Slayer of Gods
Mysterious Press, June, 2001.
Hardcover, 224 pages.
In ancient Egypt, Pharaoh Tutankhamun rules over a wealthy and prosperous kingdom. But his life is overshadowed with grief over the news that his beloved stepmother, Queen Nefertiti, did not die of a plague, but was poisoned. Queen Nefertiti was the wife of the heretic Pharaoh Akhenaten, who abandoned the traditional Gods of the Egyptians for the worship of the Aten, a minor Sun God. After his death, Tutankhamun reinstated the worship of the Gods and set about healing the hurts of the prior regime. Lord Meren, the Pharaoh's chief investigator has been charged with finding Nefertiti's murderer. The Pharaoh has assigned him an assistant for this case: the beautiful and fierce Anath, known as the Eyes of Babylon. But as Meren and Anath move closer to finding the killer, the body count rises. Soon even Meren's beloved children are being threatened with harm by the killer, unless Meren agrees to give up the case and lie to his beloved ruler about the identity of the murderer.
This is the sixth entry in the outstanding historical mystery series by Lynda Robinson. The holder of a Ph.D. in anthropology with a concentration in archeology, Robinson writes of ancient Egypt with authority and style. She blends historical facts with an imaginative storyline to create an absolutely compelling book, full of rich descriptions, fast-paced action and multi-layered characters. Highly recommended.
--Claire E. White
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This review was published in the August, 2001 of The Internet Writing Journal.
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