2016 Gold Medal for Historical Fiction Global eBooks Awards
2014 EVVY Merit Award for Historical Fiction from CIPA (Colorado Independent Publishers Assoc.)
Long ago the old texts of ancient Egypt alluded to scrolls in which King Tut spoke to the people from beyond the tomb. But, Tutankhamen Speaks isn't a story about the lost scrolls. It's about the story written down on those ancient scrolls: Tutankhamen's story.
About the Author
Ancient Egypt has always fascinated me, as it has thousands of others. When my husband and I visited Egypt in 2008, we traveled on our own. After arriving in Cairo, we explored the Giza Plateau. The Sphinx and the Pyramids took my breath away. Touching the blocks of Khufu's pyramid connected me to the builders of that pyramid over 3000 years ago.
We traveled the length of Egypt twice by train. I could talk for hours of the magnificent monuments we explored: the temple at Abu Simbel, Luxor and Karnak temples, the Colossi of Memnon, the Valley of the Kings and of the Queens. I would return in a heartbeat to that magical land.
I lost part of my soul to that ancient land.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Cheryl Carpinello's "Tutankhamen Speaks" is a wondrous read. I'm sure any middle or high schooler would love to read it. It has the twists and turns of some of the popular fiction books, while giving insights into real Egyptian history. I know I loved to read these kinds of stories when I was younger. It's like "Ancient Mysteries" TV show that used to run back in the day! I could easily see the History Channel making a mini-series from this!
Cheryl Carpinello is an author whose writing style has this feeling that pulls me into the past. Her ability to add in culture into the plot, without straining from the main idea is something I enjoy. I enjoyed reading about ancient Egypt through the eyes on a young Tut. The sweetness and bitter sweetness of the story kept me wishing the best for him. This was a great read about Tut and the world that Author Cheryl Carpinello has developed; a per-story to Sons of the Sphinx.