Zet and the Egyptian Amulet Mystery by Scott Peters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zet and the Egyptian Amulet Mystery
A very enjoyable historical mystery, with a target audience of middle graders, “Zet and the Egptian Amulet Mystery,” and its predecessor, “Mystery of the Egyptian Scroll,” are delightful for YA and adult readers too. Filled with good characterization and characters who readily elicit empathy, great historical detail, and the conviction that humanity in historical eras was no different in personality or character than those in contemporary society, this is an easy read and a pleasurable read.
Author Scott Peters deftly weaves mystery, history, and likable characters (and their opposition, those nasty villainous guys, plus in this case, rumours of a demon army) into a story that will have readers turning pages to see how Zet, his sister, and their best friend, jewelry apprentice Hui, can solve the multiple mysteries, and stay alive and in good condition while doing just that.
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