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Book: Sons of the Sphinx - Ancient Tales & Legends by Cheryl Carpinello

Book: Sons of the Sphinx - Ancient Tales & Legends by Cheryl Carpinello

categories: Book, Time Travel, Romance, Paranormal Thriller, Teen/Young Adult, Ancient Egypt, King Tut, Ancient Egypt Fiction, Adventure Thriller, Ancient Civilizations


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Author Cheryl Carpinelloabout this book: We visited Egypt in May of 2008, spending three weeks traveling by train from Cairo down to Aswan back to Luxor and finally back in Cairo at the end of of visit. I could share a million insights from that visit, many still vivid in my memory. I chose to share how the title came into being.

Origin of the title:

For whatever reasons, my brain works backward when it comes to titles. I always have the titles before I begin writing.

In Sons of the Sphinx, I wanted to give more background and substance for the drastic move by the Pharaoh Akhenaten, Tut's father, to abandon the old gods for the one god Amun. So, I drew on historical references that spoke of a connection between Tut's great grandfather and the Sphinx.

There is a stele—an ancient message board—that even today sits between the front paws of the Sphinx, which tells of the time when the Sphinx spoke to Tut's great grandfather in a dream. The Sphinx called the young man 'son'.

It was that simple item that became the basis of my award-winning title Sons of the Sphinx. It forms the shell for 15-year-old Rosa's time travel adventure thriller back to 1330 BC Egypt with the ghost of King Tut!


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