Archive for March, 1911

All-righty, then! I think it’s time to have a contest to celebrate the publication of THEODOSIA AND THE LAST PHARAOH, don’t you?

Theodosia considers herself something of an expert on Egyptian magic. This contest will test your knowledge of Theodosia’s magical practices and skills. There will be nine questions taken from the first three books. Whoever answers them correctly will be put in a drawing for a grand prize of both a signed copy of the new THEODOSIA AND THE LAST PHARAOH and a copy of the new paperback THEODOSIA AND THE EYES OF HORUS.

The second place prize will be a signed copy of THEODOSIA AND THE LAST PHARAOH and the third prize will be a signed paperback of THEODOSIA AND THE EYES OF HORUS.

The rules are this: Answer as many of the below questions as you can in a comment to this post. The comments are on moderated status so no one else will see your answers–that way no one can peek or cheat. (Not that any of you would ever cheat!) Being the first to answer them does not increase your chance of winning, so take your time with finding the right answers.

If no one gets them all right, then whoever gets the most right will be the winner. If more than one person gets the same number of answers, then all those names will be put into a hat and the winners drawn from those names.

  1. What substance does Theodosia use in the Second Level Test?
  2. What do curses smell like?
  3. What color threads did Theo use in one of her many attempts to undemonize Isis?
  4. What did Theo use to put the statue of Anubis back to sleep?
  5. When Theo was cataloging the items down in the catacombs, she found a highly valued object inside some canopic jars. What were they?
  6. While researching the Staff of Osiris, Theodosia learns that Ramses III used the staff to create—what?
  7. What is another name for the Emerald Tablet?
  8. What sort of glyphs and symbols are etched on the Emerald Tablet?
  9. How many oils does Theo need for the Opening of the Mouth ceremony?

The contest will run until next Saturday night, April 9, at midnight. Good luck! And have fun!