Title: Sons of the Sphinx
Author: Cheryl Carpinello
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal
Number of Pages: 126
Synopsis: 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.
Sons of the Sphinx is a 2014 Literary Classics Silver Medal Winner for PreTeen/Tween and received the Literary Classics 2014 Seal of Approval
Sons of the Sphinx is a titillating paranormal adventure that takes readers on a wild journey through ancient Egypt to help the ghost of King Tut find his Queen.
Rosa is a 15-year-old high school student who would like nothing more than to fit in with her peers, but Rosa's ability to hear dead people makes that difficult. Her gift, or rather curse as she views it, was passed down from her grandmother. Usually Rosa just hears the ghosts but, when the spirit of King Tut pays her a visit and she is able to see him, Rosa can't believe her eyes. But, she's more surprised by his request. He needs her help to locate his lost love Hesena and restore his family's good name. However, trouble lies in wait and Horemheb will stop at nothing to see that Rosa and Tut fail. Will Rosa put aside her fears and help King Tut fulfill his dangerous mission?
I am a fan of historical fiction and I really enjoyed Sons of the Sphinx. It is a well written tale that gives readers a glimpse of ancient Egypt and the lives of Pharaohs who reigned thousands of years ago. The author does a wonderful job of filling in details, where historians are uncertain, that add to the believability of this captivating story. Additional information can be found at the end of the book which further explains the key people in the story. A glossary also defines words and traditions used during the time period in which the story is set. The book was successful in piquing my interest in King Tut and I did further reading online about the young Pharaoh.
Sons of the Sphinx is exciting and flows quickly, easily keeping readers engaged right up to the end. I highly recommend picking up a copy. Available on Amazon.