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Shadow of the Sphinx

(Le Juge d’Égypte #3)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  754 ratings  ·  20 reviews
The time has come for the final confrontation. Appointed supreme magistrate and first minister of Egypt, Pazair and his wife Neferet must join forces against the Finance Minister, Pazair's sworn enemy, who now openly presents himself as spokesman for the conspirators who plan to overthrow Ramses the Great in order to seize supreme power.

The situation appears desperate. By
Paperback, 359 pages
Published July 5th 2004 by Simon & Schuster (first published 1994)
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Rosaria Sgarlata
L'ultimo capitolo della Trilogia della Piramide è stato anche quello che mi ha entusiasmato maggiormente. Finalmente Pazair sta per venire a capo del mistero che aleggia intorno alla morte del suo amico Bramir.

Diventato visir nella città di Menfi, Pazair è il solo che può salvare il faraone dalla morte e da un fallimento certo. Bel-Tran e sua moglie Silkis sono ormai sicuri della loro ascesa, talmente sicuri di giungere alla vittoria indenni che commettono diversi errori. Primo fra tutti sottova
Katka Olajcová
Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: egypt
Dej sa nám začína s postavou, na ktorú som absolútne zabudla... Jarot! Čau, ako si sa mal, čo si robil? Och, začal si pracovať u toho hajzla Beltrana. Uhm, uhm, fajn, fajn... A BUM je mŕtvy. Požil si krásne dve strany. Aký plnohodnotný život!
Z Beltrana sa nám pod ťarchou predposlednej strany predchádzajúcej knihy stal úhlavný nepriateľ číslo 1. Znova, oceňujem tento plot twist, ALE Beltran sa zrazu správa tak... ja neviem... nebeltranovsky. A čo mňa osobne teda najviac šokovalo, bola jeho žena S
Je suis contente d'avoir terminé cette trilogie dont je m'étais quelque peu lassée.
Comme on s'y attend, tout est bien qui finit bien. J'ai apprécié que les personnages soient un peu plus étoffés et j'ai apprécié que Pazair soit confronté à un dilemme quand son frère de sang commet un crime, fera-t-il respecter la justice à la lettre comme toujours ou dérogera-t-il à ses principes? Les scènes d'amour sont toujours aussi horipilantes à mon sens et le style parfois un peu surfait, comme si chaque p
Lesley-anne Brewster
Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Historical murder mysteries are my favourite leisure reads, and this one - the third of a trilogy - is a wonderful example. It has an admirable hero, an intricate plot, and scope for speculation. The author is an Archaeologist and an Egyptologist, so is able to immerse the reader in a 'world' that feels authentic; a world in which magic and ritual play a central role, and murder impacts upon the harmony of society as a whole.
Elena Mora
Oct 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ultimo libro della serie in cui vengono raccontate le vicende del vizir Pazair.
Ho apprezzato soprattutto le descrizioni del paesaggio egiziano e del deserto della Numibia. Molto accurata la ricostruzione della vita quotidiana egiziana del periodo storico.
Personalmente ho trovato molto interessanti la ricostruzione degli interventi medici di Neferet.
Irene Azuaje
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
La justicia tarda, pero llega.
Crystal Sissons
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
C'était excellent! J'ai bien aimé que le mystère n'était pas clair avant la fin du troisième livre - Christian Jacq est un auteur d'haute qualité!
José Ramón
May 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me gusto mucho el final de la trilogia, me ha parecido muy bueno en su conjunto.
Vakantieboek om mijn Frans wat op te halen
There's always something satisfying about finishing the final book in a series, be it a trilogy or 7, 15 or even more. Some will leave you wanting more; whether it be a feeling that the story is still incomplete, questions unanswered or even that you love the characters and wish to spend more time in their company. Other series upon completion will just seem to have been right. It fitted.

The Judge of Egypt series was definitely in the second camp.

I had looked forward to this book and what I go
Ana Bolox
Lo cierto es que esperaba mucho más de Christian Jacq, pero la novela me ha decepcionado un poco.

La parte detectivesca de la historia está bien construida y algunos personajes me han gustado, pero otros son demasiado tópicos: el malo es malísimo, siempre falla en su intento de asesinar, pero, eso sí, nunca le atrapan. Intento tras intento, la novela es repetitiva:
1. Trato de matarte.
2. Fallo (normalmente, para más reiteración, a causa de un mono).
3. Escapo.
Y vuelta a empezar.

Eso sí, el ambiente
Good entertainment. I read this tale of deceit, corruption, murders set in Ramses II times when it came out in the mid 1990s in French and adored it.

Jacq paints a good and enjoyable tale of loyalty, friendship, love, devotion where a few men and a few women stand against a terrible plot to overthrow Ramses II. Some of the action is a little over the top, the villains of the plots are easily detectable (there is no real surprise as who are the bad guys, Jacq is not subtle) but the good guys are w
Neetha Philip
Apr 11, 2009 rated it really liked it
I love Christian Jacq, and the Judge of Egypt Trilogy was my first series by him! I loved the books for the smpicity in writing, and the author's ability to present a clear image of the setting, not just with the words he chose, but also with his style of writing! I love Ancient Egypt and the judge of egypt opened my eyes to the judicial system, and actually to the brilliance of those who came up with the system.
Lorraine Webb
Jul 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Obviously I did not really read this one overnight, though it was a very quick read. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Not a book of great depth, but sympathetic character and an unusual plot, with enough of a twist in the tale. Some bits rather testing my ability to suspend disbelief, sadly, but mostly an enjoyable read and I loved the setting. Would happily read another by this author.
Aurélie Knit & Read
On termine cette trilogie en beauté ! Jusqu'au bout les personnages se sont révélés attachants, bien écrits.
Même si cette trilogie a tendance à être éclipsée par la série Ramsès écrite ensuite, personnellement je la trouve meilleure.
Chaitanya Somalwar
Jan 16, 2013 rated it liked it
the book is good but the ending is dull and boring.
Oct 07, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Great series! Why did it have to end? Boo.
I liked this book but it was a little cliche... also the ending seemed a terribly rushed affair. But thanks for the gift mum!! xxxx
Jose Luis (Liantener)
A estas alturas uno se cansa de pan con lo mismo. Una y otra vez los malos le ponen trampas al juez, y una y otra vez el juez las resuelve usando las mismas tácticas.
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Christian Jacq is a French author and Egyptologist. He has written several novels about ancient Egypt, notably a five book suite about pharaoh Ramses II, a character whom Jacq admires greatly.

Jacq's interest in Egyptology began when he was thirteen, and read History of Ancient Egyptian Civilization by Jacques Pirenne. This inspired him to write his first novel. He first visited Egypt when he was s

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Le Juge d’Égypte (3 books)
  • Beneath The Pyramid (Judge of Egypt, #1)
  • Secrets of the Desert (Judge of Egypt, #2)