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Paneb the Ardent

(La pierre de lumière #3)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  972 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
The author of the international triumph "Ramses" returns to the passion and mystery of ancient Egypt in this third volume of the "Stone of Light" saga. Inside a forbidden village deep in the mountainous desert, Nefer the Silent crosses paths with Paneb, a farmer's son who harbors the lofty dream of entering the fabled Place of Truth. Can these fledgling young heroes save t ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published March 1st 2001 by Atria Books (first published January 1st 2000)
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Kübra  Yağmur Aslanhan
Serinin ilk kitabında on altı yaşındaki deli dolu bir genç olan Cesur Paneb, ne kadar büyürse büyüsün içindeki atılgan deli dolu yanı bastıramıyor. Bir laf var ya yedisinde neyse yetmişinde odur, diye Cesur da o insanlardan biri.
Cesur'un manevi babası olan Suskun Nefer'in sonu da çok acıydı. Hak etmediği bir sonun kurbanı oldu. :(
Judith Ray
Mar 24, 2018 rated it liked it
This book kind of reminds me of - for lack of a better comparison - a heart monitor with a screen that shows evenly spaced peaks and valleys: CRISIS...crisis averted...CRISIS...crisis averted...CRISIS...crisis averted...and so on and so forth throughout the entire story. Unfortunately this translates into repetitiveness to the point of being predictable. The suspense is there, but it never lasts for more than 10 pages. Granted, there is somewhat of a surprise in store at the very end of the book ...more
Mina Savasci
Biraz kendini tekrar etmeye basladi
J. Else
Aug 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ancient-egypt
While Jacq is extremely knowledgeable about the time period, throughout all his books, all the characters are extremely formal. The characters have wants and dreams, but they speak so seriously. It would be nice to hear a person crack a joke. I sometimes feel like I'm reading Egyptian Shakespeare instead of a modern novel. I think this becomes the biggest criticism of his work, which is otherwise quite gorgeous and remarkable.

But there is a coin flip to this... what I love about his work is how
Sep 19, 2008 rated it really liked it
Another series from Christian Jacp. This series of for tells the story of the craftsmen and women of ancient egypt who designed and built the tombs for the kings and queens of egypt. They follow the main character Paneb from his first innitiation into the order as a young man and his subsequent rise within the society. A lot of insight to the stuggle for power, greed, and over human nature both good and bad. also a lot of action, as well as thoughts on the idea of power of nature on humanity as ...more
Christine Van Heertum
plus d'intrigues et de suspens que dans les 2 premiers volumes. Un peu à la manière de Columbo : on sait qui sont les méchants (sauf un qui reste dans l'ombre) et on se demande comment ils vont être démasqués ...
Aug 01, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: novels
Cool plot, but it’s notorious that the author, besides of being a good Egyptologist, is a lustful man, cuz he describes a lot of explicit sexual scenes. Though it helps you know a lot of Egypt, it’s still filthy
Sep 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
A sad ending for the series.
May 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Paneb den ivrige.
Aug 07, 2011 added it
Preferred the Ramses series but this wasn't bad - gives a nice feel for the tradesman class while the Ramses was obviously nobility skewed.
Oscar Riba
Apr 14, 2013 rated it liked it
Get on with it already! Some parts are really interesting... Others a bore
Jan 10, 2008 rated it really liked it
Paneb as a character continues to develop - the ending is a shock
Sandra Azevedo
Nov 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Adorei!! Excelente investigação ... forma de escrita... realmente o autor escreve de uma forma que fica na memória! :)
May 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
i kto jest zdrajcąąąąąąąąąąą????? kto zabił Nefera??? to ja go zabiję! :P coraz bardziej wciąga, jeszcze tylko jedna część...:D
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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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