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Return To Thebes by Allen Drury
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Aug 24, 2017

really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction
Read from August 11 to 19, 2017

Akhenaten has become quite extreme in his worship of Aten and some powerful people in the court are trying to remove him, in particular Horemheb, who used to be his friend, but who believes he is destroying Egypt. As in the previous book, the story is told by alternating narratives. In particular I liked the ones by Amonemhet, a humble villager who shows up in a few surprising places. The book has a sad, but expected, ending with the death of Tutankhamon. Altogether these two books gave me a feeling of what life might have been like back then.

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