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Out of the Black Land - Kerry Greenwood

Out of the Black Land


Published: 5th February 2013
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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 realise that the Pharaoh is not merely deformed, but irretrievably mad; and that the biggest danger to the Empire is in the royal palace itself.

"An impressive debut..." -Lisa Scottoline on A Crack in Everything"Gerst gets good mileage out of her political roots, but it's her finely honed plot that seals the deal. Here's hoping she runs for another term." -Kirkus starred review for A Crack in Everything

ISBN: 9781464200403
ISBN-10: 1464200408
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 5th February 2013
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.3 x 14.2  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.54