Far away in Ancient Egypt, Jackal and Ibis are brought before the Cat Pharaoh to be punished for stealing from the town market. In a merciful moment, the Pharaoh decides to give the two friends one last chance: they must journey up the River Nile to the Temple of Karnak and bring back something that has been taken from her – a beautiful and precious Jewel Fish.
But she has a warning for the two: ‘Do not take anything else while you are in Karnak. And know that the Jewel Fish is magical. Be sure it does not get wet.’
Jackal and Ibis are not very clever and ignore the Cat Pharaoh’s words, taking a few extra treasures for themselves… and disaster follows!
Complete with hieroglyphics, sparkling jewels and an ingenious mechanical device built into the back of the book, this is a cautionary tale set amongst the wonders of an ancient world.
The Pharaoh’s Quest:
When 'The Jewel Fish of Karnak' was first published back in 2011 I created an interactive step-by-step solution to the Cat Pharaoh's challenge. It was a lot of fun but the march of technology has resulted in it becoming obsolete (Flash is no longer supported by Adobe). So instead I have written a simplified explanation of how to solve the puzzle. Click on this link to find it.