Two Horizons

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Great Pyramid, rival priests, romance with a harem (perhaps royal) woman, and jealous Queen prey on God-king Khufu. In parallel to Khufu’s labors, Mehi labors to absolve his family’s crime by self-sacrifice as a pyramid worker. The crime also burdens his love for An-khi, a governor’s daughter who aspires to be governor herself. Will Mehi save Khufu from his enemies, including Mehi’s own brother? More
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Review by: Steve Cary on March 25, 2013 :
For even the most engaged historian, Ancient Egypt always seems to pull us toward the mysterious. Set in Khufu's Egypt, the time of the old Kingdom, Hank Lawson's 'Two Horizons' does a wonderful job of bringing this period to life. I had the chance to read the manuscript over a year ago in a different format and found it compelling reading start to finish. Most notably to me was the author's ability to blend perfectly the very foreign lives of two ancient Egyptians (a Pharaoh and commoner) while still bringing a deep understanding of their humanity. They are equally as far from our own era, but as close as our own hearts. I found it to be a profound meditation on loyalty and love. The writing is strong in both scene and summary, with a plot that keeps the reader focused and carried along with the lives of the characters. It is a fine novel, and one that does not disappoint.

-Steve Cary
Adjunct Faculty in History
Cardinal Stritch University
Milwaukee, WI
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