Out of the Black Land

Out of the Black Land

Audiobook CD - 2013
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Ptah-hotep, a peasant studying to be a scribe, is appointed by Amenhotep IV as court scribe, where he is surrounded by envious rivals and enemies. Child princess Mutnodjme sees her beautiful sister Nefertiti married to the impotent young pharaoh, while the ladies of the court devise a shocking plan to ensure Nefertiti bears royal children.
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., [2013]
Edition: CD edition.
Copyright Date: ℗2013
ISBN: 9781470836894
1470836890
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 14 audio discs (17 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

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ChristchurchLib Aug 24, 2014

Unexpectedly elevated to the rank of Great Royal Scribe, peasant boy Ptah-hotep serves the pharaoh Akhnaten -- formerly Amenhotep IV -- who has renounced Egypt's traditional pantheon in favor of the sun god Aten. Meanwhile, Ptah-hotep's lover Kheperren enters the employ of General Horemheb and observes his master's attempts to defend the Black Land. But invaders present only one threat to the realm's survival: at court, Queen Nefertiti conspires with her sister Mutnodjme to conceive a royal heir whom she can pass off as the child of her sterile husband, even as opponents of the pharaoh's religious reforms plot to end his reign. Out of the Black Land is an intricate, suspenseful study of the political machinations and courtly intrigue of Egypt's Eighteenth Dynasty. Historical Fiction newsletter August 2014.

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