584 pages of pure pleasure where even every paragraph means something and is not just padding as is so often the case, particularly with long novels. Dr.Paul Doherty undoubtedly has a huge knowledge of this era and realy brings it totally to life. If I could give the book 10 stars I would. I have read the other popular books covering Egypt by Christian Jacques and other similar authors and although some of them are good they donot come anywhere near as good as this book - I am now going to order the next in the series of 3. I hope and beleive that you will agree with me - it is well worth a try.