for The Cobra King of Kathmandu by P.B. Kerr
When Dybbuk uses his djinn powers to steal a baton that once belonged to Hermann Goering, his life is in danger, for hidden in the baton is a picture with a secret code. This leads Dybbuk and his twin djinn friends, Philippa and John, to Lucknow, India, where they find the valuable “Cobra King” that had once belonged to a snake cult. Here, they are captured by the guru who has already kidnapped the twin’s uncle and best friend, but the guru’s plan to use the children’s blood to become a djinn backfires in a spectacular way. Sequel to The Blue Djinn of Babylon. hc
Originally published by Scholastic Great Britain, in 2006.
In the third book of the bestselling Children of the Lamp series, djinn twins, John and Philippa Gaunt, are on the trail of another magical mystery. As they travel from New York to London to Nepal and India on a whirlwind adventure, the twins try to help their friend and fellow djinn, Buck, find out who murdered his friend using the venomous snakebite of the king cobra. All too soon, John and Philippa find themselves caught up in the lethal world of the Cult of the Nine Cobras, only to discover that they themselves are a target of the creepy cobra cult.