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The Amarnan Kings, Book 5: Scarab - Horemheb [Kindle Edition]

Max Overton
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General Horemheb has taken control after the death of Ay and Nakhtmin, and forcing Scarab to marry him, ascends the throne of Egypt. The Two Kingdoms settle into an uneasy peace as Horemheb proceeds to stamp out all traces of the former kings. He also persecutes the Khabiru tribesmen who were reluctant to help him seize power. Scarab escapes into the desert, where she is content to wait until Egypt needs her.

A holy man emerges from the desert, and demands that Horemheb release the Khabiru so they may worship his god. Scarab recognises the holy man and supports him in his efforts to free his people. The gods of Egypt and of the Khabiru are invoked and disaster sweeps down on the Two Kingdoms as the Khabiru flee with Scarab and the holy man. Horemheb and his army pursue them to the shores of the Great Sea, where a natural event or maybe the hand of God alters the course of Egyptian history.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3795 KB
  • Print Length: 602 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Writers Exchange E-Publishing (19 Jun. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008D4RM4W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #121,657 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 10 Jan. 2014
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Another good book in the series. Now on to the final book. Will be quite lost when they are finished.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant series for Egypt lovers 6 Dec. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Once you have read the first book in this series you have to read them all. Scarabs life story is compulsive reading. There is a lot of history missing from the ahkenaten time and although this book is fiction it is believable and fills in a lot of gaps. I hope the author writes some more books about Egypt.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just as good as the previous books in the series 4 July 2013
By Jean
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Having read all the previous books, this one is just as compulsive. Very well written, with ideas which will challenge your view of traditional stories of the era.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Derogatory,boring,bland and idiotic 16 Jun. 2013
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I have decided to write my review on the first 5 of these books as i have no interest at all in the 6th and there is too much to say to spread it all out.
This book series is awful mediocre at best and very sexist and not true most of it is false though the author seems to be intent in his notes that it is very realistic and plausible. It is badly written and changes are constantly made through out the series, such as the main character scarab in the first few books is identified as being a quarter 'Khabiru' though she ends up being half khabiru how this happened i do not know but it shows the incompetence of the author.
Over-sexualisation also plays a massive part the main character is thought of as nothing much more than an object, when in ancient Egypt women were treated as equals and this fact is written in this novel.
Also there is no evidence to say that queen tiye and Ay were khabiru so i don't know why it was put in. and the part about akhenaten becoming Moses was funny because it obviously isn't true and is just a load of random rubbish that the author thought to throw in with the rest.
The story is boring and the only interesting elements take place within the palaces,Horemheb was a boring character as were all of the other with the exception of Scarab on the odd occasion.
When Scarab was tortured and bloodied the god Geb said to her it would be a shame to spoil such beauty, then why on earth does she have a stone eye and a body riddled with scars?
She should of been given something like a tattoo or simply just her golden scarab what did the stone really do anyway.
And to describe Queen Tiyes death to Plague isn't accurate as her Mummy certainly shows no evidence of it. though there is the possiblity that the embalmers removed all evidence.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Epic adventures 25 Feb. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I've read all the books in this series, and enjoyed some more than others. The first two books - Akhenaten and Smenkare - were thoroughly enjoyable. I thought it lost its way a bit with Tutankhamen, but picked up again in the last couple of books. The story as we follow Scarab throughout the turbulent Armana period is well conceived. I guess I'd say, looking back, that the books seem a bit over-long. I think I'll read them again one day, but I have a feeling I may find myself skipping chunks. The author clearly knows his subject and must have done a huge amount of research. Interesting link to the bible stories in the last book. All in all a big bold set of books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Keep em coming 28 Jan. 2013
By Harry
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Having read the complete series I am still wanting to read more of this. the whole series has the feel of the Egypt series by Wilbur Smith including the quirky characters I dont want to come to the end of this amazing storyline.
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