The Golden Goblet
By: Alina Full, Emma Campbell, Jacob Alford
Goldsmith: One who forges objects from gold.
WIneskin: A leather pouch used to store liquid, usually wine.
Kheft: Evil Spirits that haunted ancient Egypt.
Pharaoh: A ruler of ancient Egypt, considered sacred.
Goblet: A large cup, usually for decoration or wine.
Stone Cutter: One who cuts stone into shapes for construction.
Tomb: A grave, but more like a smaller house containing things to aid the dead in the afterlife.
Gods: Higher sacred beings that have ultimate power over something.
Scroll: a rolled up piece of parchment with writing, usually containing a message.
Mason: A craftsman, like a goldsmith or a stone cutter.
The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw is a great informative book set in the time of the ancient Egyptians. It has a very exciting storyline that kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time I was reading it. The characters are easy to picture, which makes the book go by smoother. I was not very surprised with the common “Happy Ending”, but it was an unforgettable conclusion.
However, as there are good parts to a book, there must be bad parts as well. The plot of the story as it goes on gets a little repetitive, with no clear sign of the main character reaching his goal. Because of repetitiveness, it becomes too predictable. Every day was the same, except for the character’s planning and discoveries.Overall, The Golden Goblet was a great novel. It was exciting and engaging, with very few things I might change. I give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars.