House Of Dreams
In the tiny hamlet of Aswat, far to the south of the royal capital, a beautiful young girl wants more than the meagre prospects her village offers. Determined and resourceful, she is quick to leap upon an opportunity when the great seer Hui, who is also physician to Pharaoh, visits Aswat to commune with its god, Wepwawet.
Taken under Hui’s wing to become a healer, she has no idea of his real plans for her—plans that will bring her close to Pharaoh as his favourite concubine, but will ultimately enmesh her in court intrigue of the most dangerous kind.
House of Dreams is a powerful story of passion and jealousy, rich with the details of Ancient Egyptian life.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - carrieslager - LibraryThing
I came across House of Dreams quite by accident, but I'm very glad I did. The story of Thu, a peasant from Aswat, who became concubine to Ramses III was absolutely captivating. And the best part? She ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - fiverivers - LibraryThing
This was the third reading for me of House of Dreams, by Canadian author, Pauline Gedge. The novel still stands up. Set in ancient Egypt, House of Dreams takes you through political machinations and ... Read full review