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The Flaming Sword (La reine Liberté #3)

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In the north, the barbaric Hyksos still rule with unimaginable brutality. Queen Ahhotep, meanwhile, has recaptured much of the south -- but at a terrible price: her husband has been killed in combat and her elder son, Kames, was mysteriously poisoned. Ahhotep refuses to be crowned pharaoh and prepares her second son, young Amose, to take power instead. Thanks to her, the E ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Atria Books (first published April 22nd 2002)
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Jun 26, 2012 rated it liked it
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There were satisfying aspects of this book but also extremely disappointing aspects which just barely balanced each other out. The biggest disappointment would be the fact that Ahhotep did NOT have a face off with Apophis. In fact, Apophis kinda died like a chump before the big clash between two leaders/magicians could come to a head. It made me feel as if the buildup in the three books was just filler! The chase for Khamundi also led to nothing. They chased him only to find a corpse at the end ...more
Feb 15, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one
Recommended to Iset by: No one - foolish impulse buy
Extremely poor writing and complete historical inaccuracy. The characters are all zero-dimensional, which is the number of stars I'd give this book if I could, and utterly unbelievable. The series does not improve in the final book from the first and second instalments, but remains consistently terrible throughout. The writing is wooden and frankly, awful. If you thought the dialogue was repetitive in book one, you're in for a mind-numbing time here as, yes, they're still having the same convers ...more
Dec 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Book #3 of the "Queen of Freedom" series. Queen Ahhotep is fighting to free her country (Egypt) from the barbaric Hyksos who have occupied and dominated her land for 100 years. This queen was a warrior, freedom-fighter, wife and mother of two sons. This queen actually lived and was honored and awarded many times over for her courageous acts during the struggle (her tomb has been found along with her mummy, coffin and mementos and awards from her life. She lost her husband and oldest son in the w ...more
Fin de la serie (y menos mal). Christian Jacq es una referencia indudable para leer sobre el antiguo Egipto y, aunque el tema del libro prometía mucho, la ejecución deja bastante que desear. No me malinterpreten: el libro es ameno y se lee del tirón. El problema es la banalización y el recurso permanente a los 'superpoderes' de la protagonista, su burro o hasta su perro. La historia de Ahotep me parece fascinante, pero el trato que le da Jacq es infantiloide y ayuda poco a darle el respeto que m ...more
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Michelle Choi
Jan 10, 2011 rated it liked it
Is quite interesting in this book because some parts are interesting and some parts are boring
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I have read this trilogy before - still a good second read!
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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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