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The Wise Woman (Stone of Light) Paperback – 2 Jul 2001

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Product details

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books; New edition edition (2 July 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671773747
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671773748
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 10.6 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 247,431 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The second book in The Stone of Light series by the author of the internationally bestselling Ramses series. Set in ancient Egypt, Ubekhet is the wife of Nefer the Silent, who protects him from his enemies. Thefts, murders, floods, sorcery and evil must be faced as Egypt prepares for the burial of Ramses the Great.

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THEY BUILT A CIVILIZATION AHEAD OF ITS TIME, AND DOMINATED THE ANCIENT WORLD.

THEY DEFINED AN ERA OF WAR, LOVE, PASSION, POWER, AND BETRAYAL.

THEY WERE A PEOPLE OF MYSTERY WHOSE SECRETS HAVE TURNED TO DUST -- BUT WHO INSPIRE OUR AWE AND WONDER EVEN TO THIS DAY....

THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS THEY SHOWED US HOW TO LIVE. AND HOW TO DIE. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Book two in the Stone of Light series. The great King Ramses has died and Egypt and the brotherhood of the Place of Truth have been thrown into a state of unease as they wait to see how the new pharaoh, Meneptah, intends to rule. Nefer the Silent has become the new master of the Brotherhood and is faced with organising some outstanding work to impress the new pharaoh, as well as worries about a suspected plot to destroy the Place of Truth. Paneb the Ardent, having completed a lenghty and extensive period of preliminary training, learning all of the basic skills of the craftsmen, is now allowed to begin to train as a painter. It has been Paneb's burning desire to paint for the brotherhood since his childhood, but will his skills be good enough? Can he curb is temperament and foster the patience required to become a skilled painter? The old Wise Woman of the village is nearing the end of her life, but will she be able to pass her skills onto Ubekhet? Will Ubekhet pass the ultimate test of facing the royal cobra at The Temple of a Million Years? The Theban Treasurer Mehy is still obsessed with getting has hands on the treasures of the Place of Truth - will he be able to finally succeed at this time of turmoil? Can he infiltrate the Place of Truth and poison the unity of the brotherhood from inside the secret walls...

Egyptologist Christian Jacq has created in The Stone of Light, a series based on archaeological discoveries made on the western bank of Thebes at Deir el-Medina - the remains of a village named the Place of Truth. The marvellous works of art of Egypt were created and guarded by small secret brotherhoods who lived in communities like that called the Place of Truth.
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The sequel to Nefer the Silent, the wize woman, is just amazing it only took me 2 days to read, I couldn't put it down. After the death of Rameses II, The villagers of the place of truth worry about their future and how the new pharaoh will treat them, but this is to be the least of their worries...... The Cleaverness and concistency in writting fact mixed with fiction makes christian jacq my all time favorite author, I can't wait for the sequel to this one aswell
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I have always been fascinated by ancient Egypt for it is a mystifying place of myth and legend, archaic treasures and past rituals that intrigue and dazzle. What makes the Ramses series stand-out is how it blends together historical fact with magical fantasy which adds a touch of supernatural suspense to an exploration of the past. Gods and Pharaohs, sorcery and evil interwoven amid a convincing world filled with danger and astonishing achievements ~ reading this book is like opening Pandora's Box and finding a clever concoction of treats and tricks inside...

`The Stone of Light' is a combination of action-packed "The Mummy" versus a Rick Riordan novel. It is an exciting, intense read which will delight any budding explorer or adventurer who dabbles in the dark arts and whose heart lies with the past.

Since the death of Ramses the Great, the villagers of the place of truth must produce their best work to honor Egypt's greatest Pharaoh. And as the new master of work, Nefer the silent bears the ultimate responsibility for all he oversees. The question remains if the new Pharaoh Merenpath will follow in his father's footsteps or not? Also Nefer's wife, Ubekhet, has been gifted with the knowledge of the supernatural and now the time has come to prove herself worthy of this gift ~ by seeking out the new found evil which is haunting the place of truth.
Thefts, murders and floods, sorcery and evil, Nefer and Ubekhet must take on this and more as they prepare for the grandest burial Egypt has ever known...

I was so impressed by this breathtaking book full of shocking drama, wonderful premise and colorful characters. It is definitely my chosen book of 2013.
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a eries of stories told as only an egyptologist cantell brilliantly written combines fact with romance and truelly great series
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This is the second book of a four book series. I suppose it could be read "stand alone" but a great deal of information would be lost. The pharoh Rameses has died and the brotherhood of the "Place of Truth" begin the construction of his successor's tomb. Enemies of the craftsmen are plotting their downfall and the High Priestess, the wise woman has the responsibility of the health and wellbeing of the community and must use her abilites to defend the secret brotherhood. The author, a French egyptologist uses his characters to provide a wealth of delightful detail and the translator, Sue Dyson has captured the atmosphere and characterisation perfectly. A first class read but I would recommend reading "Nefer the silent first to be introduced to the characters.
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