Secrets of a Sun King

(8 reviews with an average rating of 4 out of 5)

Publisher: Faber

It’s 1922, just at the point when the world was poised waiting for news about the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in Egypt, when Lil finds a mysterious package on her grandad’s doorstep, just as he’s struck down with a terrible illness.

The parcel was sent by a famous Egytologist who has just been found dead! Is the curse of Tutankhamun the cause? Lil decides, with the help of her new friends, Tulip and Oz, that the only way to help her grandad is to return the package to its rightful resting place in Egypt.

This is a glorious historical adventure with a nimble, thrilling 1920s tale, as well as a wonderful subplot set back in Ancient Egyptian times, as found in a scroll written by Tutankhamun’s best friend. Somehow that all does work perfectly, due to artful weaving by Emma Carroll, who rightfully owns the title "Queen of Historical Fiction". A totally thrilling read.

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