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The Stone Warriors: 10/22/17
The Stone Warriors by Michael Northrop is the fourth of the TombQuest books. Alex and Ren are called back to Egypt, this time to Alexandria with clues that might lead to the discovery of Alex's mother.
Their trip also reveals an army waiting to be summoned — made up of oversized, larger than life shabti. The way they are described, they are similar to China's terra-cotta warriors but infused with the undead spirits. There is one in particular who takes form from the very ground he is buried in, much like an Egyptian golem.
As there is only one book left, this is the book where the final pieces are put into place. The mood shifts from the initial, what's going on? to a we're ready to fight to the death to save the world. In that regard, this one is darker in tone.
This book also answers the big question from Amulet Keepers, namely, what happened to Alex's mother. In place of the question, though, springs new ones. What role, besides using the ancient magic to revive Alex, does she have in this mess? Is she complicit in schemes of the Brotherhood?