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A deeply engaging story
on 21 April 2013
This was a story that was a sheer pleasure to read.
There was good development of the characters and enough twists in the plot to keep me reading and reluctant to stop.
What I most enjoyed though was the "big picture" which placed the events of the present and those of ancient Egypt in the much greater context of what was going on in the Sahara before the onset of the desert conditions. This was not explicitly dealt with in detail but was hinted at and there were indications of what might have been in the far distant past, in the era of the first time.
I was left wondering at the end of the novel if, within the parameters of the story, there might be other ancient mysteries hidden in the expanse of the desert from this lost world. It is a great pity we shall never know.