Quando un sacerdote muore precipitando dall'alto di un'imponente statua del dio Amon voluta da Tutankhamon, molti pensano a un cattivo presagio per il giovane faraone e il suo regno. Gli Ittiti sono ai confini dell'Egitto, e i nemici dell'eretico faraone Akhenaten, predecessore e fratello di Tutankhamon, hanno riversato il loro odio implacabile sul giovane re. Il male si diffonde come un veleno nelle sale maestose e dorate della corte di Tebe e si prepara a colpire ancora, ma il principe Meren, Occhi e Orecchie di Tutankhamon, è pronto a difendere il suo faraone e a scoprire la verità, qualunque essa sia e a qualsiasi prezzo...
- ISBN: 8850201893
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 256
Another entertaining historical whodunnit. This one dealt a bit more with plots and court intrigues and I do prefer more "typical" murders... though one could expect such a plot from a book regarding the pharaoh's spymaster. The plot itself was good, with really, really well-written characters and s Leggi tutto
A much better read than the first in the series. The characters more fleshed out and their passions/hatred more understandable, if as murky as the Nile at full flood. The plot, while twisted, is accessible, and the tension is ratcheted up very well. Robinson absolutely knows her ancient Egypt, and t Leggi tutto
Set during the reign of Tutankhamen the details of ancient Egypt are fascinating. Lord Meren is a unique investigator whose insight rather than forensics solves this mystery which leaves you guessing as the the criminal's identity and the ramifications of the crime.
A bit complicated and too crammed with court intrigue for my taste, rather than a straightforward mystery. I like the background, but there were a few too many characters in play.
Although slow to start, once the book got going, it was a fun and exciting read! I was happy that I guessed the murderer correctly too! That’s always a bonus!
A great book for anyone who loves mysteries and history.
This was written in 1995, but feels older. It's a pleasing, very traditional style murder mystery set under the rule of Tutankhamen.
This is another good mystery with very accurate historical detail. I really enjoyed it. I will say this, do not read the books out of order. I did and it made the end of this one anti-climatic.
Great sequel. gripping exciting mystery.
After finishing the prior book I needed something as different as I had in the house -- and this seemed to be it. I've heard good things about Robinson's books since she was first published, even though I tend not to read historical mysteries myself. I've finished the book and I'm still not used to t Leggi tutto
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