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Dawn of Ra
M. Sasinowski - 2020
When the fragile peace between them is shattered, a young boy, exiled to a distant land, rises to become worshipped as the falcon-headed god. This is his prophecy. This is his story.This is how it all began.
The Sunbird / River God / The Seventh Scroll (Boxed Set)
Wilbur Smith - 1998
Beneath the red cliffs of Botswanaland a magnificent unknown civilization has remained buried for millennia. But the magic of uncovering a lost culture is harshly interrupted by the violence of terrorists, love, intrigue and the breathtaking secrets of centuries.
Suti and the Broken Staff
Jerry Dubs - 2016
Discovering that the queen is missing, the scribe ties the queen’s disappearance to a mysterious Medjay warrior, Suti travels the length of the Two Lands in search of the missing queen and her escort, Lord Imhotep. After braving the treacherous cataract at the far reaches of the river Iteru, Suti falls prey to the corrupt governor of Ta-Seti and a murderous giant. Beaten and tortured, the young scribe escapes to continue his search for the queen. When at last he discovers the truth, Suti realizes that he possesses a secret that could end the reign of the world’s most powerful leader.
Khu: A Tale of Ancient Egypt
Jocelyn Murray - 2014
Fate paves a strange and mystical path through dark and uncertain times, when the split powers of Upper and Lower Egypt compete for sovereignty over a realm plagued by instability, rebellion and fear. Two kings and their kingdoms battle over one dream—-a dream threatened by shifting allegiances and foreign invasion. Khu is a story of a boy who becomes a warrior amid tragedy and triumph. It is a tale of virtue vice and valor, where the destiny of a divided nation is inextricably linked to that of the boy Khu, in the struggle to restore Egypt to a unified and glorious kingdom.
Apprenticed to Anubis
Kathrin Brückmann - 2014
In a bar brawl, he accidentally kills the vizier's eldest son. For punishment, the king renders an unusual verdict: life in the service of the dead at the weryt, the walled-off embalming compound.At the same time, young ladies at the pharaoh's court drop dead without obvious cause. When the corpses are brought to the weryt, Hori, now trained in embalming and organ removal, discovers the girls were murdered. Only he can't leave the place without turning his life sentence into a death sentence—or can he? An adventurous investigation unfolds.
The Forgotten Pharaoh
David Adkins - 2017
The ancient civilisation is enjoying unprecedented prosperity during the 18th Dynasty under some of Egypt’s most famous Pharaohs – Ahmose I, Hatshepsut, Thutmose III, Amenhotep III, Akhenaten and Tutankhamun. But every empire has its rivals – here the Hittites, the Mittani, Nubians and Assyrians – and every royal family its enemies. Smenkhkare is the youngest son of Amenhotep III and brother to Akhenamun – later to become the ruler Akhenaten – and Thutmose, plus three older sisters. The scheming Akhenamun dismisses Smenkhkare as a mere stripling, but the wise warrior Thutmose takes the boy under his wing and sets out to make a man of him. This is crucial for Smenkhkare whose father has decided that the only role for the boy will be through a marriage of convenience to the beautiful Mittani princess Taduheppa. The bride is ravishing – but older and more worldly – and refuses to consummate the coupling. Full of sympathy for his little brother, Thutmose advises patience and also invites Smenkhkare to accompany him on a raid to hunt down bandits who have attacked a caravan in the desert. It is a fateful moment. Thutmose is killed by an arrow through the neck, igniting a calamitous chain of events as Smenkhkare discovers the arrow did not come from a bandit’s bow. Who, then, did fire the fatal missile? Who would benefit most from the death of the man next in line for the pharoah’s throne? Could the murderer be within his own family? Or was someone else close to the family plotting to seize power? Can Smenkhkare trust his favourite sister Nebetah with his thoughts? Can trusted general Coreb help him in his bid to avenge the death of Thutmose? Who would try to eliminate Smenkhkare by placing a deadly cobra in a basket under his bed? And what are the ghastly contents in two other baskets thrust under Smenkhkare’s nose? David Adkins’ absorbing historical re-imagining The Forgotten Pharaoh, explores the extraordinary and dangerous life and times of a real but little known figure from history – from his child-marriage to exile and then reinstatement in Thebes as pharaoh of one of the most influential dynasties of the ancient civilised world. David Adkins is a retired civil servant who worked for many years at English Heritage. He lives in Letchworth Garden City with his wife. His other historical fiction books to date are The Eagle’s Nest and the Wolf’s Lair, The End of a Dynasty and Season of the Gladiatrix.
The She-King: The Complete Saga
Libbie Hawker - 2014
M. Ironside's saga of the Thutmosides of ancient Egypt. This set contains: The Sekhmet Bed: Book 1 Thirteen-year-old Ahmose is given as Great Royal Wife to the new king, to legitimize his rule. But her elder sister Mutnofret has been raised to expect the privileged station. As Ahmose fights the currents of Egypt's politics and Mutnofret's vengeful anger, her youth and inexperience carry her beyond her depth and into the realm of sacrilege. To right her wrongs and save Egypt from the gods' wrath, Ahmose must face her most visceral fear: bearing an heir. But the gods of Egypt are exacting, and even her sacrifice may not be enough to restore the Two Lands to safety. The Crook and Flail: Book 2 Hatshepsut longs for power, but a woman on the throne defies the sacred order. As God's Wife of Amun, she believes she has found the perfect balance of peace and order. But when the powerful men of Egypt plot to replace her, she must decide whether to surrender her birthright to a man, or take for herself the throne of the Pharaoh. Sovereign of Stars: Book 3 Never in Egypt's long history has a woman reigned as king. As Hatshepsut wrestles with foreign enemies and domestic politics, her heart grows ever more troubled, for her daughter Neferure is haunted by a brutal and demanding god. Hatshepsut's fight to retain her hold on power, peace, and Neferure will carry her on an incomparable journey to the legendary kingdom of Punt. There, in the god's own valley, she must confront the bleakness of fate and the terrible frailty of eternity. The Bull of Min: Book 4 Conspiracy and treason simmer in the Two Lands. When an unexpected challenger to the succession arises, the royal family must face impossible choices. To protect what she most loves, the young queen Meryet will match wits against a demon from the past. Hatshepsut stands on the brink of the ultimate sacrifice. And Thutmose, torn between throne and family, must commit an unthinkable act against Hatshepsut...or allow Egypt to fall into the hands of an unpredictable killer.
Andy Goldsworthy - 1990
The many-pointed star formed from large icicles balances on a rock in a quiet Dumfriesshire valley, a delicate bamboo screen stands on a Japanese beach, a great serpentine ridge of earth extends along a disused railway cutting on Tyneside, four massive snow rings mark the position of the North Pole.
The Oil Painting Course You've Always Wanted: Guided Lessons for Beginners and Experienced Artists
Kathleen Staiger - 2006
Or maybe you weren’t afraid—maybe you just didn’t know what to ask or where to start. In The Oil Painting Course You’ve Always Wanted, author Kathleen Staiger presents crystal clear, step-by-step lessons that build to reinforce learning. Brush control, creating the illusion of three dimensions, foolproof color mixing, still-life painting, landscapes, and portraits—every topic is covered in clear text, diagrams, illustrations, exercises, and demonstrations. Staiger has taught oil painting for more than thirty-five years; many of her students are now exhibiting and selling their paintings. Everyone from beginning hobby painters, to art students, to BFA graduates has questions about oil painting. Here at last are the answers!
Omm Sety's Egypt: A Story of Ancient Mysteries, Secret Lives, and the Lost History of the Pharaohs
Hanny El Zeini - 2006
Omm Sety’s EGYPT contains never-before-seen episodes from her life, and important, previously unknown details of Egyptian history. “Omm Sety was a controversial character... an example of a soul so consumed with a purpose that it focused the arc of her life - not in one incarnation only, but in at least two. She knew things she could not have known without some extraordinary extension of consciousness."– Stephen A. Schwartz, Director of Research, Rhine Research Center, Durham, North Carolina and author of Opening to the Infinite "With access to Omm Sety's secrets, diaries and riveting private conversations, the authors navigate this explosive material with elegance, sincerity, and sympathy. Readers may have trouble putting this book down once they start it."– John Anthony West, author of The Serpent in the Sky
The Heretic's Daughter
Lanna Blyth - 2014
Her brother’s lover. All of Egypt’s shame....Ankesunamun is born a royal princess to an Egyptian king – an heretical king, bent on transforming the country to his singular vision and worship of the One God. The cost is high, but pharaoh is blind to the suffering and rivers of blood that come at his command, and deaf to the angry cries of his country.Heresy and disorder reign as Ankesunamun grows up surrounded by plague, bitter rivalry, jealousy, and anarchy. The ancient world of an heretic princess is over-shadowed by danger – but also love and loyalty. Her brothers, Smenkhare and Tutankhamun, are brought to live with the royal family in a foundling city; and Ankesunamun finds herself irresistibly, inescapably drawn to her older brother, the man destined to be her sister’s husband. Married off to Tutankhamun instead, Ankesunamun finds that cannot forget her erstwhile lover, invoking her proud sister’s jealous and fatal wrath.But there’s more at stake than a lover’s secret and a sister’s vengeance. As the country degrades into tumultuous rebellion, and death lurks so very closely stealing away those she loves most, Ankesunamun is brought to the throne alongside Tutankhamun – a child king who is determined on the path of battle-glory and over-turning his father’s destructive legacy, resurrecting an Egypt of old. But already somebody is plotting for the crown that rests so tenuously on the Boy King’s head… In this story of incestuous love and riotous anarchy, there are secrets, betrayals, passion, destruction of cities, and death. Ancient Egypt and the world of Tutankhamun comes to life through The Heretic’s Daughter, weaving an engrossing, thought-provoking web of intrigue and obsession – all in the words of the one person who might just have survived the destruction of one of Egypt’s great dynasties.
K.M. Ashman - 2012
But this is no ordinary mummy. Not only is it dressed in the manner of a commoner, it also contains a few blood cells that only seem dormant. Becky Ryan, a museum researcher, receives a macabre message from her father, just before he is found dead and follows the clues to uncover what is either a massive hoax, or the greatest ever discovery in the history of mankind. What she uncovers is beyond her wildest dreams…..and darkest nightmares
Joseph & Asenath
Alex Chappell - 2005
His unwavering faith doesn't save him from his elder brothers' treachery. She serves a Hyksos storm god. He worships the God of Israel, but love will bind Joseph and Asenath together. Journey through Hebron's hills, cross Shechem's grasslands, and explore ancient Egypt's wonders in this timeless Old Testament tale.
Holy Bible: NIV True Images: The Bible for Teen Girls
That’s why you’ll love True Images. It’s for real teenage girls with real lives. God knows about your world and the issues you deal with. He knows all about you, and he cares about you a lot. He’s incredibly encouraging, and no one is wiser about how to make your life, your dreams and your relationships work. True Images is packed with edgy graphics. You’ll love its personal notes, cool quizzes, challenging insights, smart advice and open discussion about the realities of life today. But don’t let the fun format fool you—this is a serious Bible that is as sincere about your walk with God as you are. Everything in these pages is designed to help you build a closer relationship with him and to help you discover his will for all areas of your life, including dating, family, friendships, work, sports and so much more. Following Jesus isn’t stuffy or theoretical—it’s as practical and down-to-earth as you can get. So whether you're reading the reality-based "in focus" stories that deal with various issues girls face, or drawing encouragement from "love notes from God," or letting "truth or dare" challenge you in practical ways, what you’re going to value most is discovering how deeply God is involved in your life. Laughing when you laugh. Grieving over your tears. Listening when no one else seems to care. Smiling because he likes you. And loving you through thick and thin. Features:• 120 “in focus” articles take you inside the thoughts and circumstances of other girls’ lives to see how the Bible applies to the issues you face.• Over 500 quick “truth or dare” call-outs dare you to discover God’s truth about life and faith.• 52 “mirror images” profile the women of the Bible—the good girls and the bad girls and what we can learn from their lives.• Over 100 short “love notes from God” tell the very personal message of how much God loves you and of your incredible value in his eyes.• Over 300 “genuine” notes focus on true inner beauty—genuine character, integrity, purity, faith, love, obedience and more.• 24 full-color tip-ins bring you fun quizzes on topics such as, “Are You a Good Friend?”, “What’s Your Confidence Factor?”, “The Perfect Date” and more. You’ll learn a lot about yourself! • “Reflections from the other side” reveal what guys think about topics tied to the quizzes.• 66 book introductions provide overviews for each book of the Bible to help you dive in and grasp what’s going on.• An informative website with resources, topical verse finder, daily Bible reading plans, links to other sites and more. (www.TrueImagesBible.com) The New International Version (NIV) is today’s most read and most trusted English Bible translation. The goal of the NIV translation team was to produce a contemporary translation whose accuracy, clarity and literary quality would make it ideal for public and private reading, teaching, preaching, memorizing, and liturgical use. Today the NIV is accepted by more denominations than any other translation and is supported by a library of reference resources unmatched by any other translation.
Scarab: Akhenaten (The Amarnan Kings, #1) A Novel of Ancient Egypt
Max Overton - 2010
and piecing together a mosaic of the reigns of the five Amarnan kings, threaded through by the memories of princess Beketaten-Scarab, a tapestry unfolds of the royal figures lost in the mists of antiquity.A chance discovery in Syria reveals answers to the mystery of the ancient Egyptian sun-king, the heretic Akhenaten and his beautiful wife Nefertiti. Inscriptions in the tomb of his sister Beketaten, otherwise known as Scarab, tell a story of life and death, intrigue and warfare, in and around the golden court of the kings of the glorious 18th dynasty.The narrative of a young girl growing up at the centre of momentous events--the abolition of the gods, foreign invasion, and the fall of a once-great family--reveals who Tutankhamen's parents really were, what happened to Nefertiti, and other events lost to history in the great destruction that followed the fall of the Aten heresy.