Out of the Black Land
|Format:||Print Book 2013|
|Availability:||Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies|
Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt is peaceful and prosperous under the dual rule of the Pharaohs Amenhotep III and IV, until the younger Pharaoh begins to dream new and terrifying dreams.Ptah-hotep, a young peasant boy studying to be a scribe, wants to live a simple life in a Nile hut with his lover Kheperren and their dog Wolf. But Amenhotep IV appoints him as Great Royal Scribe. Surrounded by bitterly envious rivals and enemies, how long will Ptah-hotep survive?The child-princess Mutnodjme sees her beautiful sister Nefertiti married off to the impotent young Amenhotep. But Nefertiti must bear royal children, so the ladies of the court devise a shocking plan.Kheperren, meanwhile, serves as scribe to the daring teenage General Horemheb. But while the Pharaoh's shrinking army guards the Land of the Nile from enemies on every border, a far greater menace impends.For, not content with his own devotion to one god alone, the newly-renamed Akhnaten plans to suppress the worship of all other gods in the Black Land.His horrified court soon realize that the Pharaoh is not merely deformed, but irretrievably mad; and that the biggest danger to the Empire is in the royal palace itself.
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-- King of Egypt
Akhenaton, -- King of Egypt -- Fiction.
Horemheb, -- King of Egypt -- Fiction.
Pharaohs -- Fiction.
Egypt -- History -- Eighteenth dynasty, ca. 1570-1320 B.C. -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| Scottsdale, AZ :Poisoned Pen Press,2013
|Edition||1st U.S. ed.|
464 pages ; 23 cm