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Derogatory,boring,bland and idiotic
on 16 June 2013
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.
Also it really was a bit odd to put Smenkhkare as Akhenatens brother he was more likely sun or even Nefertiti herself.As for Nefertiti it is incredibly unlikely that AKhenaten would of deposed her, she was the source of his little popularity and the only reason that his heretical polices were allowed. So therefore she was most likely assassinated or simply died of Illness.
The author certainly was bloodthirsty and seemed to almost delight in throwing in gang rape, torture,murder, mutilation and much more.
In fact i myself could do far better than this author and i have read better young adult books about the Amarna period than this series of novels.
IT had no emotion the scene full of the most life was when scarabs son was taken from her, and that went on for to long and was boring.
Following on from that where is the evidence that was apparently checked over with an Egyptologist that let Seti be Beketaten's son, nothing is known about whether or not she even lived into adult hood, and yes it is a story but as it is historic fiction an element of reality is essential.
And to tell the truth the most this book had were names of people and places.
I cant even be bothered to type more on this novel because there is that much that is wrong with it.
DO NOT buy this rubbish it is boring and has a thin plot , and to be honest is just plain annoying keep far away from it!