The Golden Goblet

January 29, 2010

Historical    Fiction                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ByEloise Jarvis McGraw                                                                                                                                                                                    Reviewed by Leanne Riegel                                                                                                                                                                                         5 out of 5 stars        

golden gobletTrying to ignore the stinging welts on his back, Ranofer goes about his dull work at the gold shop. Plagued by his older half-brother and guardian Gebu, Ranofer, a boy of 11, tries to make a living in the harsh city streets of Egypt. Seeking his life dream, to be the apprentice of the master goldsmith Zau, Ranofer at first only thinks it is the stupidity and stubbornness of Gebu that is keeping him in his low paying porter’s position. Little does he know, he is only a tool in the powerful, thieving hands of Gebu. A grave robbery, a secret tunnel, and evil characters are discovered by Ranofer. Soon, he is tied up in bigger problems then he could have ever imagined. Written with a realistic and insightful view, this book portrays life in Ancient Egypt very well. Behind an action packed, intriguing plot, lays the deeper concepts of the loneliness and fear of people who are abused. The Golden Goblet is a well—written book and would be enjoyable for anyone who likes adventure and history.

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