel attempting to be the responsible adult by not overly encouraging their adventures while at the same time not wanting to squash their natural curiosity and interest of Egypt; Gran’s desire to protect the boys and the many others I can’t reveal without giving away too much of the plot.

Once I started reading The Secret of the Sacred Scarab I never wanted to put it down, and I was ready to read it all over again as soon as I was done.  If the first book in The Chronicle of the Stone series by Fiona Ingram is this superb, I hold out high hopes for future installments.  I eagerly anticipate Book 2 in the series, The Search for the Stone of Excalibur!

Rating:  🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN-10: 0595457169
  • ISBN-13: 978-0595457168
  • SRP: $17.95

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