Sett straightened his tie and took one final look at his reflection in the mirror. Perfect. No-one would suspect a thing. Until it was too late …
Three nervous students, Nora, Stef and Jacob, embark on their first day at Nomed Academy ready for the adventure of starting a new school. But when all three of them are late to assembly they realise there is more to their new Headteacher than anyone could imagine.
Nora, Stef and Jacob, with the help of a trapped Priestess Miss Ali, must face traps and riddles and mythical beasts in this tale of discovery. Curse of the Nomed shows us that every day is a new adventure for each of us with opportunities for friendship around every corner!
Meet Our Characters
(Eleanora Dorothy Annabelle Williams)
Hi i’m Nora, I live with my Dad Fred and our cat Nav. I’m really nervous about leaving my Dad and Nav behind when I start school as i’ve never been away from them before. I have to work really hard in class as my memory isn’t great, but I love making things and being creative with things I find lying around.
(Stefan Nathaniel Madden)
Hey I’m Stef, I’m really excited about starting at Nomed and making new friends as I don’t know anyone there at all. I like to take life at a stroll, my Mum is always telling me to hurry up. But whats the rush, I want to enjoy every second of life and learn all I can. I don’t have any brothers or sisters so I get quite lonely, i’m hoping Nomed Academy will solve that, after all there will be loads of people to be around all the time.
(Jacob Fergus Blossom)
Hiya, I’m Jacob. I don’t particularly like my full name and I wasn’t to keen on my old school, I was always getting blamed for things I didn’t do. I do try to work hard but I sometimes need a bit of extra help and don’t always want to ask in front of everyone. I’m hoping at Nomed I can have a fresh start, away from my brothers who like to get me in trouble.
Hello, I am the High Priestess but you can call me Miss Ali. I was once the High Priestess in the House of Life, where all the Ancient Egyptian Books of magic are kept including the Book of Life and the Book of Death. I was sent to watch over the God Sett in his Exile, but he tricked me and trapped me here in Nomed Academy Library unable to escape or warn anyone of his plans. I hope one day to be free of the Library and able to return to the House of Life and my beloved sacred books.
Miss N Cleveland
Well hello there, I am Miss Cleveland, Deputy Headmistress of Nomed Academy. I love teaching at Nomed and seeing so many new and talented students come through our doors. Talents come in many varieties and I make it my mission to help each student find out where their gifts lay. When i’m not teaching you will often find me in the library, there’s no place quite like it. An adventure waiting behind every cover.
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Behind the Scenes
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