You’ll probably know by now that we’re pretty obsessed with Flying Eye books; every boo they produce is literally heaven to us. We were recently sent Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx by Joe Todd-Stanton (RRP £12.99), the second book in the Brownstone’s Mythical Collection.
You might remember when we reviewed Arthur and the Golden Rope, well this book follows Arthur’s daughter Marcy as she follows in her missing father’s footsteps to discover the whereabouts of the Book of Thoth.
I couldn’t wait for us to delve into the Brownstone world and discover new and exciting characters. I really love how this story comes from a different point of view to Arthur’s, trusting in the unknown creatures yet still outsmarting the ‘bad guys’!
Firstly, the book is absolutely beautiful. With gold lettering and absolutely stunning illustrations, it’s not hard to be drawn into their world. We all snuggled up together on the sofa and I began to read…
We immediately fell into the story, following Marcy as she tries to discover the whereabouts of her father. Marcy is great for more timid children to relate to, because she starts off quite afraid of things and as the story unfolds she becomes brave and fearless.
She travels to Egypt to rescue her father from the sphinx where she has to decide how to go about the mission and who she should trust…
Marcy is just so adorable and it was lovely to have a female as the main character (we know how little it happens but things are changing!) because it means my daughter can relate but also my son can see women in the role of detective and rescuer.
This book is just so beautiful; the story is gripping, the illustrations are out of this world and Marcy is ace.
Disclosure: We received this book in exchange for review. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.