Children of the Lamp: The Akhenaten Adventure (Book One) ***SIGNED*** ***UNCORRECTED PROOF IN PRESENTATION BOX*** + *** SIGNED PREVIEW BOOKLET***
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Advance Reader's Copy (ARC). First Edition, First Printing with full number line. Signed, without inscription, by author on the FULL title page. New unread As New book housed in a Scholastic presentation box (made to look a little like a treasure chest) that is in Near Fine condition; without dust jacket as issued. The presentation box was limited to 750. As an added bonus - will include a 16 page preview booklet also signed by P. B. Kerr. A great combination for any collector. Will send pictures upon request. All our books are bubble wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box with Delivery Confirmation. NO remainder mark, NO previous owner markings or inscriptions, NOT a Book Club Edition, NOT an Ex-Lib. Bookseller Inventory # 010620
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Review: You can tell from the very first page that P. B. Kerr had great fun writing his novel, The Akhenaten Adventure. The way the author introduces his cleverly named characters, the atmospheric setting, the fun tone of his narration--all indicate that a hugely entertaining story is in store. The first installment of his Children of the Lamp sequence is set firmly in the present day, but it soon breaks away and encompasses several wonderfully colorful parts of the globe, England and Egypt included.
John and Philippa Gaunt, two twelve-year-old not-very-identical twins, live a privileged life on the Upper East of Manhattan with their wealthy parents and two curiously-mannered Rottweilers named Alan and Neil. The twins realize there's something amiss with their world when a string of strange things begin to happen after their wisdom teeth are extracted--they dream the same dreams, become stronger, their zits clear up, and wishes wished in their presence inexplicably come true. And, when their estranged Uncle Nimrod asks them to come to England for the summer during one such shared dream, the discovery of their destiny is set in motion.
John and Phillippa discover that they are descended from a long line of Djinn, have great inherent powers. They must call on these powers a lot sooner than they anticipated, though, because the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten is not as dead as history has so far declared and his legion of seventy magical djinn could tip the balance of power in the magical realm and affect the whole world order.
P.B. Kerr, under his given name Philip Kerr, is the author of several bestselling thrillers for adult readers. His debut novel for children is a slick, zeitgeisty fantasy adventure that is sure to win him a new raft of fans. The Blue Djinn of Babylon is next up for those who get hooked. (Age 10 and over) --John McLay
Title: Children of the Lamp: The Akhenaten ...
Publisher: Scholastic Press, London
Publication Date: 2004
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket As Issued
Signed: Signed by Author on Full Title Page
Edition: 1st. Edition, 1st. Printing.
Book Type: Advanced Reading Copy (ARC)
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