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The Castors of Giza

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In the golden age of Egypt, the glory of the kingdom is rising to unprecedented heights. The united kingdom is thriving and expanding, and great stone monuments are rising from the fertile banks of the Nile.

The Fourth Dynasty of Kemet is growing stronger under its ambitious new leader, Pharaoh Khufu. His father, King Sneferu has established a legacy of extravagant monumen
Paperback, 378 pages
Published March 9th 2012 (first published March 6th 2012)
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Liz Gilbert
Aug 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: light-reads
Interesting use of Abram / Abraham and his travels.
Susanna Mahoney
Apr 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Is a combination of Biblical history and a fantasy book; the author extracts different theories about the ancient Egyptians days and their lives living in the surrounding lands. This story surrounds one certain Pharaoh who is appointed to the throne of Kemet: Khufu. His father was a master builder and command that the slaves build majestic pyramids, the burial site for royalty.

The Pharaoh wants to be honored by the underworld gods and decides to best his father and create the greatest pyramid a
Jul 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
*I received this book as a Goodread's First Reads Giveaway

I'm so happy that I got a chance to read this book! I love historical fiction and Egypt is one of my favorites within that genre.

This book is mixture of biblical and historical fiction (fantasy also if you see events of the bible as fantasy). Although this book does have heavy biblical references and influence, it's not annoying. For me, I'm not a Christian nor do I believe in the bible, so when I read or hear things that are heavily bi
Mar 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
Interesting historical novel, not a romance but true historical fiction, set in ancient Egypt and Old Testament times, and covering some of Abram/Abraham's travels and the building of the Great Pyramid of Giza. So how was that big sucker built? The author uses Joseph Davidovits' theory of dissolving the limestone and casting it in place, which to my lazy mind, at least, certainly beats the idea of hauling tons of stones up various ramps. Only the granite chunks used in the King's Chamber would have neede ...more
Larry B Gray
Aug 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
“The Castors of Giza” by Chris Hambleton blew me away. At first I thought it was just another good book about ancient Egypt but the more I read the harder it became to put down. I was totally captured in the story.

The author did an excellent job of tying the various storylines together. What started out as a story about the building of the Great Pyramid took on new meaning when the author brought Abram and Sarai and the Biblical story of their trip to Egypt into the story. I love whe
Auntie Mandy
Apr 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Chris Hambleton has done it again! This is another novel that is full of scientific facts and Biblical history along with a story line to keep you turning the pages. Mr. Hambleton flawlessly weaves Abraham and Sarah into the stories of the pyramids. I really enjoyed the Biblical passages at the end of the book along with commentary from experts in the field of stone casting and archaeology. The book definitely held my interest and I recommend it to people who are interested in Christian Fiction, ...more
Sep 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
In Castors of Giza, Hambleton weaves a story with a fascinating perspective on Egypt, the story of the Pyramids, and Abraham. Castors of Giza is well written historical/biblical fiction. The character's are well developed and their individual story lines flow together well. My only criticism is that the ending seemed less developed than the rest of the story and could have had more detail.

-Note I did receive this book as part of a good reads giveaway, but the review expressed is 100% my own.
Richard Trapp
May 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Builds nicely. Has some great theories of who/how the Pyramids were made...check out the end notes.
Reeda Booke
Am interesting and very plausible take on how the pyramids might have been built interwoven with the biblical story of Abraham. Loved it!
Nov 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
How to build a pyramid? This novel offers an answer to the age old question plus a bit about Abram and Sarah's time in Egypt. The appendices are informative.
Nicole Jenkins
Jul 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Excellent book! I recommend giving it a try. I won my copy of this book for free on Goodreads First Reads.
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