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Friday, April 22, 2011

Exploring the Egyptian Coven in The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide

Before we take a trip down to Egypt, I promised I’d tell you the name of Sasha’s immortal child! His name was Vasilii and he was three years old when Sasha created him.

Now, let’s head south, shall we? Our journey through The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide continues with a closer look at the Egyptian coven. Did you know that it is the oldest coven in existence? I would have thought that the Romanians had been around longer, but as it turns out the Egyptian coven has been around since prior to 2500 B.C and the Romanians have only been in existence since around 1000 B.C. Interesting little tidbit!

Of course, Amun is the oldest vampire that we know of, and we learned from earlier in The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide that he created Demitri, but his story didn’t start there. His coven was actually quite large at one point and they lived amongst humans, who treated the vampires like they were gods. Unlike the Romanians and Volturi, the Egyptians did not keep subordinate vampires as protectors. For this reason it was easy for the Volturi to decimate their coven. Amun saw it coming and surrendered to the Volturi before the rest of his coven was destroyed. He had no desire to stay with them however, but he learned from the Volturi methods and planned to eventually create his own protectors. After he created Demitri, Aro found out right away and came right down to steal him away. Amun knew that if he were ever to be able to create vampires who would be able to stand against the Volturi, he would have to keep them hidden.

That’s where Benjamin came into play. Benjamin was just a boy performing street magic in Cairo when Amun first saw him. Amun saw something special in him and hid him away after transforming him. Right away Benjamin proved his worth when it was discovered that he could manipulate the elements around him. Within a few years he had mastered the skill to move earth and rocks, cause the wind to blow, control fire and move water. As we saw in Breaking Dawn, his talents ended up having little effect against the Voluturi.

Next stop: Ireland!

Have you started reading The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide yet? What’s your opinion? -Julie

Complete book review of The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide:
The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide is here!
The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide (Review and Opinions, Part Two)
Third Day's Thoughts on The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide
Day Four of Reading The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide
The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide - The Volturi Guard
The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide (Inside the Volturi lair, then South to visit the Amazon Coven)
From Twilight to Breaking Dawn: Religious Themes in the Twilight Saga
Discovering Alaska in The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide
Exploring the Egyptian Coven in The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide
Journey to Ireland with The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide
James, Victoria, and Laurent in The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide
The Mexican Coven in The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide
The Seattle Newborns in The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide
A Few More Newborn Vampires in The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide
The Romanians in The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide
Questionnaire to Evaluate Your Level of Addiction


If you’ve never read the Twilight series, check out these other Twilight books, music, and movies:

Twilight
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
The Twilight Saga Complete Collection
The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide
Twilight: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion
The Twilight Saga: New Moon: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion
Twilight Soundtrack
Twilight: the Score
New Moon Soundtrack
New Moon: the Score
Eclipse Soundtrack
Eclipse: the Score
Twilight DVD
The Twilight Saga: New Moon DVD
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

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