Das Akhenaten-Abenteuer

You can tell from the very first page that P B Kerr had great fun writing his novel, The Akhenaten Adventure The way the author introduces his cleverly named characters, the atmospheric setting, the fun tone of his narration all indicate that a hugely entertaining story is in store The first installment of his Children of the Lamp sequence is set firmly in the presentYou can tell from the very first page that P B Kerr had great fun writing his novel, The Akhenaten Adventure The way the author introduces his cleverly named characters, the atmospheric setting, the fun tone of his narration all indicate that a hugely entertaining story is in store The first installment of his Children of the Lamp sequence is set firmly in the present day, but it soon breaks away and encompasses several wonderfully colorful parts of the globe, England and Egypt included John and Philippa Gaunt, two twelve year old not very identical twins, live a privileged life on the Upper East of Manhattan with their wealthy parents and two curiously mannered Rottweilers named Alan and Neil The twins realize there s something amiss with their world when a string of strange things begin to happen after their wisdom teeth are extracted they dream the same dreams, become stronger, their zits clear up, and wishes wished in their presence inexplicably come true And, when their estranged Uncle Nimrod asks them to come to England for the summer during one such shared dream, the discovery of their destiny is set in motion John and Phillippa discover that they are descended from a long line of Djinn, have great inherent powers They must call on these powers a lot sooner than they anticipated, though, because the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten is not as dead as history has so far declared and his legion of seventy magical djinn could tip the balance of power in the magical realm and affect the whole world order P.B Kerr, under his given name Philip Kerr, is the author of several bestselling thrillers for adult readers His debut novel for children is a slick, zeitgeisty fantasy adventure that is sure to win him a new raft of fans The Blue Djinn of Babylon is next up for those who get hooked Age 10 and over John McLay
Das Akhenaten Abenteuer You can tell from the very first page that P B Kerr had great fun writing his novel The Akhenaten Adventure The way the author introduces his cleverly named characters the atmospheric setting the f

  • Title: Das Akhenaten-Abenteuer
  • Author: P.B. Kerr
  • ISBN: 9783789140204
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Das Akhenaten-Abenteuer”

    1. After a few more challenging reads I felt the need for a palate cleanser and this worked just fine. TAA might be the most British book I've ever read, from the style to the characters to the humor. But I can't complain about that. The writing is impeccable and you can really feel the magic of this world P.B.Kerr created.The world building and mythology are excellent, even though that is a two edged sword. While I loved all the interesting little facts, the book felt like setup for the most part. [...]

    2. I found this an entertaining, quick-to-read adventure book, and the central idea, that some people in the modern day world are djinns of the ancient legends whose task is to protect the world, is nice enough. But the plot solutions were too facile and convenient, and so it was not really as exciting and fun as it could have been. However, what bugged me the most was the attitudes the author showed, through the narrative and the attitudes of the characters, towards, well, pretty much anything tha [...]

    3. What a really cute book. I will definately let my daughter read this book when she is older. I've seen some criticism's about the issue of smoking in this book. In the book, the reason why Djinn smoke is because they are made of fire and they like heat and smoke. But the character, Nimrod, clearly states in the book that smoking is fine for Djinn but terrible for humans. "But isn't smoking bad for you?" Objected John."It's terribly bad for human beings, yes. But not at all bad for djinn." Person [...]

    4. Huaaaakalian bisa belajar banyak tentang dunia jin!Misalnya kek gini : - Jin baik namanya marid sedangkan jin jahat namanya Ifrit atau iblis *lirik lelembut hippo,rada2 mencurigakan memang!*- Kalo jin masuk ke tubuh mahluk hidup, mereka harus menyediakan parfum karena pas balik ke tubuh semula, bau makluk hidup yang ditumpangi bakal nempel di badan (apalagi kalo u masuk ke tubuh unta, disarankan mandi parfum aja!)- Kalo u berhasil mensegel ifrit (dalam hal ini memasukannya dalam botol ato kaleng [...]

    5. Though I’ve read thousands of books, the ones I discovered as a youngster are special. They’re like beloved relatives, worthy of a hug every time and fondly remembered. Yes, sure, now I’m too old for Journey to the Mushroom Planet. But it still gets a messy kiss from me. I can still vicariously enjoy the wonderful summer vacation of the children in Arthur Ransome’s famous Swallows and s. E. Nesbitt and Edward Eager and their magic games. Alan Garner’s and Lloyd Alexander’s Celtic and [...]

    6. Have you read the Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan? It was like reading that but at the same time nothing fancy like that~ because i like this one better! I liked how it was written (I dunno, i really liked how UK writers write). It was like in the same boat as Red Pyramid, being Cairo and travelling in London and other parts of the world but not in a very hectic manner like Rick Riordan's throwing all information to you that you were sick of it and you cannot take it anymore. This story was a fresh [...]

    7. The book, inspired clearly by Harry Potter if not Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson books, was ok. The two protagonists, a set of twins who discover that they are djinn with magical powers, felt cookie cutter and never really seemed to break out of the mold.To make things worse, there were a fair number of xenophobic comments spread throughout the book, the French receiving a good number of shots (hygiene being the number one thing attacked) though Egyptians were not far behind.Coming at the book wit [...]

    8. Semua hal yang tidak mungkin terjadi di dunia nyata dengan mudah terwujud di dunia fantasi. Tidak heran jika ratusan cerita bahkan mungkin saja kini jumlahnya mencapai ribuan bermunculan. Imajinasi setiap orang dengan dibiarkan bebas menciptakan karakter demi karakter yang dilengkapi dengan keistimewaan yang mengundang decak kagum. Setidaknya semua yang saya tuliskan diatas ada pada karakter di buku ini. Lihat saja Layla, wanita cantik yang menikahi Edward Gaunt, seorang pria baik hati dan kaya [...]

    9. I remember this book. It's been years since I read it, but I also remember that it was a thoughtful gift from a friend. She said she knew I loved book with talking animals, but couldn't find any so she hoped this was alright. To be honest, I always been fascinated by 1001 Arabian Nights so this was a nice little discovery since it involved two children learning that they were djinns. The fantasy world opened up and expanded upon the usual locations of fantasy middle grade novels. Therefore, I co [...]

    10. Two american children find out that they are actually Jinn (or Genie) and set off to London to help out their Uncle, er, Nimrod. Not a bad book, slightly action-adventurish, but spolied by stilted writing and a quite bizarre hatred for the French, which might be ment to be humerous, but instead comes off as quite xenophobic. The former might be because the author tends to write for adults and was trying to write "down" for children - the latter, I have no explaination for, unless his English-Sco [...]

    11. There were a lot of things I liked about this book, but also a few things I didn't like.The Good:1. The Fantasy Element - I was impressed with the djinn folklore that was used as the basis of the story. It seemed well researched and was used intelligently, and I liked the references to literature such as The Arabian Nights, and the New Oxford Book of Verse (My daughter now wants to check out those books :)2. Strong Protagonists - John and Philippa are strong, smart children who show quick thinki [...]

    12. The book is about twelve-year old twins named John and Philippa Gaunt.They both live an upper class life in New York City,New York. But there lifes change when suddenly their wisdom(dragon)teeth are removed. After arguing to desire heat, they are sent to live with thier uncle Nimrod. When they reach there, they have realized that they are djinns(genies). Then their uncle trains them how to use their powers before they take advantage. Nimrod, John and Philippa are trying to discover where the "Se [...]

    13. Alotettiin 11 v:n kanssa uusi iltakirjasarja. olen lukenut kirjat jo kertaalleen, itse asiassa tämä sarja oli kirjastourani ensimmäisiä, varta vasten vinkkausta varten lukemiani fantasiasarjoja. Kiva lukea se nyt (nitsemän vuotta myöhemmin) uudelleen kohderyhmän kanssa. Tarina kertoo kaksosista, jotka murrosiässä saavat yllättäen yliluonnolliset voimat ja aloittavat tietysti oitis taistelun hyvän puolella pahaa vastaan. Dzinni-äiti ei ole kertonut totuutta lasten syntyperästä ja u [...]

    14. Really good starter to the Children of the Lamp series. John and Phillipia find out they are Djinn and can grant wishes. It all starts when getting their wisdom teeth out. They have a vision where they talk to their uncle and he tells the to visit him in England. John and Phillipia do as they are told, on the plane they meet a nice couple who wish they accidently grant. They find out they are Djinn and go into the desert to practice their powers, but an evil source is stirring up trouble back ho [...]

    15. This series was highly recommended to me by a couple of my library students several years ago. It was also recommended to me by a librarian friend. So this first book in the series has been on my to-read list all that time. I probably never would have actually read it if I wasn't participating in a challenge to read ten books this year that have been on my TBR the longest. I'm glad I finally got around to reading this, and I did mostly enjoy it. But I didn't fall in love with it. I thought the i [...]

    16. The actual rating is probably closer to a 4.58 star rating, since I had a few slight problems with the story. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, despite how long it took me to read. It took a bit of time to get into the book, and I'm glad that I read through the book and didn't put it down like I might have. So like most 'children's books' that I've read, the two main characters, John and Philippa, where more mature for their age, but I think that aspect fit in nicely with the rest [...]

    17. My grandpa bought me this book for Christmas as he had read some of Kerr's adult novels and while on he discovered that Kerr had written some books for children. Apparently it has really good reviews and I can see why! I absolutely loved this book.The story is about two twins; John and Philippa, who discover that they are djinn (kind of like a genie, although the word genie is repugnant to the djinn). All the characters are well developed and extremely likable. The plotline is clever and very e [...]

    18. I really enjoyed reading this book and after reading negative reviews on , it just strikes me as funny as to what I don't notice when reading a book or things I automatically pass over. Maybe I too am a racist and sexist individual but I thought that people would have larger issues with other subject matter than what they did. I enjoyed the book and felt that I got to know the characters enough to care about them and love experiencing their adventures with them. As a piece of fiction I see the a [...]

    19. Corben and I really loved this book! We're definitely going to continue with this series. I love the way the author tied a lot of things in the world to the existence of Jin. There was a lot of smoking (Jin are made from fire so they smoke) and some possessing of others' bodies so I wouldn't recommend it for younger readers. We haven't come across many books having to do with Jinni so this was a nice change.

    20. While I felt that the twins' characters could have been a little more fleshed-out, they were pretty acceptable to read and maybe they'll become more real to me in later books. Besides, characterization really came out in their Uncle Nimrod. The story itself was entertaining, and it was a fun little read. There's also quite a bit of trivia in here too. :)

    21. I just discovered this wonderful fantasy series about 12 year-old boy-girl twins who live in New York City and discover that they're djinns. In this first book they accompany their English Uncle Nimrod to Egypt to learn about djinn culture. I've always been a sucker for books that take place in Egypt and this one is very well written.

    22. When i first picked this book up, I thought`it looks interesting.` But boy was I in for an adventure. From London, to Egypt, this book tells about 2 young kids who discover that they are djinn(genies). They must fight the evilest djinn in the world, and defeat an evil ancient Egyptian pharaoh named Akhenaten (we learned about him in history this year.).

    23. Awsome! We all enjoyed this story. A bit scary in parts but no more than the first harry potter book that we listened to in our last car trip. A bit long sometimes with overly complicated explanations that if i was reading i would have skimmed thru. Seriously do we need a techinical explination of why genie's can survive in a bottle? just suspend your disbelif!

    24. This was a fun read with my nine year old daughter. The author includes a lot of fun puns, characters and situations in his writing. We're excited to read the rest of the series.

    25. Nu am mai citit o asemenea poveste până acum, așa că volumul acesta a fost o lectură plăcută pentru mine. Fiind o carte pentru copii este scrisă într-un mod ușor de citit și care te prinde repede. Nu pot să mă plâng de asta și sunt destul de curioasă cu privire la ce se va întâmpla în următorul volum. Au fost destul de interesante informațiile despre djinni, nevoia lor de căldură, existența mai multor clanuri, cât și modul în care Nimrod și gemenii au reușit să-i î [...]

    26. I read this book in 2015, I think? I don't remember a lot about it except thinking, why tf did I read this. Don't take my word for it, as I'm clearly no expert on the book, but Just saying. I really struggled.

    27. Anda percaya jin? Percaya penuh atau separuh atau justru tidak percaya? Saya sih rada-rada tidak percaya, sebab belum pernah bertemu langsung dengan makhluk yang berasal dari alam gaib itu. Memang sih, dalam ajaran agama saya, Islam, keberadaan bangsa jin diakui. Malah ada yang menggolongkannya dalam 2 jenis: jin kafir dan jin Islam. Yang pertama itu adalah jin jahat yang tidak mau menuruti perintah Tuhan; sedangkan yang terakhir jin saleh yang selalu mematuhi penciptanya.Jin yang saya ketahui h [...]

    28. John and Philippa are no human children. They are Djinn: powerful, magical beings that are much like the genies in the old stories. They have a dream about their uncle nimrod, which their uncle sent to them as a message. It turns out their uncle and their mother also are djinn. After some lessons and training, they set off on a quest to egypt to find the tomb of akhenaten, an evil spirit who once was a wicked pharaoh. Unfortunately they are encountered by Iblis, the most evil djinn of all. He wi [...]

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