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The temples of the North of Egypt are deserted, the Gods forgotten. Everyone thinks only of himself, and corruption and injustice reign. Five centuries after the reign of Ramses, the empire seems to be heading irrevocably towards destruction. But one man refuses to accept this. Peye, the black pharaoh, rules his Southern kingdom with wisdom and kindness. He has only one wish: to return the Gods to a united Egypt. But the price to pay for this will be heavy: he will need to confront the Lybian Tefnakt, an authoritarian and amibitious prince of the North, who is looking to take the country by force. War is inevitable between the two. Despite his courage and bravery, will the Black Pharaoh really be capable of achieving the impossible?
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An epic tale of struggle and adventure
Five centuries after Ramses, the temples of northern Egypt lie deserted, the old Gods forgotten. All people think about is lining their own pockets, corruption and injustice reign and with it’s former splendours long past, one of history’s greatest empires seems to be heading irrevocably towards destruction.
But one man, a Nubian, refuses to accept this. Piankhy, the Black Pharaoh, rules his Southern kingdom with wisdom and kindness, rejecting the dark destiny that seems to await all Egypt. In his heart, he has only one wish: to return the Gods to a united Egypt nurtured by love and justice.
But the price to pay for this will be a heavy one for this man of peace: it will mean confronting the Lybian Tefnakt, a ruthless and ambitious prince of the North, who is determined to restore order and reign as Pharaoh in splendour by taking the country by force.
War between the Black Pharaoh and the Libyan prince is inevitable. Despite his courage and bravery and his wife’s magic, is the Black Pharaoh really capable of achieving the impossible?
The survival of a thousand-year-old empire hangs on the victory of one of these two inflexible wills in this epic tale of real adventure.About the Author:
Born in Paris in 1947, Christian Jacq is one of the world's leading Egyptologists. He is the author of many novels on Ancient Egypt, including the bestselling RAMSES series and THE MYSTERIES OF OSIRIS series. His novels have sold more than 27 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 30 languages. Christian Jacq lives in Switzerland.
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