The Akhenaten Adventure, originally published in 2004, kicked off P. B. Kerr’s series of fantasy novels for young adults knows as Children of the Lamp. The children in question are John and Phillipa, New York twins who are 12 years old when they find they belong to an ancient and sacred order of genies, called djinn. Adventure, of course, begins here.
The Day of the Djinn Warriors, the fourth installment in the series, is here performed in a resplendent British baritone by Ron Keith. It follows the djinn twins as they seek to reverse a curse placed on their father and to put back to sleep an army of terra cotta warriors from Chinese dynastic times. Fans of Harry Potter may want to take a listen.
Djinn twins, John and Philippa Gaunt, are off on another trip around the world in book four of the best-selling Children of the Lamp series.
It's a race against time as the twins attempt to save their mother from her destiny as the Blue Djinn of Babylon, their father from an aging curse, and museums worldwide from unexplained robberies and bizarre hauntings.
As John, Philippa, and their friends travel across the globe on their rescue mission, they notice that something very strange is happening: An evil force has awakened the terracotta warriors created by an ancient Chinese emperor, and a spell has been cast possessing the soldiers with wicked spirits.
Now, the very fate of the world hangs in the balance. It's up to the twins to solve the mysterious robberies, stop the terracotta warriors, rescue their parents, and save the world before it's too late!
©2007 Philip B. Kerr; (P)2009 Scholastic Inc.
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