Qualcuno ' o qualcosa ' sta uccidendo uomini e donne innocenti, la notte, per le strade della città reale di Menfi. I cittadini, terrorizzati, credono che sia opera di Ammit, la Divoratrice di anime, la più terribile entità tra le divinità egizie, preposta alla distruzione dello spirito dei defunti condannati dal Tribunale di Osiride. Impegnato nei primi, cauti passi nell'indagine sulla morte di Nefertiti, persino il principe Meren, Occhi e Orecchie del faraone Tutankhamon, è sconvolto dalla sequenza di crimini, le cui vittime sembrano avere in comune soltanto la ferocia con cui sono state uccise. È proprio la Divoratrice, tornata dall'aldilà per punire la corruzione del regno? O una verità molto più terrena si cela dietro tanto orrore'
- ISBN: 8850204892
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 308
Well, I'm torn over this one. Without going into spoilers the type of the killer and his motive is the one that I hate in such stories the most. There was not that much actual action, the plot of sort of flowed until it got resolved a bit too easily. Yet... this book was just a page turner. Maybe it Leggi tutto
Mystery set in ancient Egypt during the reign of Kind Tut, and he is 14 years old. Lord Meren is his Eyes and Ears, like the chief of homicide. Very good. There’s a sub plot that I’ll have to read the other books to find out about. But I could follow this without reading the others. 5 ⭐️ s because I Leggi tutto
Pretty gripping, can't say I loved the conclusion but there was a lot of intrigue and plot in there. Looking forward to the next.
Okay so on first glance at the title I thought this was a pure horror novel, a glance at the book jacket revealed it to be a murder mystery set in ancient Egypt (my favorite time period) and so I was sold..This book transports you the time of the reign of Tutankhaman, the boy pharoah and his illustr Leggi tutto
This story is amazing. I am normally a reader of ancient or medieval fantasy, but as a murder mystery set in the time period of Egypt is intriguing. As the political strife between a large party of characters, a series of murders start happening at night. The main characters, Meren and his adopted
I've had this on my bookshelf for awhile. I did not like the first chapter overly much and thought that the book might be dull and boring. I was disappointed because I really enjoy history and I especially enjoy Egyptian history. Then, it started to pull me in. The characters really bring to life an Leggi tutto
A man named Meren is out to solve the mystery behind Nefertiti's "murder" but unfortunately his lackluster abilities are thrown off when ammut begins running amok around town. Since it was written in 1997, it has quite some garish (albeit hilarious) historical flaws. Quite the slow read, filled with Leggi tutto
This is the third Lord Meren book that i have read and i found it very different to the others. In this one the side plot is more concentrated on than previous books almost as though it may be the subject matter for the next book. Also the other two books were very straight forward in the way a murd Leggi tutto
How to handle a sociopathic killer in an age when that term hadn't even been conceived? Discuss self-absorption admidst manipulation and power politics in pharoah's court and cover it with mythology. It works really and provides great distraction to the characters for whom the mythology is religion. Leggi tutto
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