Sons of the Sphinx

Sons of the Sphinx

by Cheryl Carpinello

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ISBN-13: 9781500554934
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/29/2014
Series: Tales & Legends for Reluctant Readers , #4
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.39(d)
Lexile: HL620L (what's this?)

About the Author

I'm a retired high school English teacher. A devourer of books growing up, my profession introduced me to writings and authors from times long past. Through my studies and teaching, I fell in love with the Ancient and Medieval Worlds. Now, I hope to inspire young readers and those Young-at-Heart to read more through my Tales and Legends for Reluctant Readers set in these worlds.

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Sons of the Sphinx 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I REALLY ENJOYED READING SONS OF THE SPHINX. I LOVE PARANORMAL BOOKS ESPECIALLY YOUNG ADULT. THE AUTHOR DID A WONDERFUL JOB INCORPORATING THE HISTORY INTO THE STORYLINE. CHERYL HAD ME DRAWN INTO THE STORY FROM THE VERY FIRST PAGE UNTIL THE VERY LAST PAGE. THE BOOK IS FILLED WITH ACTION, HISTORY, AND ROMANCE. I LOVE HER WRITING AND ENJOYED ALL THE CHARACTERS IN THE STORY. ROSA HAS A SPECIAL GIFT. SHE CAN HEAR AND COMMUNICATE WITH DEAD PEOPLE WHICH NORMALLY GETS HER IN TROUBLE. SHE THEN MEETS TUT WHO ASKS FOR HER HELP IN CORRECTING HISTORY. TUT TAKES ROSA ON AN UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEY WHERE WE LEARN SO MUCH ABOUT KING TUT. TUT AND ROSA FACE MANY OSTACLES AND DANGERS. AS THEIR JOURNEY CONTINUES, THEIR BOND DEVELOPS AND ROSA FINDS HERSELF FALLING IN LOVE WITH TUT. WILL ROSA AND TUT BE ABLE TO CORRECT HISTORY AND REUNIT TUT WITH HIS WIFE? I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE SONS OF THE SPHINX. I ENJOYED THE STORYLINE, CHARACTERS AND THE HISTORY. IT WAS A FAST READ FOR ME AND I ENJOYED THE AUTHOR'S WRITING STYLE. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU READ THE SONS OF THE SPHINX. IF YOU LOVE PARANORMAL, HISTORY, ACTION AND ROMANCE, THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU. THE AUTHOR WILL LEAVE YOU WANTING MORE. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO READING MORE OF CHERYL'S BOOKS.
VonnieR More than 1 year ago
*I was given a copy for an honest review* The Great Sphinx of Giza is one of the most recognizable monuments in the world. I was immediately captivated by the cover because of it. I absolutely adore Egyptian history and culture so I was excited to read this one. I was not sure what to expect from this story, so I was pleasantly surprised when reading it. The main character Rosa could speak to ghosts. While trying to take a math test, Rosa began to hear a male's voice. Soon the ghost of King Tut appeared to Rosa seeking help. She was then transported 3,000 years to the past where she met peril. It was absolutely fun to read this book. It was engaging for it had its drama and action. I found myself flying through the pages. I greatly appreciated the history and myths that were told throughout the story. It was obvious that the author did her research. The history and myths were wonderfully put together in a smooth manner. I was able to picture King Tut's memories and envision what ancient Egypt looked like. It was great to see how the author's research and details flowed together with the plot. This book did read fast. I was able to read it in a couple of hours. Many of the transitions slightly bothered me for I felt that everything was happening too quick. I would have liked to have read more elaborations, such as Rosa's character being able to speak to dead people. However, the story was still fascinating that I was able to be hooked from beginning to end. As a whole, this was a fun read. I enjoyed the story and the research that was put into this book. It was a fast read that had me engaged the whole time.
bucmjt More than 1 year ago
Sons of the Sphinx by Cheryl Carpinello is a fantastic, fun read.  I very much enjoyed traveling back through time with Rosa and King Tut.  The story line and imagery are very well done.  Add in some not so silent chuckles  and a hint of teenage love, and this book was a huge hit for me.  I enjoyed it tremendously.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite Sons of the Sphinx by Cheryl Carpinello is a historical, time travel fantasy suitable for young adult and pre-teen readers. Rosa is not your ordinary tenth-grader; she hears the voices of dead people and can communicate with them. Her grandmother had the same gift, but Rosa is not so sure what a great gift it really is. Those voices interrupt her when she's trying to take tests, and she's gotten F's and ended up in trouble at school because of them. People have also started to wonder about her outbursts in the middle of class. One afternoon, when she's at home working on a history project about ancient Egypt, she's interrupted by a voice that mispronounces her name, which is then followed by a physical manifestation, who claims that he's Tutankhamen, and that only she can help him and his queen. Cheryl Carpinello's coming of age fantasy, Sons of the Sphinx, educates as it entertains. I loved reading about the various time frames that Rosa and Tutankhamen visit, and got a kick out of seeing the Sphinx in pristine shape through their eyes. Rosa is a plausible and funny main character who's been absolutely hopeless with guys and then finds herself with a gorgeous guy who just happens to be thousands of years old ... and is already taken. Sons of the Sphinx is filled with suspense and adventure as the two time travelers work against deadlines and the machinations of the evil Horeheb. Carpinello is masterful in her descriptions of ancient Egypt and makes this time travel fantasy very enjoyable indeed. Sons of the Sphinx is highly recommended.
Literary_Classics_Reviews More than 1 year ago
15 year old Rosa has an interesting, if not unusual, problem . . . ghosts talk to her.  It's troublesome, to say the least, to have dead people trying to carry on a conversation with her while she's taking a math test.  But one day her unique connection to the underworld takes her headlong into an adventure through time. Rosa has a fascination with the Egyptian Dynasty, and in particular - King Tut.  So when she is given an assignment to do a project on ancient history she naturally decides to base it on the life of the boy king.  --That's when things really start to get weird for Rosa because for the first time ever an apparition appears before her, and the ethereal being is none other than the one-and-only King Tut.  Soon after, Rosa is whisked away to ancient Egypt where she experiences first-hand encounters with tomb raiders, evil spirits and even friends and foe of King Tut. Sons of the Sphinx is an engaging work of fiction that incorporates many fascinating historical facts that are skillfully intertwined within the pages of a truly terrific read.  Sons of the Sphinx comes highly recommended and has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.