Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Andersen Press

Book 1 of Theodosia Series

Age 9+

Adventure Stories Historical Fiction Fantasy & Magical Realism Mysteries & The Supernatural Libraries, Museums, Schools Ancient Egyptian Religion & Mythology

Theodosia must fight the ancient Egyptian curses which threaten to destroy her parents' museum and bring down the country.

Theodosia Throckmorton has an extraordinary ability: she can sense ancient magic. This is most useful, as she spends her life fighting curses in the London Museum of Legends and Antiquities, where her father is head curator of a vast collection of Egyptian artefacts and mummies.

When Theo's mother returns from an archaeological dig bearing the Heart of Egypt, a legendary amulet from a long-lost tomb, Theo soon realises it holds a powerful curse which could threaten all of Britain with war. Worse, there are sinister forces who wish to capture the amulet's power for themselves. Theo must summon all her courage and cunning to fight the rising chaos and restore the amulet to its rightful place...


Robin LaFevers is an award-winning American children's book writer from California. She is the author of the Theodosia series and Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist series. Robin grew up in Los Angeles, California and now resides on a small ranch in Southern California with her husband, two sons, dog and cat.


A sure bet for Harry Potter fans

Booklist (starred review)

There are surprises aplenty in LaFevers’s spirited debut, a sort of Indiana Jones for girls and a perfect blend of mystery and humour

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Vivid descriptions of fog-shrouded London and hot, dusty Cairo enhance the palpable gothic atmosphere, while page-turning action and a plucky, determined heroine add to the book’s appeal

School Library Journal

Intrepid Theodosia, age 11, narrates a fantasy steeped in invented and authentic Egyptology, clashing secret societies and pre-WWI European intrigue


With Theo Throckmorton … girls have a truly independent role model

Time Out New York

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