The Cobra and Scarab: A Novel of Ancient Egypt

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Abbott Press, Sep 29, 2011 - Fiction - 360 pages
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Hidden for centuries by the shifting sands of the desert, scrolls are unearthed by an archeologist who believes his dream of discovering riches has finally come true. But his hopes of returning to England in glory are shattered when a Bedouin reveals that the ancient text does not hold monetary value, but instead shares the unknown truths of the beautiful Egyptian queen Hatshepsut, the treacheries of nobility, and the two men destined from birth to clash with her.

The ambitious Hatshepsut is willing to become Pharaoh at any cost, even when the price must be paid with her body and with murder. Tetimas, rightful heir to the throne, is forced from childhood to watch his kingship stolen from him by Hatshepsut and her sadistic lover, Ashwan. Yet, despite his fears, Tetimas’s fate and Egypt’s power are destined to become one. Haunted by tragedy, Sakkara seeks solace in war, but is willing to risk everything to save his half-brother, the true king.

In this gripping, classic historical tale, the hatred between two strong-willed leaders is about to boil to the surface. As a nation waits for the victor in a momentous struggle for the throne, a hidden history is at last revealed.

 

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Contents

Chapter One
1
Chapter Two
25
Chapter Three
44
Chapter Four
57
Chapter Five
74
Chapter Six
93
Interlude
108
Chapter Seven
113
Chapter Eleven
186
Chapter Twelve
204
Chapter Thirteen
219
II
233
Chapter Fourteen
240
Chapter Fifteen
259
Chapter Sixteen
270
Chapter Seventeen
288

Chapter Eight
130
Chapter Nine
148
Chapter Ten
170
Chapter Eighteen
306
Chapter Nineteen
323
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Glenn Starkey is a Vietnam veteran, former US Marine Corps Sergeant, Texas law enforcement officer, and retired security manager of a major oil corporation. He is the author of two other novels, Solomon’s Men and Year of the Ram, and lives with his family in Alvin, Texas.

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