The Akhenaten Adventure

The Akhenaten Adventure

by P.B. Kerr

The New York Times bestselling adventure about two twins, many djinns, and one very magical quest. Meet John and Philippa Gaunt, twelve-year-old twins who one day discover themselves to be descended from a long line of djinn. All of a sudden, they

  • Series: Children of the Lamp
  • Language: English
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Rating: 3.76
  • Pages: 384
  • Publish Date: September 1st 2005 by Scholastic Paperbacks
  • Isbn10: 0439670209
  • Isbn13: 9780439670203

What People Think about "The Akhenaten Adventure"

While I loved all the interesting little facts, the book felt like setup for the most part. I mentioned how all things feel British: the villain, Iblis, is the same. One thing I will say is that this gave me the same feeling as a Dan Brown book: a well documented travel work.

Such xenophobia, especially towards the French and the Arabs, such disdain of everyone and everything not fitting the right kind of bracket, be it fat people or Nimrod's one-handed servant or anyone.

But the character, Nimrod, clearly states in the book that smoking is fine for Djinn but terrible for humans. But not at all bad for djinn." Personally, I don't worry that my daugher will read this and want to take up smoking.

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 ato lampu ato bahkan kotak korek api, pasti sudah bisa nebak contohnyakan?! A place called Krakatau...(page 299) Nah, itu salah satu contoh kalo bandel ga mao masukin ifrit yang sudah di segel ke frezeer Di samping manusia dan jin ada mahluk2 halus lain yang jelas ga kalah menarik.Pokoknya banyak hal yang bisa kita pelajari dari buku ini.

Have you read the Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan? He intended this story for his son, to encourage him to read.

A major new villain was introduced in the last few chapters and dealing with them felt hurried and poorly executed, neatly solved by a little deus ex machina.

Read aloud with daughter; this book has strong main characters and a great mythology, along with excellent descriptions of the locales (New York, London, and Cairo). Perhaps that was needed for the first book in this series - a lot of exposition.

Fantastik kitaplarda ülkemizde yaygn olmasa da yurt dnda cinler fantastik ögeler olarak kullanlyorlar ve zaten kullanldklar ekil korku ögesinden ziyade peri, kurtadam, elf tarznda, yani gönül rahatlyla okuyabilirsiniz. Zaten orijinal çevirimi Lambann Çocuklar olan serinin bu yüzden de 12-18 ya grubu için okunabilir olduunu düünüyorum. Orijinal kapaklar çok iyiydi ama bizdeki tasarmlarnn daha güzel bir albenisi olduunu da söylemeden geçemeyeceim.

Setidaknya semua yang saya tuliskan diatas ada pada karakter di buku ini. Bahkan John dan Philipa, anak-anaknya, kadang kadang tak habis pikir dengan keistimewaan yang dimiliki ibunya itu. Namun rasa bangga yang jauh lebih besar dibandingkan rasa penasaran membuat mereka lama kelamaan menganggap semua itu adalah hal yang wajar. Walau Yang anehnya, walau memiliki begitu banyak perbedaan, mereka sering memikirkan hal yang sama dan keduanya juga mengidap Claustrophobia, ketakutan berada di ruang kecil yang tertutup. Selain lift, John dan Philipa juga tak pernah suka dengan kunjungan rutin mereka ke dokter gigi di awal musim panas. Tak seperti kunjungan sebelumnya, kali ini ada sesuatu yang cukup membuat keduanya khawatir. Itu juga setelah menambah hilangnya jerawat di pipi John dan tinggi badan mereka yang bertambah hanya dalam beberapa hari. Sebagai tambahan Paman Nimrod juga memberitahukan satu rahasia besar yang merupakan awal dari petualangan yang berbahaya yang kapan saja bisa membahayakan jiwa mereka.. Rahasia yang tentu saja hanya akan diketahui dengan menyelesaikan buku yang ternyata masih memiliki beberapa seri. Gaya bahasa yang terkadang lucu dan konyol membuat buku dengan ketebalan 416 ini terasa lebih ringan. Yang jelas buku ini membuat saya semakin mengenal lebih banyak sosok jin, walaupun dalam versi dunia fantasi.

Therefore, I consider this more of a "four star" read than a "three star" one because I was not as in love with the plot as I would have liked but the setting meant everything to me. It's not the best because I remember almost nothing of the characters and plot. I do still remember ow much fun I had and how in love I was with the world it was set in.

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