This is a captivating little book about a magical family. Nick Rostov’s place in the family and is ability to survive the families enemies provides the focus of the book. His new cousin, Isabella is his major sidekick.
The theft of the Pyramid of Souls is the quest in this story. There is magic, elephants, tigers, pyramids and more magic. The defining of the world’s magic users into good and evil provides the friction that moves the story. I enjoyed Nick and Isabella’s relationship and Isabella’s relationship with animals. My abiding love of anthropomorphism colored my affection for this book. This book is part of a series and I intend to get the whole series for my grandchildren.