Athena's Son

Athena s Son In BC Egyptians are terrified when a series of murders are linked to Anubis god of the dead The evidence is inexplicable The victims bodies have no wounds and the killer s tracks are enormous an

  • Title: Athena's Son
  • Author: Jeryl Schoenbeck
  • ISBN: 9780615563121
  • Page: 147
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 276 BC, Egyptians are terrified when a series of murders are linked to Anubis, god of the dead The evidence is inexplicable The victims bodies have no wounds and the killer s tracks are enormous animal prints Egyptians believe the jackal headed god doesn t want the new lighthouse build The pharaoh needs someone special to solve the crimes, someone with the skills aIn 276 BC, Egyptians are terrified when a series of murders are linked to Anubis, god of the dead The evidence is inexplicable The victims bodies have no wounds and the killer s tracks are enormous animal prints Egyptians believe the jackal headed god doesn t want the new lighthouse build The pharaoh needs someone special to solve the crimes, someone with the skills and intellect to track down a vengeful god Twelve year old Archimedes is that person He is blessed by Athena, goddess of wisdom and war, with extensive knowledge of science, mechanics, and medicine He has to tread carefully when he applies the cold logic of Greek science in a sultry, mystical world of Egyptian culture But when an ancient scroll puts him on the path of the killer, it also brings another god back from the dead Now Archimedes is going to need Athena s war skills.

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    1. Reviewed at: teachmentortexts/2012/*Oh my goodness! So much is going on in this novel and all of it is good. First, suspense. The book starts off right away with a murder. It is very Alex Rider-esque because it isn't until a bit later that you figure out how this murder fits into the story. However, by beginning that way, the author sucks you into the story and already gives you a reason to want to keep reading. Then as you read through the story and Archimedes gets himself farther and farther i [...]

    2. I've never particularly been interested in ancient history, but this book has changed that opinion. Not only are the characters fascinating but the intricate plot twists and turns delightfully. The author beautifully incorporates science and both Greek and Egyptian religious beliefs. I appreciated that the author points out what characters are real and what aspects of the real individuals he included in the story. Like most historical fiction, he changes things so the story works better, but the [...]

    3. Archimedes arrives at the School of Alexandria after a horrible voyage by ship from Greece. He has been sent because he is such a talented scholar, but he also manages to get himself into trouble. He irritates the high priest Ptahhotep while trying to show an Egyptian how to improve the speed of his wagon; even though Archimedes does make the wagon faster, he causes a disturbance outside the temple. The head of the school, Callimachus, is very understanding and helps smooth things over with the [...]

    4. Originally published at Brazilian BookwormI simply ADORE historical fiction. Now, YA historical fiction is definitelly a great idea and something you don't see as often, in my opinion.And by historical fiction I mean fiction that has some base on historical facts (not to be mixed with stories of helpless heroins with shirtless heroes). And this is exactly what Athena's Son is.Jeryl Schoenbeck writes about Archimedes. You know, that "old Greek science guy"? Well, yeah. Except on this book he is y [...]

    5. Athena's Son commences with the young 12 year-old Archimedes (renowned ancient world scientist) arrriving in Alexandra to begin his studies at the School of Alexandra. Before Archimedes sets foot on shore, he outwits a thieving sailor. On his walk to the School of Alexandra, he once again uses his intellect to expose a fraudster, although he makes a severe social gaff at the same time. At the school, he meets the Pharoah's daughter and they embark on solving two mysteries, both of which could ch [...]

    6. A fun readI have no idea where the history goes awry here and I find I don't really care. Envisioning Archimedes as a young boy entering adolescence and doing science on the run was totally fun. Whether or not the crown in the basin was the way he discovered how to measure displacement or whether he invented a canon powered by steam is irrelevant to me. I hope there's a sequel, as there are still some bad guys needing cleaning up.

    7. This was an interesting mystery to read because of the historical Egyptian background and the murder plotting was good. However there were no real characterizations orrelationships to keep the reader involved.

    8. I really enjoyed this book because it has a very interesting plot even though it is mostly based on facts.

    9. Great historical fiction! Must read if you like ancient Egyptian mythology and Ancient Greek mythology. Takes place in Alexandria during Ptolemiac times.

    10. My 6th grade reading teacher wrote this book. I may not have liked it as much as I should have because I had to read it for school and not on my own time.

    11. This was excellent! Not something I would usually choose, but very interesting and thought provoking. An excellent use of history to teach some valuable lessons. I loved this one!

    12. I liked this book, the mystery was intriguing and moved along at a nice pace. I liked Schoenbeck's writing style.

    13. A great mystery book for middle grade readers because it teaches science and history while entertaining them.

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