Un assassino si nasconde tra le ombre di uno degli edifici più sacri di Tebe, la Dimora di Anubi, dove il dio sciacallo veglia sui corpi imbalsamati dei defunti prima del loro ultimo viaggio. Proprio nel suo sacro recinto, infatti, viene trovato il corpo senza vita dello scriba Hormin, trafitto da un coltello da imbalsamazione. Prima che i sacerdoti approfittino del delitto per minarne l'autorità, Tutankhamon incarica il principe Meren, consigliere privato e Amico del Re, di condurre le indagini. Astuto, determinato e molto temuto in qualità di Occhi e Orecchie del faraone ' e aiutato dal figlio Kysen ', Meren dovrà addentrarsi tra le rivalità dei nobili e dei sacerdoti, gli intrighi di corte e i misteri della città per scoprire la verità prima che una minaccia peggiore si avvicini al suo giovane faraone...
- ISBN: 8850201885
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 224
2020 Summer Clearance Sale 2.75 stars The first in the series and I have the next three volumes, picked up at the second hand book store quite a while ago. I'm relieved that I don't mind Lord Meren, the Eyes and Ears of the Pharaoh. And of course, he doesn't serve just any old Pharaoh, he reports to T Leggi tutto
It is a well written, interesting mystery that sweeps the reader into the daily lives of the ancient Egyptian upper class. Entwined throughout the mystery is the side story of Meren and Tutankhamen-and Meren’s attempts to keep the King alive while he is surrounded by traitors everywhere.
The story moves along at a quick clip and doesn't demand much from you. Meren and his adopted son, Kysen, work together to investigate different angles of a murder committed in a sacred place; Meren's close relationship with Tutankhamun puts Meren in danger and Kysen is nervous about returning (inco Leggi tutto
I read this as recommended for people who enjoyed Paul Doherty . I'm glad I did !! This was an excellent ancient Egypt mystery I couldn't put it down I loved the fast paced mystery and descriptions!
I loved this series - I really enjoy ancient egypt (as well as greece and Albion)and this is one of the best written. Unfortunately it is extremely hard to get a copy, but after 14 years, I finally have the whole set. My only complaint is that there aren't enough of them!
I really enjoyed this book. The mystery was good and the characters interesting. I plan to read other books in this series.
The book moves at a good clip. The time setting is interesting, just as the boy king Tutankhamun is in his teens. You don't find that many mystery books in this time period.
Entertaining mystery; I liked the history better than the mystery, but the characters are human and likable and I will read the next books in the series.
Mystery was 3-3.5 stars but the setting and characters were terrific. Set in ancient Egypt during the reign of Tutankhamun, I have no idea how historically accurate this was but it felt pretty believable. The "detective" characters, the "Eyes and Ears of the Pharaoh", have a lot of baggage and so ar Leggi tutto
Reseña en mi blog En esta historia, conocemos a Meren, un investigador que resuelve crímenes junto a su hijo Kysen. Un asesinato ocurre en la Casa de Anubis, sitio donde las almas deambulan a la espera de ser devueltas a sus cuerpos: Un escriba odiado por muchos, incluso su propia familia. Este crimen Leggi tutto
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