Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos

Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos

Infobox Book |
name = Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos
author = R.L. LaFevers
cover_artist = Yoko Tanaka
country = United States
language = English
genre = Children's fantasy novel
publisher = Houghton Mifflin
release_date = 2007
media_type = Print (Hardback)
pages = 344 pgs.

"Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos" is a children's novel by R.L. LaFevers.


Theodosia Throckmorton, a clever and shrewd girl of sorts, has the harrowing and busy work of nullifying curses in her father's museum, where the darkest spells abound. However, it is delicate work, and time is running out for her to set things right. Her hands are full enough when her mother returns from the tombs of Egypt, bringing countless cursed valuables and antiquities with her. The most powerful is a gem named the Heart of Egypt, which had the power to topple the whole of Great Britain and the entire British Empire! Working with Will, a lowly yet friendly street urchin, and Lord Wigmere, a powerful and knowledgeable man (head of the Brotherhood of the Chosen Keepers), she must work to return the Heart to its rightful resting place...before it's too late.

Character List

Theodosia Elizabeth Throckmorton: Main Character, an eleven-year-old girl with magical vision and the ability to sense curses. She has a brother named Henry and a cat named Isis

Henry Throckmorton: Theodosia's brother, a troublemaker, and helper in his sister's schemes.

Sticky Will: A London pickpocket that Theodosia met when he tried to steal her father's wallet. Now an errand boy for the Brotherhood of the Chosen Keepers.

Lord Wigmere: Head of the Brotherhood of the Chosen Keepers, a knowledgeable old man who knows to listen to Theodosia when shes serious.

Grandmother Throckmorton: An old tyrant who takes care of Theodosia when both her parents are away.

"Mother": Never referred to by her given name, a seasoned archaeologist who often goes on extremely long trips and brings back horribly cursed artifacts that Theodosia must purify. She works for the Museum of Legends and Antiquities.

"Father": Never referred to by his given name, a research specialist who spends entire nights putting together steles and eating jam sandwiches.

Nigel Bollingsworth: First Assistant Curator at the Museum of Legends and Antiquities

Clive Fagenbush: Second Assistant Curator at the Museum of Legends and Antiquities

von Braggenschnot: A sinister German who carries a gun EVERYWHERE.


"Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos" is a Junior Library Guild Selection and a "Booksense" Summer Pick. [ [ Theodosia Throckmorton » About the Book ] ]


External links

* [ Novel Official Site]
* [ R.L. LaFevers Official Site]

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