The Spitting Cobra is the first in a new series of four books set in ancient Egypt. Each book is a fantastically atmospheric evocation of Egyptian life encased in an exciting adventure story. The boy and girl characters, Hopi and Isis, feature in each book and readers will be intrigued to follow their struggles for existence and adventure in Egypt circa 1150 BC. The Spitting Cobra opens the series with a gripping adventure of royal proportions as Hopi and Isis, orphaned when crocodiles kill their parents, are due to perform for the Pharoah's tomb builders near the legendary Valley of the Kings. But the villagers fall under suspicion when the heavily guarded royal tombs are broken into. Can Isis and Hopi discover the truth about the robberies - in time?