War of the Crowns: A Novel of Ancient Egypt

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Christian Jacq, author of the international sensations Ramses and The Stone of Light, continues his epic Queen of Freedom trilogy as the fiercely determined Queen Ahhotep struggles to save her people -- and reclaim her own legacy. The barbaric Hyksos have taken possession of the whole of Egypt, imposing their harsh rule with unimaginable cruelty. Only Queen Ahhotep has yet to succumb. Not far from Thebes, the only city that retains its independence, she has established a secret military base to train her loyal ...

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Hobbyhorse

Dec 21, 2009

War of the Crowns

This was an enjoyable book, alongside its companions within the trilogy. Lots of historical colour and excitement.

The only minus was the translation and/or proof reading. There were times when the sense of a sentence was unclear, and there were obvious errors. Having read Christian Jacq's `Ramses' books (which are well written and translated), I would certainly not put him at fault.

However, this is a diverting book, as well as being a glimpse into the amazing life of a little known female (outside of Egyptology)who beside her Pharoah husband, and later her sons, helped free Egypt from tyranny.

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