A KING IN DANGER. A BATTLE TO STAY ALIVE.
On the shadowy city streets the cryptically mutilated bodies of several young people are discovered. These brutal acts are destabilizing a ruthless regime already unstable thanks to corruption and the appalling divide between rich and poor.
Meanwhile, Tutankhamun, at 18, has inherited an empire that should be at the height of power and glory. But he faces only a Court full of conspiracies and plotting, and a bitter struggle for power.
And when his own security is threatened by an intruder in the palace, he needs an outsider he can trust to track down the traitor. Rahotep receives a mysterious invitation to the labyrinthine halls of the Royal Palace.
But what he discovers at the dark heart of power will put his life, and his family, in grave danger.
I have had a passion for Ancient Egypt for as long as I can remember now and even from a young age I was fascinated. I managed a trip back in my very early twenties to Cairo and visited the Cairo Museum and came face to face with the world famous gold mask of Tutankhamun…
Due to my fondness for the history of this period, I was immediately intrigued by the blurb for this book and I knew that it was one that I wanted to read straight away.
I found the pace of the book good but there was a little scene setting at the beginning which made it a slower start and it therefore took a little while to really get in to the story, but as soon as I was past that section I was flying through the book and clicking my Kindle to turn to the next page.
I liked the mix of genres with it being kind of a whodunnit. The scene setting was fabulous and I could almost shut my eyes and imaging I was there. The characterisation was excellent, everyone was well developed and it all worked so well for me, I thought that it was a fabulous story!
It is 4 stars from me for this one, I really enjoyed it and the tagline is correct too – it really was a riveting plotline and I was hooked – I have also now started to read Nefertiti by the same author – another character that fascinates me from this period – my review for that one will follow at a later date!