By the shores of the river Nile, the Great Pyramid rises by the blood, sweat and tears of thousands of men and guided by the brilliance of Pharoah’s Grand Vizier, Hemiunu, a man determined his pyramids will stand for an eternity.
Neferet is the whimsical daughter of an artisan and a follower of the One True God, unafraid and devoted to her father and the small fellowship of believers who meet in secret.
When a murderer seems intent upon revealing a past tragedy that plagues Hemiunu’s dreams, the city is thrown into turmoil as fears that the Scourge of Anubis, the god of the dead, is upon them. As Hemi investigates the murders, he soon learns that friends can become enemies and his power and integrity can be lost in a heartbeat.
In her second Seven Wonders novel, T L Higley transports the reader to Ancient Egypt and the wonder of the Great Pyramids that stand to this day. Tracy’s research is impeccable and I was completely immersed in the culture of the day and the political posturings of Pharoah Khufu, a of man who believed he was god on earth. Tracy’s characterisation is second to none, her pacing perfect and the suspense and intrigue had me engrossed from the start. Neferet’s faith beckons to Hemi’s deep longing for forgiveness and the heartache of hidden guilt and broken relationships is explored in depth. Weaving fascinating historical facts into a fast paced mystery and a touch of romance, City of the Dead is an exceptional read. I can’t wait for Guardian of the Flame, the story of the Lighthouse of Alexandria coming in October, 2009.
Giveaway I have another fabulous giveaway thanks to the good people at B&H Fiction. I have two copies to give away to my North American readers and two copies for my Aussie readers. To enter:~ 1. Post a comment before midnight on Sunday 15th March telling me which Ancient culture you are most fascinated by. 2. Leave contact details and a USA or AUS at the end of your post so I know which draw to put you in.
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