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Author: Victoria Roder
Publisher: Wild Child Publishing .
Sub-Genres: Paranormal, Suspense
The Curse of King Ramesses II, dinosaurs, a wall of skulls and mummies, oh my!
One fateful night, Mia and her best friend Jody stow away in the Bradford Museum to investigate the mysterious mummy exhibit from the Cairo Museum. Rumors of the Curse of King Ramesses II have surfaced. It's believed, that
due to the king's tyranny the Egyptian people vowed to rise up against him. In revenge, Ramesses II vowed he would never rest until all of the perpetrators against him and their ancestors were brought to justice. Now, spend the night in the dark, deserted museum. Experience the roar of the dinosaurs, the cold blast of the arctic, and always run past the wall of skulls. Be prepared for a night of heart-racing action as the girls dare to solve the ancient Egyptian curse of King Ramesses II. Will Mia and Jody survive the investigation or will the mummified king's revenge be fulfilled?
From the corridor entrance of the temple, we stepped into a spacious, round room with seven mummies spaced around the outskirts in a circle and one
roped-off sarcophagus smack dab in the center. It was the mummy everyone had been talking about, King Ramesses II, on loan from the Egyptian museum in Cairo, the one haunting the Bradford Museum. Standing in front of the
sarcophagus, my irrational fear that this mummy could spring to life at any moment made my pulse pound so hard against my temples that I wondered if the sound might wake the king. I squeezed Mr. Wister’s hand in a death grip that a
professional wrestler would be proud of, but he didn’t complain.
“Are you okay, Mia?” He pushed his round glasses farther up his thin nose.
Too afraid to speak, I nodded. It seemed Mr. Wister didn’t believe the stories of the curse. Hovering in the display with the hair on the back of my neck standing at attention, I knew the rumors must be true.
“Just like the other mummies in this display, King Ramesses II has been deceased for a long time. His body has been preserved with resin-soaked linen bandages,” Mr. Wister said.
“Of course he’s been dead for a long time, otherwise he wouldn’t be mummified.” I whispered.
“No need to whisper, Mia. There is nothing to be afraid of here.” Mr. Wister stepped toward the roped-off area of the king’s sarcophagus. It was made up of two separate pieces and shaped like a body. It appeared to be made of stone, and the top half of the sarcophagus had the impression of the king’s face painted gold, and his eyes and eyebrows were outlined in black. The king’s headdress was decorated with alternating stripes of blue and gold. The mummified king rested in the bottom half, which was carved with hieroglyphics. The top half of the sarcophagus was placed above him, and the halves were separated by glass.
“The hieroglyphics carved into the sarcophagus are prayers from the Book of The Dead, engraved over and over,” Mr. Wister said.
The farther away I moved from the mummy, the safer I felt. I stepped backward, backward, backward until the heel of my shoe bumped something, and I stumbled. Flailing my arms, I tried to stabilize myself.
Toppling, toppling… An unearthly howl that belonged in the horror movie hall of fame escaped my throat. My arms waved as I tried to catch myself, but I crashed to the cold floor. I didn’t stumble over something, but someone!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Victoria Roder lives in Central Wisconsin with her husband and house full of pets. Her original goal in writing was to get something published that mentioned each of her fur babies to honor them for all eternity. When you check out Victoria's murder mystery novels and other children's books, you'll come across her beloved pets. Her short stories have appeared in several anthologies and her puzzles have appeared in magazines and activity books. Appearing in a cookbook is the most fun Victoria has ever had in publishing, because she admits she is domestically challenged, but loves to brag to her husband that she's in a cookbook!
Please visit Victoria at: www.victoriaroder.com
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