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Pharaoh's Son (1999)

by Diana Wilder(Favorite Author)
3.81 of 5 Votes: 2
Memphis Cycle
review 1: I received this through the Goodreads giveaways, but am quite keen to start it. It's meant to be based in the world of Ramesses the Great and as a fan of Valerio Massimo Manfredi, who also likes to shape ancient tales into his own, it looks to be a cracking read for people who have an interested in ancient history. I've got another book to read, but have started this one and so far so good. So I will try and get through this fairly soon and I'll update you on what I think of it then.
review 2: Pharaoh’s Son is a first rate historical mystery. When I saw the description of this book my first reaction was who needs another murder mystery set in ancient Egypt? God knows there are a lot of them available, but this is like asking who needs another first rate myste
... morery period, and the answer is me and every lover of good mysteries, which is just what this book is – a terrific mystery with a satisfyingly complex plot. The setting is a major plus because the Egypt of Ramasses II is laid out in you-are-there realness with deft descriptions and well-developed characters. This was a thoroughly enjoyable read, and I look forward to reading the rest of the series. less
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Could not get into the story. Each character had at least five names or titles.
Very good story. I enjoyed it from beginning to end.
Gave up on this one. That doesn't happen often.
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