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THE RELUCTANT GOD
New York : Fawcett Juniper,
IL 5-8, RL 7.1
Padgett, an archaeologist's daughter, and Ameni, a pharaoh's son, lived
four thousand years apart. Ameni, the son of royalty, resented the
repressive duties of his father's kingdom. He preferred to run away
and live life as an ordinary boy, enjoying adventures through the desert
and up the Nile River. Yet, destiny beckons him back to his sacred
duty, which included guarding the destiny of Egyptians forever. Through
fantasy intermingled with history, their worlds collide as Lorna explores
a dig near her father's worksite. Sifting through the rubble of an
ancient tomb, Lorna finds the door to the king's sarcophagus, which is
sent to a museum for preservation and study. She furtively explores
the sarcophagus, prying the lid off, which awakens Ameni from his four
thousand year sleep. Escaping the coffin, he explores the modern
city of Cairo, encountering dangerous contraptions and evil forces determined
to destroy him and steal the urn holding the destiny of all Egyptians.
Will he preserve the fragile urn and let Lorna slip to her death in the
flaming wreckage of Professor Birdsley's castle? Will he desert his
destiny as the living Horus of Egypt? Read The Reluctant God to intuitively
discover Egypt's intricate history and to enjoy a fast-paced adventure
with a rebellious prince and brave young girl. (Julia S. Fanning,
Busbee Middle School)
Egypt -- History -- To 332 B.C. -- Fiction.
Space and time -- Fiction.
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