Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos

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.
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
ISBN: 9780618756384
Branch Call Number: JF
Characteristics: 344 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Tanaka, Yoko

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Sep 22, 2014

Whoa - for an eleven year-old girl, trying to keep curses under control, uncursing her cat, and returning a valuable artifact to its proper home sounds like a lot for Theodosia! Did I mention she had to save Britain, too?

Aug 19, 2014

I thought this was a series like the Flavia de Luce ones, ostensibly about a child but hugely entertaining to adults. Alas, this is a book about children, for children.I tried getting through it but got bored.

Whenever I open the leaves of this book, nostalgia hits me tearily like a ton of bricks. Unequivocally a charming, thrilling novel by R.L. LaFevers, normally known for her His Fair Assassin trilogy but to me for my favorite read when I was younger: Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos(the series is comprised of this firstly, Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris, Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus, followed by Theodosia and the Last Pharoah, which will be succeeded by the Flame of Sekhmet). Dwelling mainly in the Museum of Legends and Antiquities where her parents work, Theo is certainly a fantastic heroine. It's exciting, chilling, amusing, and many more adjectives. Original, thank heavens it doesn't suffer from the cliches of today's popular literature...READ, I beseech you.

natalie_g Sep 27, 2013

Theodosia Throckmorton is a female champion in the chapter book realm. She's intelligent and adventurous, and not a little bit of a rule breaker. She uses her exceptional talent to uncover ancient Egyptian mysteries in her first book.
This book is well written and researched. Sure to thrill.

joanniek Nov 30, 2012

I loved this book! It had adventure and humour. A great read, and the first of a series too!

Nov 24, 2010

Fabulous book, but a bit boring in some parts. A good book if you liked Percy Jackson or Red Pyramid.

Oct 12, 2010

In 1906, eleven-year-old Theodosia Throckmorton roams the halls of London?s Museum of Legends and Antiquities. Her mother is an archeologist who sends precious artifacts to Theo?s father, the museum?s head curator. It?s something of a lonely life for a girl whose parents are so busy and important, but Theo is never bored?because the museum?s Egyptian wing is teaming with ancient objects of dark magic, and Theo is the only one who can sense the evil forces at work. With her trusty carpet bag of curse-breaking ingredients (it is surprising how effective wax, thread, and linen can be when the right words are chanted over them), Theo?s self-appointed mission is to de-curse the museum one artifact at a time. This task is severely complicated when her mother returns home with a new shipment of ancient Egyptian relics, one of which?the Heart of Egypt amulet?is pulsing with more dark magic than Theo has ever encountered before. Theo?s efforts to rid the museum of this object?s power lead her through a maze of dangerous secrets, German operatives, secret Brotherhoods, and international intrigue. Author R.L. LaFevers has combined history (including hints of the impending Great War), archeology, and Egyptian mythology to create a series about a plucky new heroine who is equal parts Nancy Drew and Indiana Jones and is sure to thrill readers of all ages.

Dec 13, 2009

Harry Potter meets The Mummy movies, but with it's own unique heroine. The Theodosia books may capitalize on the Harry Potter trend, but to dismiss them as knock-offs would be to deny a charming reading experience. If you enjoy Egyptian history, magic, and a unique and intelligent hero (who just happens to be a girl), this is the book for you.


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Jul 07, 2014

joycemas thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12


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Jul 07, 2014

Theodosia Throckmorton has her hands full at the Museum of Legends and Antiquities in London. Her father may be head curator, but it is Theo—and only Theo—who is able to see all the black magic and ancient curses that still cling to the artifacts in the museum. Sneaking behind her father’s back, Theo uses old, nearly forgotten Egyptian magic to remove the curses and protect her father and the rest of the museum employees from the ancient, sinister forces that lurk in the museum’s dark hallways.


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Sep 22, 2014

Other: In this book Theo uses spells and curses from Ancient Egyptian times. Plus, she gets attacked and dislocates her left arm, plus other gory stuff.


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