Pharaoh: The Boy who Conquered the Nile
The people call Prince Narmer 'the Golden One' - a boy with the brightest future ahead of him. Handsome and talented, he is destined to be King of Thinis, the greatest town in Egypt and, for Narmer, the centre of the world.Then his whole life changes overnight. A devastating accident forces him to give up his right to the throne and sends him journeying across the ancient Middle East with the mysterious Trader, the crippled Nitho and a tamed wildcat called Bast. And as he travels through the desert and visits the great cities of Punt and Sumer, he learns that Thinis is actually a very small place indeed.But can he ever truly forget his homeland? When he decides to pay one last visit to Thinis, he will discover what it really means to be a leader, and will find his destiny fulfilled beyond his wildest expectations.Set in a time before the pyramids and based on real historical events, Pharaoh will sweep readers along on a fascinating journey through a part of the world we hear so much about today.Ages 10-14
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Handsome Narmer, the Golden One, is the anointed successor to his father, ruler of Thinis, a town on the banks of the Nile around 3000 BCE. This is over 400 years before the first pyramid is built ... Read full review
I read it ages ago...I was just looking for a good read one day when it caught my eye on my bookshelf. So I looked at it and thought it might be interesting, so I read it and I found it pretty good. I really recommend this- and Jackie French in general. In fact, I liked it so much that I kept on re-reading it. And I don't just read any book twice unless I really love it.