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From the New York Times bestselling author P. B. Kerr, comes the third volume in this exceptional, imaginative adventure series about a twin boy and girl who discover they are djinns. In the third book of the bestselling Children of the Lamp series, djinn twins, John and Philippa Gaunt, are on the trail of another magical mystery. As they travel from New York to London to From the New York Times bestselling author P. B. Kerr, comes the third volume in this exceptional, imaginative adventure series about a twin boy and girl who discover they are djinns. In the third book of the bestselling Children of the Lamp series, djinn twins, John and Philippa Gaunt, are on the trail of another magical mystery. As they travel from New York to London to Nepal and India on a whirlwind adventure, the twins try to help their friend and fellow djinn, Buck, find out who murdered his friend using the venomous snakebite of the king cobra. All too soon, John and Philippa find themselves caught up in the lethal world of the Cult of the Nine Cobras, only to discover that they themselves are a target of the creepy cobra cult.


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From the New York Times bestselling author P. B. Kerr, comes the third volume in this exceptional, imaginative adventure series about a twin boy and girl who discover they are djinns. In the third book of the bestselling Children of the Lamp series, djinn twins, John and Philippa Gaunt, are on the trail of another magical mystery. As they travel from New York to London to From the New York Times bestselling author P. B. Kerr, comes the third volume in this exceptional, imaginative adventure series about a twin boy and girl who discover they are djinns. In the third book of the bestselling Children of the Lamp series, djinn twins, John and Philippa Gaunt, are on the trail of another magical mystery. As they travel from New York to London to Nepal and India on a whirlwind adventure, the twins try to help their friend and fellow djinn, Buck, find out who murdered his friend using the venomous snakebite of the king cobra. All too soon, John and Philippa find themselves caught up in the lethal world of the Cult of the Nine Cobras, only to discover that they themselves are a target of the creepy cobra cult.

30 review for The Cobra King of Kathmandu

  1. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca H

    John and Philippa Guant are djinn. Their djinn friend, Dybbuk, helped a friend and the friend's dad steal old paintings from a museum. Soon the dad and friend were killed while Dybbuk was gone, by snakebite. He contacts Philippa and John, and they immediately go to help. Also, two men tried to break into the Gaunt's house and steal their wisdom teeth, which having them would give them complete control over John and Philippa. Meanwhile, their Uncle Nimrod and wise old djinn friend, Rakhasas, hav John and Philippa Guant are djinn. Their djinn friend, Dybbuk, helped a friend and the friend's dad steal old paintings from a museum. Soon the dad and friend were killed while Dybbuk was gone, by snakebite. He contacts Philippa and John, and they immediately go to help. Also, two men tried to break into the Gaunt's house and steal their wisdom teeth, which having them would give them complete control over John and Philippa. Meanwhile, their Uncle Nimrod and wise old djinn friend, Rakhasas, have discovered something and had gone to fix it. They were captured, and taken somewhere. The children have to travel all over the world with the help of a one armed butler to find out who is behind the attacks, and eventually they get on the trail of Cult of the Nine Cobras. They have to stop the evil plan the cult is putting into progress, even risking their lives to do it. I rated this book five stars because it was fun and interesting to read, and it was funny and cool at parts. I like the fact that the author invented tons of stuff about djinn for the series. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes fiction and adventure, magic, and wants an easy but interesting book.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    These books just keep getting better and better! Philip Kerr makes his writing addictive to read, and his use of third-person omniscient is masterful. Another great adventure. I can't wait to pick up the next one!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*

    Kerr, P.B. Cobra King of Kathmandu 384 p. Scholastic – John, Philippa and their best friend Dybbuk travel to India on the hunt for a murderer – not knowing that they must also save their Uncle Nimrod and breakup the resurrection of an old snake cult, whose leader is bent on capturing djinn for his own nefarious purpose. A likable, well-written addition to the series. EL, MS – ADVISABLE

  4. 4 out of 5

    Wendy

    Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; Or close the wall up with our English dead.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Ethan Flores

    Overall a good book although the ending felt rushed in a way it cleared up all and any plot holes

  6. 5 out of 5

    Brooklyn Malau

    This book is addicting

  7. 5 out of 5

    Ronah

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. John receives Dybbuk's email and Phillipa agrees to go with him. They sneak out of the house in search for Uma Karuna Ayer. John and Phillipa find her in a sleeping bag next to a filthy tramp. Uma introduces the tramp as Afriel. He is the angel of youth and supplies John and Phillipa with two Elsewheres when they are kind to him. Afriel warns them not to let the Elsewheres go near their soul mirrors because they don't have a soul. If they go near their soul mirror then their mother, Layla Gaunt, John receives Dybbuk's email and Phillipa agrees to go with him. They sneak out of the house in search for Uma Karuna Ayer. John and Phillipa find her in a sleeping bag next to a filthy tramp. Uma introduces the tramp as Afriel. He is the angel of youth and supplies John and Phillipa with two Elsewheres when they are kind to him. Afriel warns them not to let the Elsewheres go near their soul mirrors because they don't have a soul. If they go near their soul mirror then their mother, Layla Gaunt, will find out. The Elsewheres will disappear after 11.57407407407407407407407407407 days or one million seconds. John and Philipa tell the two Elsewheres to go and take their places at home. Nimrod went with Mr. Rakshasas to Calcutta together but when the pair of adult djinn got back to their suite, they get abducted and taken away in freezers so they can't use their power. Phillipa comes up with the idea to use Mr. Rakshasas library. After their session in the library the djinn and Mr. Groanin go to India and in their hotel, the travelers work out what the code of dancing snakes says. It says: I scotched the snake not killed it. And fled to this terrible place of misery where I shall probably die at the hand of my enemies. But I am in luck now. And you, too, would do well to come down here and discover a king's ransom in the green eyes of the Cobra King of Kathmandu. Look for the third snake. But beware the eighth. M.W.K. M.W.K. stands for Mountstuart Wavell Killiecrankie and although John, Phillipa, Groanin, and Dybbuk know what the message says, but not the meaning. Then Dybbuk realizes that Killiecrankie means Lucknow, a town in northern India. Back in New York, a couple of days later Ayesha dies and Mrs. Gaunt tells her children's Elsewheres that she must leave. After telling them the same way Ayesha told her and Nimrod, she leaves forever to become the next Blue Djinn of Babylon. John, Phillipa, and Dybbuk give Groanin a new arm so he can lift the young djinn up a well they are about to enter. In the well are King Cobras that are scratched into the brick. They have only counted two cobras when they reach the water. When Dybbuk throws down some bricks it hits the torch and falls into the water. John goes after it and then he discovers the third cobra. John rises and calls out to them in triumph. He has obtained the Cobra King of Kathmandu which is a talisman with a huge emerald at the head of the talisman and Mr. Rakshasas's wisdom teeth on the tail of The Cobra talisman. Then they find a staircase which leads them into the hollow head of a King Cobra. They see that the room is being kept cold artificially. The Guru ends up having the djinn tied to a table and reveals his plan. He is going to replace his entire blood supply with djinn blood. The children also see that Nimrod and Mr. Rakshasas are almost totally frozen. Guru Masamjhasara takes one to two pints of djinn blood from each child each day. He thinks they are fine because djinn replace their blood supply much faster than humans. He doesn't know that it has to be hot for this to occur. Slowly the children are starting to die. When Guru Masamjhasara does the replacement, he suddenly catches fire. The Guru then goes over to the chair near Nimrod and Mr. Rakshasas, the heat is enough to thaw out Nimrod and Mr. Rakshasas after a few hours. Nimrod thaws first and releases the children and puts the Cobra King of Kathmandu in Mr. Rakshasas hand. The flame from Guru Masamjhasara has set the floor above the laboratory on fire and the whole ashram is about to go up in flames, so everyone escapes. After taking Dybbuk home to Palm Springs, saying their goodbyes John and Phillipa travel back to New York. When they get back home they realize that their mother is gone. The Elsewheres tell them that she has gone to Babylon when Nimrod comes up to their room. He comes up with an idea that if he can return Dybbuk's sister, Faustina, to her body she might become the Blue Djinn in place of Mrs. Gaunt.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Lærke

    it is more like a 3,5 stars

  9. 4 out of 5

    Daisy

    Oh my god. What a great book. I am totally loving this series! This might be the best one yet, in my opinion. Maybe the storyline wasn't quite as gripping as the last one. . . ? But it was more enjoyable. I think the thing that really set's this book apart from the previous two, was the fact that almost every chapter was told from another person's point of view, we had; John, Phillipa, Dybbuk, Nimrod, Mr Rakshasas, Groanin, the twins' mother, Iblis, Iblis' servant and even the Prime Minister's d Oh my god. What a great book. I am totally loving this series! This might be the best one yet, in my opinion. Maybe the storyline wasn't quite as gripping as the last one. . . ? But it was more enjoyable. I think the thing that really set's this book apart from the previous two, was the fact that almost every chapter was told from another person's point of view, we had; John, Phillipa, Dybbuk, Nimrod, Mr Rakshasas, Groanin, the twins' mother, Iblis, Iblis' servant and even the Prime Minister's daughter (not to mention a few others). The fact that we read the story from so many different people's versions of events, was AWESOME! In the previous book, we learnt more of the culture and abilities of the djinn, but I found in this book, the reader was taught more about angels and their abilities. Not much to say except, I loved that. Although there was still plenty of new djinn stuff which was so cool. Dybbuk was an epic new character. He was in the last book a bit, but in that one he was just a troublemaker and I found him pretty annoying. But in this one, he was in it a lot, and was so funny and unpredictable. I think he was the perfect addition to the series and I definitely want to see more of him in later books! I can't review this book without mentioning Groanin again. I love him more and more with each book. His sarcastic comments and groaning is hilarious. The storyline in this book was exciting, unpredictable and funny. And it was (as always) a magical adventurous trip around the world. The only slightest tiniest most minuscule criticism I have is that I would have preferred a happier ending. Yes, I'm being naive and stuff, but it was a tiny bit depressing. Although it has made me desperate to read the next one! :D

  10. 4 out of 5

    Tami

    The Cobra King of Kathmandu is the third book in the Children of the Lamp series. This series is based around twin Djinn children, John and Philippa Gaunt. John and Philippa knew nothing about their Djinn heritage until their wisdom teeth erupted. In Djinn, the eruption of the wisdom teeth brings forth the hidden magic that the child will possess. To say the least, the children were surprised to find out that Djinn were real, that their mother was a Djinn, and that they too possessed magical abi The Cobra King of Kathmandu is the third book in the Children of the Lamp series. This series is based around twin Djinn children, John and Philippa Gaunt. John and Philippa knew nothing about their Djinn heritage until their wisdom teeth erupted. In Djinn, the eruption of the wisdom teeth brings forth the hidden magic that the child will possess. To say the least, the children were surprised to find out that Djinn were real, that their mother was a Djinn, and that they too possessed magical abilities. This was only the beginning of their adventure as they started training with their Uncle Nimrod in Egypt and found themselves in the middle of a fight with an evil Djinn who wanted to disrupt the delicate balance between good and evil Djinn. In The Cobra King of Kathmandu, the twins find themselves in yet another adventure. Unbeknownst to the twins, their mother is readying herself to become the Blue Djinn of Babylon. Meanwhile, John and Philippa come to the rescue of fellow Djinn Dybbuk (Buck) who has stumbled upon a great Djinn conspiracy. Someone seems to be trying to find young Djinn, tracking them down through dental records showing young children whose wisdom teeth erupt earlier than the average person. What is this person up to? Why does he want to capture a Djinn? I enjoyed both the first and third book of this series. I have yet to read the second installment, which I am now very eager to do. John and Philippa are very much like average kids just trying to understand this new world they haven't quite figured out yet. Their adventures are absolutely delightful.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Anthony ➳ KeepReadingForward ➳

    5/5 Stars Originally Reviewed: 28 July 2014 Updated Review: 16 July 2016 If you want to see more reviews, check out Keep Reading Forward and our other locations here. Children of the Lamp: The Cobra King of Kathmandu In this journey, we learn a little about a past that tells us about the future and know more about all the characters. New things are shown, and secrets are revealed. When a friend of Phillipa and John comes forward seeking help, after finding out that people have been getting killed with s/>If/>Updated 5/5 Stars Originally Reviewed: 28 July 2014 Updated Review: 16 July 2016 If you want to see more reviews, check out Keep Reading Forward and our other locations here. Children of the Lamp: The Cobra King of Kathmandu In this journey, we learn a little about a past that tells us about the future and know more about all the characters. New things are shown, and secrets are revealed. When a friend of Phillipa and John comes forward seeking help, after finding out that people have been getting killed with snakes bites, they set out onto an adventure to see who was behind it all. Along with the journey, the only way to do the adventure was go to themselves and alone. The true reason behind all the killings is revealed and the shocking truth is revealed as well. It also becomes a surprise who the person in charge has in his prison, waiting for the rigt moment to take adventure of, only at the end, something goes wrong. In this third book of the series, the adventure never stops and keeps on going. The magic becomes better and more is learned about the characters and what they can do. The books in the stories have never let me down in anyway and I can't wait to keep reading on to find out more about everything.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Doris

    I wavered between 4 and 5 stars for this book, finally settling on 5 due to the original thought about genies (in this book called djinn, also known as jin). The series revolves around fraternal twins John and Philippa Gaunt, who were raised as mundanes (regular humans) by their djinn mother, but by the start of this book have come to terms with being magical. This story starts with an historical event featuring an exorcism of a djinn by the Uncle of the twins, then segues to the twins' lives. O I wavered between 4 and 5 stars for this book, finally settling on 5 due to the original thought about genies (in this book called djinn, also known as jin). The series revolves around fraternal twins John and Philippa Gaunt, who were raised as mundanes (regular humans) by their djinn mother, but by the start of this book have come to terms with being magical. This story starts with an historical event featuring an exorcism of a djinn by the Uncle of the twins, then segues to the twins' lives. One of the early events is an attempted robbery at the Gaunt home, from which much excitement, danger, and use and explanation of the djinn powers comes. It was in those explanations I had issues. Not that they weren't well done, but in that there seemed to me to be more explanation than action at times. We had a thoroughly disgusting villain, creepy henchpersons, and an overall villain with more than just this book's worth of bad deeds to his name. Overall a good read with a new twist on an old topic. Note - added 1/11/13 - why does Buck roll his head or eyes and make a noise like a bassoon? I couldn't figure out what that meant. Still leaving the rating as a 5, but this was a bit of an irritation to me.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Rohan Varughese

    The concept was good.It was the first book I read in the series. I thought I'd like it because I normally love fantasy novels and I thought that this would be good. Boy, I was wrong. While I loved the concept of the djinn, I disliked the plot,the action,the adventure...basically almost everything. The plot was shallow. It had great potential but most of the story just revolves around Nimrod teaching the genie basics to the twins and while I have nothing against that, I really think th The concept was good.It was the first book I read in the series. I thought I'd like it because I normally love fantasy novels and I thought that this would be good. Boy, I was wrong. While I loved the concept of the djinn, I disliked the plot,the action,the adventure...basically almost everything. The plot was shallow. It had great potential but most of the story just revolves around Nimrod teaching the genie basics to the twins and while I have nothing against that, I really think there should be a good plot behind it. There was a LOT of potential. However I just DID NOT enjoy the book. There was no adventure, no suspense, no danger and in the end it just felt like another lesson for the twins. I mean come on, did you really feel the danger while the twins were held captive at that place? Still I read some of the other books thinking I might enjoy them(due to the concept). However it was just like a non-fiction book in which the uncle was teaching the kids some genie stuff which were in no way relevant to the story, or useful to us(in the first book, the uncle was teaching the kids the importance of smoking).

  14. 4 out of 5

    Ben

    One of the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One of the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Robin

    I was really excited for the third installment after the successfully continued momentum of The Blue Djinn of Babylon, so I was disappointed to find that this book dropped in tension. Not only was the major villain not exactly threatening, but this book began P.B. Kerr's trend of finding excuses to limit the djinn's powers of creating matter, which in itself is a godly power, so it makes sense. But the limit was not cleverly done in the book, and I found myself frustrated with how powerless some of the I was really excited for the third installment after the successfully continued momentum of The Blue Djinn of Babylon, so I was disappointed to find that this book dropped in tension. Not only was the major villain not exactly threatening, but this book began P.B. Kerr's trend of finding excuses to limit the djinn's powers of creating matter, which in itself is a godly power, so it makes sense. But the limit was not cleverly done in the book, and I found myself frustrated with how powerless some of the characters became throughout the story. Otherwise, it was decent, and the harrowing trials of Layla and Dybbuk were especially interesting.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Karen Ball

    Third in the Children of the Lamp series, the djinn twins John and Philippa Gaunt are in the middle of another magical mystery. Their friend Dybbuk’s best friend has been murdered using king cobra venom, and they travel to London, Nepal and India on the trail of the Cult of the Nine Cobras to find the villain. A valuable talisman is the apparent key to the solution, but its secret location happens to be in the middle of the cult’s palatial headquarters – right under the nose of nasty (and most r Third in the Children of the Lamp series, the djinn twins John and Philippa Gaunt are in the middle of another magical mystery. Their friend Dybbuk’s best friend has been murdered using king cobra venom, and they travel to London, Nepal and India on the trail of the Cult of the Nine Cobras to find the villain. A valuable talisman is the apparent key to the solution, but its secret location happens to be in the middle of the cult’s palatial headquarters – right under the nose of nasty (and most revolting) Guru Masamjhasara who is actually targeting the twins for abduction. A fastpaced, adventurous tale!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Miki

    I really like this book. This was my fifth time reading it and I still noticed new things that I hadn't noticed last time. This book is an awsome book about these people called djinn. Djinn are these people that have the power to grant wishes and change the molecular structure of stuff. The main characters John and Phillipa are twins and think the same thoughts. Together they go on many exiting adventures. In this particular book, they went to India to find some treasure that they found t I really like this book. This was my fifth time reading it and I still noticed new things that I hadn't noticed last time. This book is an awsome book about these people called djinn. Djinn are these people that have the power to grant wishes and change the molecular structure of stuff. The main characters John and Phillipa are twins and think the same thoughts. Together they go on many exiting adventures. In this particular book, they went to India to find some treasure that they found the code for with their djinn friend Dybuck.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Joanna Brauckmann

    This was fast moving and had more thrills than the second book. This book takes the children to Nepal and India and they have to use more power than they have been trained to use safely. This leads to some hairy moments, but the twins work together with Buck to find the Cobra King and solve the mystery of all the break ins. I enjoyed the twin's encounter with Afriel the angel and his explanation of how he could run interference for them in New York so that they could help their friend. Can't wai This was fast moving and had more thrills than the second book. This book takes the children to Nepal and India and they have to use more power than they have been trained to use safely. This leads to some hairy moments, but the twins work together with Buck to find the Cobra King and solve the mystery of all the break ins. I enjoyed the twin's encounter with Afriel the angel and his explanation of how he could run interference for them in New York so that they could help their friend. Can't wait to get my hands on the next book!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kristen

    This is #3 of Kerr's "Children of the Lamp" series, in which djinn (as imagined by Kerr) are quite real, and we follow the adventures of preteen djinn John and Philippa Gaunt. These are well-written, quite cohesively imagined, and take readers on trips all over the world (which warms my geographer's heart). Well, yes, as a matter of fact, I do like this series. I need to get the 4th for N. so I can read it too.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Dayna Smith

    Book three in the Children of the Lamp series. John & Philippa sneak away from home to help Dybbuk discover who murdered his friend and is trying to murder him. They travel from New York to London to Nepal to India and end up in the clutches of the Cult of the Nine Cobras. They must escape themselves and rescue Nimrod and Mr. Rakshasas as well. Another excellent installment in an enjoyable series.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jesse Winslow

    Part 3 of the Children of the Lamp series. Another excellent read in children's fiction. John and Phillipa continue to learn more about their Djinn powers and what they can and can't do. This adventure takes them to India and Nepal and forces them to face off with a new enemy. New plotlines are revealed as are some character relationships.

  22. 5 out of 5

    James N

    This book was definitely one of the better books I have read. It's not the best book ever, but I did enjoy reading it. It is about genies, or djnn, and follows the adventures of John and Phillipa. It is the third book in the series so you might want to check out the earlier books in the Children of the Lamp series. The book had interesting plot twists and was pretty good overall. 4/5

  23. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth Cisewski

    I thought that this book was ok, it could have been better. All three have been almost the same... It's pretty much the twins find something that they need to help out with, and they fix, with some help from their uncle. They solve what they were going to find and then they go home. It is getting quite boring!!!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Tyler Hedge

    Tyler, 8 yrs old, said that he enjoyed this book more than Book One or Two. It was a good adventure he said. Quote from him: "I like how the villain is trying to get the djinn blood to turn himself into a djinn and then finds out that djinn are made of a pure fire. When he tries the spell he himself lights of fire. You will learn more about why that is in the book."

  25. 4 out of 5

    Darth J

    It dragged on and on. Maybe it's because there are other series books that have better character arcs, but I feel like these ones are loosely held together. I understand that the author likes to try to break down cultural boundaries with humor, but it makes some of the characters unlikeable with their foolish assumptions. It's just very meh.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Emilie

    Phillipa and John Guant start their adventure when these people break into their house and try to steal their wisdom teeth. That is a big deal, because they are djinn, and if you get a djinn's wisdom teeth, you can make them your slave for life. The thieves are caught, and they left behind a rock medallion that has a simble on it. This sends them on an adventure to catch an evil djinn cult.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Mia

    This is a series I started before my mission and then kind of forgot about. But not that I'm reading another book in teh series, I remember how much I liked the first two. This one was great-very fast-paced and interesting story line. It left me hanging at the end, too. Hopefully I can get the next book from teh library soon. :)

  28. 4 out of 5

    Linda

    Book #3 in the series about 12 year-old djinn children is probably the best one so far. This is set in Nepal and India where John and Philippa go in search of the Cobra King talisman and get caught in the deadly cult of the Nine Cobras with its creepy leader. I'm eagerly looking forward to reading book #4, which I just ordered.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Romancereading

    The start was AMAZING. It makes you want to read more and more. And I'm not just saying that because I really want you to read it (which I do) . I'm saying it because it's more than true. I'm not going to give you any spoilers but might I warn you. Contain yourself whilst reading this book! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did :)

  30. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    Things don't look good when two men try to steal the twins' wisdom teeth, and soon Phillipa and John are off on another adventure. It seems as if an ancient cult has been revived, but no one knows for sure. It's up to them, along with Nimrod, Groanin, and Rakshasas of course to save the world.

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