Quando il principe Meren raggiunge la sua residenza di campagna una fastidiosa scoperta lo attende: la sorella gli ha preparato una festa di benvenuto, invitando un gran numero di parenti e amici. Pessima prospettiva per colui che è «gli Occhi e le Orecchie del Faraone», che ama la discrezione e che ha architettato un piano per permettere a Tutankhamon di visitare, in gran segreto, la sepoltura di suo fratello, il faraone eretico Akhenaten. E quando un misterioso omicidio insanguina la festa, Meren comincia a temere che il suo piano sia fallito e che la vita del suo re sia in grave pericolo. Ma quello che scoprirà sarà persino peggio...
- ISBN: 885020311X
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 240
- Data di uscita: 21-02-2003
Set during the reign of Tutankhamen, this is a series of murder mysteries centering on Lord Meren who is the "eyes and ears of the Pharaoh". I enjoyed Murder at the God's Gate , but this is less involving. The details about life in Ancient Egypt and the possible fate of Akhenaten and his wife Neferti Leggi tutto
Undoubtedly this has been my favourite book. A bickering family, motive that comes from a long-held secret, a small circle of suspects... it was almost Christie-like in this regard. And as much as I like the courtly parts of this series, I find more "ordinary" crimes much more interesting... though
Lord Meren is on his way home to his family estate for what should be a period of rest and relaxation. Little does he know that he will soon be thrust into a multiple murder investigation as his sister did not listen to his wishes and instead planned a feast in his honor. I love this series so much! Leggi tutto
The New York Times Book Review quote on the back of the book states that "Robinson makes history live and breathe again" and that she certainly does. I have been spacing out this series because I thoroughly enjoy following the Lord Meren and his adoptive son, Kysen, as they solve murders set against Leggi tutto
After a slightly disappointing second outing that was fouled by an over-complicated plot, this third book in the Lord Meren series was much more in the realm of Agatha Christie - a murder in a family compound in ancient Egypt, with a limited set of suspects. Generally, it was pretty good; of course
The characters that needed to be developed fully were, and the ones that didn't need to be developed fully weren't. It's important to remember that some characters are needed for only one thing and are not meant to be fully rounded characters.
I fear I am spoiled by Wilbur Smith’s outstanding series of novels of Ancient Egypt. I was drawn to this book by the time and place, but found myself bogged down by the multiplicity of characters and red herrings. I would have enjoyed more historical background and less mystery in this book.
The detailing of characters, event descriptions were all to-the-point.
Great read with an eye to historical detail.
Enough mixture of personal and professional issues to make it work seamlessly.
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