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Between the great powers of Egypt and her old foe Kush lies the kingdom of Alodia, a desert kingdom on the brink of revolt. As the Alodian King lies dying, a small task force crosses the Egyptian borders to find a cure.

When Egypt’s great commander hears of an Alodian army presence, he begins to amass his troops for war. But Pharaoh Kheper-Re has other plans. Determined th
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Published July 27th 2014 by Claire Stibbe
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Rosie Amber
Sep 14, 2016 rated it liked it
The Fowler's Snare is book #2 in this ancient Egyptian trilogy. Two sons, attempted to poison their father, King Ibada of Alodia, they escape to Egypt with a small army and plot to take over Thebes.

Pharoah Kheper-Re discovers that Kanjo and his men are more than mere merchants, he suspects they are Princes on the run and decides to test them in a dangerous challenge facing great hardships across the desert. A team lead by his commander Shenq will race Kanja and his selected men.

This period of h
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Nicky
Jul 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Fowler’s Snare is an adventure novel set in Ancient Egypt following the fortunes of a handful of characters as they undertake a race through the desert to win Pharaoh’s prize. The race is hazardous and men die before they reach the end. Two teams accept the challenge, the Alodian runaways, escaping justice for attempting to kill the king, and the champion of Pharaoh, Commander Shenq who has won it before. Who will win this time, and how will they win it, and who will they meet on the way?

The
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Ted Tayler
Jun 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Superbly executed, visually stunning and unforgettable”

The writing is sumptuously rich and accomplished; the imagery is both brutal and beautiful. Five stars cannot do it justice. As the moon dies over the desert the dim glow from those few flashes of light shroud the magnificence of the words that are crafted within these pages.

If you are going to write a piece of historical fiction, then you have to get the detail right. The research necessary to produce a work like this is mind-blowing. Ever
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Shiv Harsh
Nov 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not just for history buffs!

I have problems with genres. They can help bookstore owners to place books on different shelves, but beyond that, they are useless. At least my brain does not have different areas for horror, or science fiction, or historical fiction. It only recognizes good writing.

And that is what Claire Stibbe provides with “The Fowler’s Snare.” I have not read her previous book in this trilogy, but no matter. This book, this author, and this story, can stand alone.

Not being a histo
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B.A. Morton
Oct 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Two rival princes competing for a much lauded prize, battle it out with a chariot race. A simple enough premise, but this story is about far more than that. As if the corrupt motivations of man are not enough, the author supplies a plethora of horrific obstacles to ensure that the eventual winner earns his reward.
What struck me immediately is the quality of the writing and the depth of research which must have been undertaken. The historical detail is spot on and woven in effortlessly. Within a
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Sarah Butfield
Apr 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Historical fiction at its best!
Although this is the second book in this trilogy, and I have not read the first, my reading experience was not hindered by this fact. From the outset, the descriptive and captivating prose draws you into the world of Ancient Egypt and the sometimes graphic tale that is about to unfold. The visual imagery created by the author leaves the reader in no doubt that an excellent author is at work here. It is a captivating read for many reasons, but primarily for me it wa
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Isabella Heritoze
Oct 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Commander Shenq rides into the thick of it again in the second of C.M.T. Stibbe’s brilliantly written Ancient Egyptian trilogy. Deeply researched and well imagined, the story tells of a gory chariot race in the western desert where the human opponents are not the only enemy. It is a tale full of conflict involving the Egyptians and the Alodians - one told with with insight and compassion, opening a door onto 18th Dynasty values and cultures now foreign to us. Stibbe plunges her readers into the ...more
Dr Mark
Oct 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
No one writes more vivid and dramatic novels of Ancient Egypt than Claire Stibbe. Her protagonist, Commander Shenq, has all the qualities you'd want in an Ancient Egyptian hero - courage, skill and strength and yet also compassion, humanity and the capacity to show weakness.

I loved Shenq's first adventure in Stibbe's first novel in the trilogy (CHASING PHARAOHS) but this one goes to another level still. Revolving as it does around a breathtakingly dangerous chariot race in the desert, this stor
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Jean Mead
May 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Vivid and dramatic story set in ancient Egypt.
From the very first page it is obvious that The Fowler's Snare is the work of an imaginative and accomplished writer. The depth of research needed to achieve this story is incredible. With meticulous accuracy, imagination, and an eye to gem like prose the author has brought this superb book alive with vibrant characters and locations. A fantastic story that magically transports the reader back in time to ancient Egypt, to the hot sands of the desert
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