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  • Hardcover: 395 pages
  • Publisher: Orchard Books (NY); 1 edition (Jan. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439932149
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439932141
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 16.5 x 23.5 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,480,690 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Terracotta terror 24 April 2008
By Amanda Richards - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The fourth novel in the Children of the Lamp series features the terracotta warriors, thousands of six foot tall clay statues buried with the Chinese Emperor of Qin, somewhere back in 210 BC. These statues were for protection as well as to ensure that the Emperor had a full army at his disposal in the afterlife. As the story goes, someone is reanimating these ancient warriors, and possessing them with evil spirits.

Meanwhile, on the good Djinn side, Djinn twins John and Phillipa Gaunt, their Uncle Nimrod and the crew head off to find Faustina Sachertorte (who is in the Djinn equivalent of suspended animation) in the hopes of reviving her to take the place of the twins' mother as the hard-hearted and extremely logical Blue Djinn of Babylon. This requires careful planning, because their father is under a Methusaleh binding that makes him age rapidly once the twins aren't at home, which of course they aren't.

Back on the other side, Faustina's brother Dybbuk is acting up, misusing his powers in exchange for fifteen minutes of fame as the next (and much improved) David Copperfield. Unfortunately his antics are noticed by his father, Iblis, the leader of the Ifrit (a.k.a. the really bad Djinn) and before he realizes it, Dybbuk is being used to set up a really big scam that could change the balance of good and evil.

Better than book three, Cobra King Of Kathmandu (Children Of The Lamp), this one takes the reader to exotic locations with exotic food, contains a lot of surprises, and features two very famous gentlemen from the past. The action-packed adventure comes to a dramatic pause at the end, which is clearly not the end of the story, but the way forward to the next book. Fans of the series won't be disappointed with this one.

Rated: 4.5 stars

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Amanda Richards, April 23, 2008
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Best Book Yet 31 Dec. 2007
By Rifleman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is the best Children OF the Lamp book yet. There are many twists and turns throughout the plot.... and i cannot wait for the next book.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
A must read series!! 20 Dec. 2007
By Christina - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
i LOVE these books....such a great series....awesome characters...and each book is better than the last. i hope the author has many more planned!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Yet another exciting tale from P. B. Kerr's bestselling Children of the Lamp series 11 Aug. 2008
By KidsReads - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
When John and Philippa first see their father after returning from an adventure in Nepal and India, they are shocked to find him changed into a very old man. Mr. Gaunt had been a normal human until his wife Layla --- one of the most powerful djinns in the world --- put him under a Methuselah spell. She hopes this will keep her children by his side and prevent the djinn twins from following her to Babylon, where she is going to assume the position of "Blue Djinn of Babylon."

Unbeknownst to Layla, however, John and Philippa temporarily had been replaced by imitations so they could pursue other adventures. To reverse the aging process, they must get help and are faced with some very serious decisions: How will they be able to leave their father under such circumstances? And how can they get their mother back home and prevent her from becoming the Blue Djinn of Babylon?

Djinns cannot be discouraged easily. And before you know it, after a few setbacks --- such as a terrible accident in which their beloved housekeeper ends up unconscious in the hospital --- help arrives on a whirlwind, in the person of the strange magical djinn Marion Morrison. Nurse Marion wears cowboy boots and has "two beady gray eyes that she was able to control so that she could look in two different directions at the same time."

In a complicated and wild story, the twins embark on yet another adventure as they try to find the true Blue Djinn of Babylon (Faustina, who has lost her body somewhere in England) and help her brother Dybbuk (who is on the brink of joining forces with the dark side after he discovers that his father is none other than Iblis, the most evil djinn in the world). Their Uncle John, the butler Mr. Groanin and the kindly old djinn Mr. Rakshasas join them. Using their abilities to go in and out of bodies, make transformations and other magical djinn skills, they find themselves in a series of mysterious mishaps involving disappearing people, ancient Chinese terracotta warriors who are being controlled by evil forces, haunted museums, robberies and even some unexpected help from none other than Marco Polo!

Readers will be surprised to see what happens to John and Philippa's mother, how the abilities of a little nun help them, and how an erupting volcano changes everything. The twins have their work cut out for them in yet another exciting tale from P. B. Kerr's bestselling Children of the Lamp series.

--- Reviewed by Sally M. Tibbetts
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Children of the Lamp #4: Day of the Djinn Warriors 28 July 2013
By Jenn - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This book had everything, I've enjoyed all the books in this series so far and I recommend it . Some other series I have enjoyed are the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan as well as the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.
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