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By Drake, Nick

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Tutankhamun, son of Akhenaten, has inherited an empire that seems to be at the height of its power and international glory. But the young King, just eighteen years old, is faced with the political and personal intrigues and conspiracies of the Court, where his godfather Ay, and t... read full description below.

ISBN 9780552152457
Barcode 9780552152457
Published 3 May 2010 by Transworld Publishers
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780552152457
ISBN-10 0552152455
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Imprint Black Swan
Publication Date 3 May 2010
International Publication Date 4 March 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Drake, Nick
Category Fiction
Crime & Mystery Fiction
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 27mm
Weight 304g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General, Police - Fiction - Egypt, FICTION / Crime, Crime & mystery, Egypt - Fiction - History - Eighteenth dynasty, ca 1570-1320 BC
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 93728

Description of this Book

Tutankhamun, son of Akhenaten, has inherited an empire that seems to be at the height of its power and international glory. But the young King, just eighteen years old, is faced with the political and personal intrigues and conspiracies of the Court, where his godfather Ay, and the General Horemheb are locked in a bitter struggle for ascendancy. Tutankhamun must steer the empire back from the brink of disaster and dissent to which his father Akhenaten's rule led the Two Lands of Egypt, and re-assert the stability and authority of his famous dynasty. Rahotep, chief detective of the Thebes division, has his own worries - his daughters are growing up in a changing world of danger and instability, while out on on the streets of Thebes things are falling apart; poverty and dissent are breaking out into a nightmare of violence, gold and corruption seem all-powerful, and the city's shadowy underworld is itself witnessing mysterious acts of shocking brutality. Yet when he receives a mysterious invitation to the secret halls of the Royal Palace, he cannot refuse.What he finds there, and the quest on which he embarks, will change his life, and put everything he thought he believed, and everything he loves, at risk.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review In the best tradition of C. J. Sansom's Shardlake mysteries, Nick Drake has woven a bright, luminous tapestry. This is brilliant, make sure you read every line. Drake uses both the dazzling light of the desert and concealing darkness of night to disturbing effect in his gripping narrative...He cleverly evokes an ancient civilisation that fascinates because of its innate differences and similarities to our own...Rahotep, like CJ Sansom's Shardlake, is a detective at the very heart of his historical era Daily Express 20090327 Using modern research, Nick Drake has painted an authentic picture of a lost civilisation, and brings alive the ill-fated boy-king who still fascinates to this day Daily Mail

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Author's Bio

NICK DRAKE was born in 1961. He is a screenwriter and an award-winning poet. He has been Literary Associate at the National Theatre and worked with Nicholas Hytner and Nicholas Wright on the stage version of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. He is the author of one previous novel featuring Rai Rahotep, Nefertiti, which was shortlisted for the Crime Writers Association Best Historical Crime Novel Prize.

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