Posted in 5 paws, Historical, Review, Time Travel, Young Adult on April 2, 2015


Sons of the Sphinx by Cheryl Carpinello

2014 Literary Classics Silver Award for PreTeen/YA

2014 Literary Classics Seal of Approval



Two souls

Separated by three millennium

One with a gift that is more like a curse

One on an almost impossible quest

Destinies entwined; one seeks to find herself while the other seeks his lost queen. To succeed, the pair must right the injustices 3,000 years in the past.

Only together can they fulfill The Prophecy, but in the process they must defeat the Pharaoh Horemheb.

Dishonor and death are the fate of the defeated.

Armed with what she considers her grandmother’s curse, 15-year-old Rosa agrees to help the ghost of King Tut find his lost queen Hesena. Though Hesena’s ba inhabits part of Rosa, finding the whole spirit of Hesena so that she and Tut can be together for the first time in over 3300 years proves to be a harder task than Rosa first thinks. Thrust back into Ancient Egypt with Tut, Rosa discovers that finding Hesena is not all she must do. She must keep out of the reach of the living Horemheb—who crosses mortal boundaries using Seth’s evil magic—if she is to stay alive to make it back home.


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Whether you are young or old, have an interested in ancient Egyptian culture or not, you will be amazed by this book!

This book has a little bit of everything, time travel, mystery, some paranormal, romance (very G rated) and history. I felt like I learned a lot about King Tut and what life might have been like back then. I like that it is seen though a teen’s eye as it is a different perspective than what an adult might think or do.

I also thought it was interesting how the story came together, why Tut came to Rosa and perhaps this was even why she was so obsessed with Egyptian culture and history.

We give it 5 paws up!


About the Author

I love the Ancient and Medieval Worlds! As a retired English teacher, I hope to inspire young readers to read more through my Quest Books. Please follow me on this adventure.

Also please visit my other sites: Carpinello’s Writing Pages where I interview childrens/MG/Tween/YA authors; my home website Beyond Today Educator, and The Quest Books where I’ve teamed up with Fiona Ingram from South Africa and Wendy Leighton-Porter of England/France/Abu Dhabi to enable readers to find all of our Ancient and Medieval quest books in one place.

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Other Books by Cheryl Carpinello

Guinevere: On the Eve of LegendAmazon

Young Knights of the Round Table: The King’s Ransom – MuseItUp Publishing book page

Tutankhamen SpeaksAmazon