Ptah excels at crafting engaging historical landscapes full of memorable characters and dynamic action. A delicate balance exists between fact, myth, and imagination, and readers of all ages will revel in the meticulous world-building tying the three together. History buffs may recognize familiar figures such as Imhotep, architect of the step pyramid, and Mansa Musa, the ruler of Mali, while also learning new historical facts such as the origins of the city name Timbuktu or how the Olmec civilization made rubber. These fascinating and informative elements seamlessly weave into high-stakes action and quick-paced chapters as the children battle a variety of malicious foes.
Resting at the core of this thrilling adventure is an emotional journey revolving around friendship, family, and self-discovery. Valuable lessons of courage, self-confidence, and confronting grief shine brightly as the children grow bolder with each harrowing undertaking. Readers are left sitting on the edge of their seats, holding their breath, and eager for more. Children of all ages will be captivated by this unique historical fantasy packed with notable characters, nail-biting quests, and high stakes. Bring on book two.
Takeaway: Standout series starter blending time travel, adventure, and vengeful gods.
Comparable Titles: Heidi Heilig’s The Girl from Everywhere, Patience Agbabi’s The Infinite.
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Marketing copy: A