By Bruce Coville
An old betrayal echoes throughout time and space...
Boring—that's what Marilyn thinks her kin is. thoroughly, horribly common. All with the exception of her great-aunt Zenobia, a scandalously self reliant international traveller with the main intriguing tales. Marilyn consistently seems to be ahead to her lively great-aunt's visits, yet this time, Zenobia turns out to have anything strange on her mind.
Marilyn can't refuse whilst the evidently nervous Zenobia asks her to carry directly to anything for safekeeping—a appealing amulet present in the Egyptian barren region, with a middle stone so bright and gleaming, it virtually turns out . . . alive. unexpectedly Marilyn's desires flip darkish as she's tasked with a bad venture: to maintain no matter what is contained in the amulet from gaining its freedom—and with it, revenge.
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Publisher: seashore Lane Books
Publication Date: 2009-08-25
Number of Pages: 448
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Extra resources for Amulet of Doom (Chamber of Horrors, Book 1)
He was supposed to hold his place in the backﬁeld for a couple of beats, then swing out to the left sideline and look for the ball once he crossed the line of 46 M I L L I O N - D O L L A R T H ROW scrimmage. If the linebacker came up on him, LaDell could try to blow by him, knowing Nate would read the move. Nate took the snap from Malcolm, dropped back, rolled a little to his right, trying to make it look as if he had Pete and Eric over on that side of the ﬁeld for a reason, that he planned to end this imaginary ninety-second game—the best kind of fantasy football—on the very ﬁrst play.
You know me,” Abby said. ” They had a rule, Nate and Abby: He never looked in her sketchbook without permission. But he was allowed to ask to see something. Which is what he did now, the two of them sitting out on the Brodies’ small screened-in back porch after dinner, Nate asking to see what she’d drawn when they’d been inside watching SportsCenter. “Okay,” she said, opening up the book, leaﬁng through pages of drawings Nate knew he’d probably never see, the ones that were for her eyes only.
Meaning his peripheral vision, his ability to see the ﬁeld in front of him like it was in that wide letterbox format he watched movies in. Nate couldn’t just see the whole ﬁeld, he felt like he could see behind him sometimes, when a would-be tackler thought he had a clear shot at him from that blind side to his left. Blind side. It was what all sides were becoming for Abby, like walls closing in on her. He knew all about the disease called retinitis pigmentosa now. Just not then. All he knew that day was that when they were inside the theater, a few minutes late, there was this night scene that made it hard for even Nate’s eyes to adjust to the dark.
Amulet of Doom (Chamber of Horrors, Book 1) by Bruce Coville