The Oasis

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Penguin Canada, 2007 - Fiction - 603 pages
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Using subtle means of political power and economic control, a foreign power known as the "Rulers of the Upland" has taken over Egypt to plunder its riches and eradicate its religion and culture. In "The Hippopotamus Marsh", the stunning first volume of Pauline Gedge's Lords of the Two Lands trilogy, the family of the last true King of Egypt chose to end 200 years of submission to King Apepa, and attempted to resurrect a dynasty, Seqenenra Tao began a courageous and tragic revolt that almost led to the destruction of his family.

In this thrilling second volume, Seqenenra's surviving son Kamose refuses an inheritance of failure, and chooses instead to continue his father's fight for the freedom of Egypt and his family. He begins his desperate sweep north, collecting fighting men from the loyal towns and villages he passes. Will his savage brilliance bring him victory or defeat? And will his acts redeem him or drive him to the brink of madness?

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Review: The Oasis (Lords of the Two Lands #2)

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Gedge continues to demonstrate her strength at characterization and evoking ancient Egypt. However, her weaknesses at military matters remains. And since this book in the series has more military ... Read full review

Review: The Oasis (Lords of the Two Lands #2)

User Review  - Rob - Goodreads

Gedge continues to demonstrate her strength at characterization and evoking ancient Egypt. However, her weaknesses at military matters remains. And since this book in the series has more military ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

PAULINE GEDGE is the award-winning and bestselling author of thirteen previous novels, ten of which are inspired by Egyptian history. Her first,Child of the Morning, won the Alberta Search-for-a-New-Novelist Competition. In France, her second novel,The Eagle and the Raven, received the Jean Boujassy award from the Société des Gens des Lettres, andThe Twelfth Transforming, the second of her Egyptian novels, won the Writers Guild of Alberta Best Novel of the Year Award. Her books have sold more than 250,000 copies in Canada alone; worldwide, they have sold more than six million copies and have been translated into eighteen languages. Pauline Gedge lives in Alberta.

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