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Black Swan, 2007 - Egypt - 448 pages
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Nefertiti - the most powerful, charismatic and beautiful Queen of the ancient world.

With her husband, Akhenaten, she rules over an Empire at the peak of its glory and domination. Together, they have built a magnificent new city in the desert on the banks of the Nile. They are about to host kings, dignitaries and leaders from around the Empire for a vast festival to celebrate their triumph.

But suddenly, Nefertiti vanishes.

Rahotep is the youngest chief detective of the Thebes division; a 'Seeker of Mysteries' who knows about shadows and darkness, and who can see patterns where others cannot. His unusual talents earn him a summons to the royal court. Rahotep is given ten days to find the Queen and return her in time for the festival. Success will bring glory - but if he fails, he and his young family will die...

Closely based on historical research, NEFERTITI tells the hidden story of the crimes, mysteries and secrets of the dark game of power played out against the vast panorama of a society in revolution.

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User Review  - sailorfigment - LibraryThing

I love the Amarna period and I'm glad the author did his research, the little details really brought the setting and characters to life. As for the story, it was just okay. Our hero Rahotep solved the ... Read full review

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User Review  - herbcat - LibraryThing

The formality of style contributes to the slow pace of the book. Little actually happens in the first half of the book, and there is really no mystery. There is much cruelty.and pain and unhappiness ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Nick Drake was born in 1961. He is an award-winning poet and screenwriter. He is also Literary Associate at the National Theatre.

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