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 have the power to grant wishes, travel to extraordinary places, and make people and objects disappear. Luckily, the twins are introduced to their eccentric djinn-uncle Nimrod, who will teach them how to harness their newly found power. And not a moment too soon . . . since John and Philippa are about to embark on a search to locate a monstrous pharaoh named Akhenaten and his eerie tomb.
The sequel to the bestselling debut in the Children of the Lamp series, The Akhenaten Adventure (which puts "an entertaining spin on the genie-in-a-lantern mythos," according to PW) takes 12-year-old twins John and Philippa Gaunt, who discovered in the first book that they are descendents of a long line of djinni, from New York to Istanbul in The Blue Djinn of Babylon. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.