Buy Used
£2.02
FREE Delivery on orders over £10.
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by the book house
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: This item will be picked, packed and shipped by Amazon and is eligible for free delivery within the UK
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Son of the Light: Vol. 1 (Ramses) Paperback – 1 Sep 1997


See all 12 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Library Binding
"Please retry"
£64.50
Paperback, 1 Sep 1997
£6.99 £0.01


Product details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd; 1st Uk Paperback Edition edition (1 Sept. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0684821192
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684821191
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 261,139 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Born in Paris in 1947, Christian Jacq is one of the world's leading Egyptologists. He is the author of many novels on Ancient Egypt, including the bestselling RAMSES series and THE MYSTERIES OF OSIRIS series. His novels have sold more than 27 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 30 languages. Christian Jacq lives in Switzerland.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
First Sentence
The wild bull froze, staring at young Ramses. Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By gilly8 on 11 Dec. 2008
Format: Paperback
When I picked this series up and read Mr Jacq's credentials I really expected a lot. Instead these are the worst BY FAR ancient Egyptian historical novels I've ever read, and I've read many. They are totally historically inaccurate...they toss together Moses, Homer, & Helen of Troy, all in the same era for no real reason...the writing is awful (maybe thats the translation?)
As I did read the first several, I know that the story goes on and has Ramses, who famously lived to over 90, (in an age when 40 or so was the average life span) and during those years sired approximately 100 children, & even outlived his eldest children-- for reasons unknown to me the author decided as a really MAJOR point in the story to have Ramses be monogamous, in love with only his wife, and father only 3 children-- and ADOPT the rest!!...this is a pharaoh of Egypt who would have had, as all pharaohs did, a huge harem with women from all nations in it,& starting from his early teens (see non-ficion books for this information) been sexually active and in Ramses case, very prolific. I can only assume the author felt uncomfortable with idea of harems and multiple wives and concubines? Why? This was their culture, they didn't live in ours!
It is just ridiculous all the way through, and I found the writing flat as well-- I had to finally stop after hoping it would improve.
Known facts about the life of Ramses (see Joyce Tyldesley's biography of Ramses, or others for more information) are out of context, completely twisted, put in the wrong context, and just plain wrong.
If you want some good Egyptian historical novels, read ANYTHING by Pauline Gedge or Paul Doherty's trilogy about Akhenaten/ Tutankamun. Seriously, if you are interested in ancient Egypt please don't waste time and money on these!!!!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 Mar. 1999
Format: Paperback
I love the Ramses series. It's true though that this book alone is a bit bland. I have read 4 of the 5 books in the series and I couldn't stop. Some might be disappointed with this book and ignore the rest, which is a shame because the next book is far, far better.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By A Customer on 9 Dec. 1998
Format: Paperback
So much for the hype - the book is ultimately very lightweight. Characterisation is paper-thin, and events come and go with little description and reader involvement. What was most annoying was that just as things looked as if they might get interesting - as Ramses ascended the throne -, the book ended. You have to fork out to buy the next book to see how he secures his hold on power; if you care enough.
If you're looking for an aeroplane book about Ancient Egypt, choose "River God" instead. Those who've already read "River God" will find this book a big disappointment.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Goddess110 on 19 Oct. 2010
Format: Paperback
great reading! bought the book over a year ago and didnt start reading it until a week ago. i wish i had read the book much much earlier. i didnt want to put the book down! nearly missed my stop on the train numerous time because i was so engrossed in it!

Highly recommend this book. Even to people with not much of a interest in Ancient Eygpt or Ramses.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Look for similar items by category


Feedback