The Horned Viper: No. 2

The Horned Viper: No. 2 : The Egyptian Chronicles

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The Horned Viper is the second in a new series of four books set in Ancient Egypt. The Spitting Cobra, the first in the series, was published in August 2009. Two further instalments will be released in 2010. Each book is a well researched and atmospheric evocation of Egyptian life encased in an exciting adventure story. The boy and girl characters, Hopi and Isis, feature in each book and readers will be intrigued to follow their struggles for existence and adventure in Egypt circa 1150 BC. In this story, The Horned Viper, Isis and Hopi find themselves on the banks of the River Nile, pitting their wits against dangerous servants.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 14mm | 99.79g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 074759564X
  • 9780747595649
  • 725,334

About Gill Harvey

Gill Harvey studied French and Philosophy at Oxford, and has been puzzling over life ever since. She became a writer/editor at Usborne Publishing then decided to go freelance and writing has become a way of life. Her love of horses has resulted in eight of the Heartland titles for Scholastic Inc under the name of Lauren Brooke; she has also written for the Young Animal Ark series as Lucy Daniels. A year spent commuting to Egypt led to the writing of Orphan of the Sun, Gill's first book for Bloomsbury, and subsequently to the Egyptian Chronicles series.show more

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Praise for Orphan of the Sun: 'Well-researched and extremely filmic, you can almost feel the heat and taste the ripe figs' Bookseller 'A rich story. The author's love for the place is evident and allows you to imagine events clearly even without any prior knowledge of ancient Egypt. An unusual, well researched book' School Librarian 'Orphan of the Sun is a great resource to use for the Egyptians, and has an accompanying website bursting with information' Junior Education 'Stories set in Ancient Egypt are rare so this is very welcome. Details of life at the time, the food, drink, clothing and customs come alive as part of the story, not indigestible facts' Books for Keepsshow more

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