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  • Secrets of a Sun King

  • By: Emma Carroll
  • Narrated by: Victoria Fox
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (40 ratings)

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When Lilian finds a parcel on her grandad's doorstep, she is shocked to see who sent it: a famous Egyptologist, found dead that very morning! 

The mysterious package holds the key to a story about a king whose tomb archaeologists are desperately hunting for. Lilian and her friends must embark on an incredible journey to return the package to its resting place, to protect those they love, and to break the deadly pharaoh's curse.

©2018 Emma Carroll (P)2019 Oakhill Publishing

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A great piece of fiction of a real event.

This was listened to within our Egyptian studies and it really helped us to consolidate some of the details that we had read about Egypt, and the discovery of Tutankhamen, It really helped us to remember key characters from history, and brought the whole story to come alive. This was a great story, but more than that, it was a piece of fiction that teaches and helps to create a passion within adults and children alike.

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Enjoyable

Emma Carroll’s historical fiction is second to none, but something about this story just didn’t quite resonate with me - I can’t put my finger on it exactly but it just felt like a story that was written for the last few pages, without enough filling along the way. Perhaps I didn’t identify with any characters properly or just the setting didn’t capture my imagination... Carroll has definitely written better - but this would be a decent Class Text for UKS2 studying the Egyptians.