Based on the seven ancient wonders of the world, Katherine Roberts weaves an enticing web - where the ancient world meets pure fantasy. Set against a dazzling backdrop of the Two Lands - now known as Egypt - and the building of the pyramids, 2550 BC comes alive with the main protagonist, Senu, and his mischievous ka, Red. The ruler of the Two Lands, Lord Khafre, is determined to outdo his late father and construct the largest and most magnificent pyramid ever recorded, but there is mutiny amongst those to whom the task has fallen. Determined to relieve their poverty, the pyramid workers plan the perfect crime - perfect that is, except for it's main ingredient...Senu and Red.
Katherine Roberts was born in Torquay in 1962 and spent her childhood in Devon and Cornwall. She graduated with a First in Mathematics from Bath University. Since then she has worked with computers, racehorses, and in a pet shop. Now she lives near Ross-on-Wye, where she writes fantasy fiction, tutors for the Focus on Fiction distance learning course, helps judge an annual Creative Writing Awards scheme for local schools, and in her spare time exercises racehorses. She has her own website: and produces her own little newsletter, Fantasy Fever, for children.
About Song Quest: 'Superb.' Tara Stephenson, Bookseller '...keeps the adventure, twists, turns and thrills coming at a breathless pace.' Gary Dalkin British Science Fiction Association '...this magical and fantastical story from Roberts has lessons for real children about taking responsibility.' Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week 'For the child who keeps asking for the next Harry Potter.' The Times
The author won the first Branford Boase Award for outstanding first novel for her book "Song Quest".
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The Seven Fabulous Wonders