Ancient Egypt at its most evocative. Set in the 18th Dynasty, during the reign of the boy pharaoh, Tutankhamun, the series follows his queen, Ankhesenamun as she tries to protect her country and her throne.
As a princess and daughter of the great Pharaoh Akhenaten, Ankhesenpaaten knows she is intended for an important marriage. When the Asiatic Plague takes her mother and one of her sisters, and childbirth steals two other sisters, she finds herself in a position she never expected: Queen of Egypt. But as long as more than one daughter of Akhenaten is alive, Ankhesenpaaten is disposable.
1334 BCE. Eighteenth dynasty Egypt. A country in chaos. A dynasty in peril. A young queen fights to save her throne from the men who control Pharaoh. For readers of historical fantasy who enjoy magical realism and an ancient world setting.
As Ankhesenamun tries to keep control of her throne and her country, the chief advisors tighten their own hold on power. Stripped of all authority and confined to her own chambers, Ankhesenamun finally does the unthinkable — she sends a message to the Hittite king offering the throne to one of his sons. For readers of historical fantasy who enjoy magical realism and an ancient world setting.
Ankhesenamun searches for the Eye of Horus, a fabled artefact which supposedly confers ultimate power on the one who wields it. Blending history and fantasy, The Amarna Age series is set in 18th Dynasty Egypt where the old gods have been worshipped for thousands of years and magic is a matter of belief. For readers of historical fantasy who enjoy magical realism and an ancient world setting.
Ankhesenamun now knows the Eye of Horus definitely exists, and she even knows where it was hidden. But even if the gods decide she is worthy to wield the Eye, will the price be more than she can pay? For readers of historical fantasy who enjoy magical realism and an ancient world setting.
Ankhesenamun finally has the Eye of Horus although she has given up almost everything to secure it. She returns to Egypt to reclaim her throne and restore a more humane monarchy. But she underestimates the power of the Eye. It won’t be content with a queen. The Eye wants more. It wants everything. The only thing Ankhesenamun has left to give is herself.
Having released Egypt from Ay’s clutches, Ankhesenamun returns to Crete to try to retrieve Intef from the underworld. But a deal struck with a god, even a minor one like a gate guardian, cannot easily be undone. Once again Ankhesenamun will be tested. Once again she will have to decide just how much she’s willing to give up to achieve her aim.