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Scarab: Ay (The Amarnan Kings #4)

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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 ...more
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Published April 26th 2012 by Writers Exchange E-Publishing
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Paul Burnette
Nov 24, 2015 Paul Burnette rated it it was amazing
Overton's series came of age (Bk 1), fought against her usurping Uncle Ay on the side of her brother Shmenkhkare (Bk 2), continues the battle alongside her older brother Shmenkhkare against the cruel and ambitious Ay and her younger brother Tuthankamen (Bk 3), finally falls under the power of King Ay's adopted son Nakhtmin, then turns the tables on her worst enemies, clearing the way for Horemheb to come to power and her ex-lover Paramessu to become Horemheb's successor and eventually her son ...more
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Feb 06, 2013 Grampy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Holly
Aug 31, 2013 Holly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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 ...more
Sekhar N Banerjee
Nov 06, 2015 Sekhar N Banerjee rated it it was amazing
Fascinating story telling

So far, this volume has been the one filled with most suspense. As in previous volumes, within the constraints of known history, the author has created a masterpiece mystery novel.
Sandy
Jan 20, 2016 Sandy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I love ancient Egypt and this series agrees with so much historical fact I wonder if he knows something we don't... :)

As well as an appreciative reader, I also published this book (only accepted because I liked it:)
Stephanie
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.
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Other Books in the Series

The Amarnan Kings (6 books)
  • Scarab: Akhenaten (The Amarnan Kings #1)
  • Scarab: Smenkhkare (The Amarnan Kings #2)
  • Scarab: Tutankhamen (The Amarnan Kings #3)
  • Scarab: Horemheb (The Amarnan Kings, #5)
  • Scarab: Descendant (The Amarnan Kings, #6)

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