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The Amarnan Kings Book 4: Scarab - Ay

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  36 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Tutankhamen is dead and his grieving widow tries to rule alone, but her grandfather Ay has not destroyed the former kings just so he can be pushed aside. Presenting the Queen and General Horemheb with a fait accompli, the old Vizier assumes the throne of Egypt and rules with a hand of hardened bronze. His adopted son, Nakhtmin, will rule after him, and stamp out the last r ...more
Published April 27th 2012 by Writers Exchange E-Publishing (first published April 26th 2012)
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This book was reviewed by Lee Ashford for Reader's Favorites.

“The Amarnan Kings Series Book 4: Scarab – Ay” by Max Overton is historical fiction at its finest. If you’ve ever wished you could have been alive in ancient Egypt, this is the book series for you. This fourth episode in the series begins at a 1960 archaeological dig in Syria. Buried in an unusual cliff-side setting is an Egyptian tomb, with walls literally covered in fine printing which tells a story – this story. As the interpreter b
This entire series was an amazing way of looking at the 18th Dynasty as opposed to what we know from the history books. Why couldn't Smenkhare and Tut have died at the same time? There are so many other "why couldn'ts" and "what ifs." So many times throughout the first five books, and caught myself smiling at the in-depth research and story telling of these "what ifs." I would absolutely recommend this series to anyone who loves ancient Egyptian culture or anyone who loves court intrigue and epi ...more
I wanted to love this book as much as the first three but I didn't. It started going into places, especially the supernatural, that I just didn't enjoy.
I love ancient Egypt and this series agrees with so much historical fact I wonder if he knows something we don't... :)
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