The Shadow of the Pyramid


This is the fourth adventure in the series. Why not follow Max to ancient Egypt and find out just what he gets up to in the land of the pharaohs?


"The Boy King's death mask gleams in gold ..."





The Shadow of the Pyramid was a finalist in the

Wishing Shelf Awards 2022


Max, a cat unlike any other you might encounter, is terrified of Egyptian mummies; so he is understandably nervous to find himself transported back in time to ancient Egypt alongside his owners, Joe and Jemima Lancelot, and their friend, Charlie. The twins are still hoping to find their missing parents who are trapped somewhere in the pages of history, having lost the key that would bring them home. Arriving at the court of Tutankhamun, the children uncover a deadly plot to assassinate the young pharaoh. Can they save his life, and will they manage to escape before the plotters discover their true identities?



Review for The Shadow of the Pyramid

Reviewed by Alyssa Elmore for READERS' FAVORITE BOOK REVIEWS


"Follow Max, Jemima, Joe, and Charlie on another adventure of a lifetime in The Shadow of the Pyramid by Wendy Leighton-Porter. Max, their Tonkinese cat, is terrified when the children announce that they will be traveling back to Ancient Egypt. What with the horrifying mummy nightmares he's been having, poor Max is reluctant to join his mistress Jemima on another trip back in time. Only he doesn't have a choice. Before he can explain his misgivings, Max is dragged back in time on a mission to help save a young Pharaoh that is in danger. When they arrive, Max and the children are thrown into the midst of an evil plot. Even worse, the victims are unaware that they are the targets. Being in ancient Egypt, Max wonders if his nightmares will come true? Can Max and the children protect the young Pharaoh before it's too late? Or will they be discovered before they can help the royal couple?

I was again impressed with the fascinating story that the author wove. Shadow of The Pyramid is the fourth book in the Shadows Of The Past Series. I feel it is just as good as the other books in the series that I have had the pleasure of reading. I loved the rich descriptions of ancient Egypt and how the author explained the way the hieroglyphs were read. The book was filled with history, interesting characters, and humorous incidents that kept me laughing. I also am ashamed to admit that I cried when they cried. I felt so connected to the characters; I felt their triumphs and their losses. I love that the author takes the time to tell her readers what parts of her book are fiction and what parts are fact. This is another awesome read from Wendy Leighton-Porter. I would suggest these books for children ages 7-10, but anyone who enjoys a historical novel might enjoy the Shadows From The Past series."


("I love reading the Shadows Of The Past books! Thanks for another great book! I look forward to reading the next one!")