Nefertiti: The Book of the Dead

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 352 pages
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She is Nefertiti—beautiful and revered. With her husband, Akhenaten, she rules over Egypt, the most affluent, formidable, sophisticated empire in the ancient world. But an epic power struggle is afoot, brought on by the royal couple's inauguration of an enlightened new religion and the construction of a magnificent new capital. The priests are stunned by the abrupt forfeiture of their traditional wealth and influence; the people resent the loss of their gods—and the army is enraged by the growing turbulence around them. Then, just days before the festival that will celebrate the new capital, Nefertiti vanishes.

Rahotep, the youngest chief detective in the Thebes division, has earned a reputation for his unorthodox yet effective methods. Entrusted by great Akhenaten himself with a most secret investigation, Rahotep has but ten days to find the missing Queen. If he succeeds, he will bask in the warmth of Akhenaten's favor. But if Rahotep fails, he and his entire family will die.

 

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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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User Review  - bella55075 - LibraryThing

Lowly detective Rahotep is commanded to find Queen Nefertiti. In a land in turmoil that may be hard to do. Everyone has reasons to hate the new Rulers of Egypt. Akhenaten decides that he is going to ... Read full review

Contents

I
13
II
20
III
24
IV
31
V
34
VI
39
VII
43
VIII
50
XXIV
181
XXV
189
XXVI
197
XXVII
200
XXVIII
205
XXIX
210
XXX
226
XXXI
237

IX
55
X
61
XI
71
XII
80
XIII
91
XIV
103
XV
106
XVI
111
XVII
123
XVIII
130
XIX
139
XX
144
XXI
154
XXII
163
XXIII
176
XXXII
248
XXXIII
250
XXXIV
259
XXXV
268
XXXVI
274
XXXVII
279
XXXVIII
284
XXXIX
294
XL
300
XLI
314
XLII
335
XLIII
339
XLIV
346
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About the author (2009)

Nick Drake is the author of Nefertiti and Tutankhamun, the first two books in the Rahotep detective trilogy. He has published two award-winning collections of poetry, and his play was performed at the National Theater in London. His screenplays include the critically acclaimed Romulus, My Father (starring Eric Bana), which won Best Film at the Australian Film Awards in 2007. He lives in London.

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