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Theodosia Throckmorton has her hands full at the Museum of Legends and Antiquities in London. Her father may be head curator, but it is Theo—and only Theo—who is able to see all the black magic and ancient curses that still cling to the artifacts in the museum.

When Theo’s mother returns from her latest archaeological dig bearing the Heart of Egypt—a legendary amulet belonging to an ancient tomb—Theo learns that it comes inscribed with a curse so black and vile that it threatens to crumble the British Empire from within and start a war too terrible to imagine. Intent on returning the malevolent artifact to its rightful place, Theo devises a daring plan to put things right. But even with the help of her younger brother, a wily street urchin, and the secret society known as the Brotherhood of the Chosen Keepers, it won’t be easy . . . she quickly finds herself pursued down dark alleys, across an ocean, through the bustling crowds of Cairo, and straight into the heart of an ancient mystery. Theo will have to call upon everything she’s ever learned in order to prevent the rising chaos from destroying her country—and herself!
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published on April 9, 2007 by HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0618756388
ISBN-13: 9780618756384
3 Book Reviews
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  • singhal
    singhalWednesday, May 6, 2015 at 8:51 pm
    Theodosia has a different talent. She somehow finds herself lost in the secrets of London and Egypt. She has many experiences regarding millions of secrets, her little brother, spying, etc. In my opinion, anyone who won't be appealled to this book hasn't read enough
    • 20amehlman
      20amehlmanMonday, October 1, 2012 at 4:04 pm55 stars
      This is an amazing book! It has adventure, mystery, and lots of action. If you like the Kane series this is a great book. It takes you on a wild adventure to Eygpt. Read the book to find out more.
      • 20abutler
        20abutlerMonday, October 1, 2012 at 1:37 pm55 stars
        Theodosia is a book about a girl who lives in a museum and can "feel" black magic. Then the Heart of Egypt is brought home by her mom. It is so vile Theodosia will be be put to the test. It is an awesome book.