Shy eleven year old Gus' life is changed irrevocably when he finds an Egyptian mummy in his bed. An actual mummy of an actual young Egyptian prince brought to life by a lightning bolt that struck his enchanted golden scarab, just as he was being transported to a nearby museum. Darwishi Uratum Msamaki Minkab Ishaq Eboni, or DUMMIE for short, is almost the exact opposite of Gus. An unrestrained daredevil who knows no fear or pain and is up for anything. An unlikely friendship is born.