The King's Man

The King's Man

Book - 2011
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Twelve-year-old Amunhotep III has ascended the throne to become pharaoh of Egypt, the richest empire on earth. The boy's mother is regent, and she has brought to court the renowned seer, Huy, son of a humble farmer, to act as scribe and counsel to her royal son. It's a position of power and responsibility, one that is fraught with intrigue and the lure of corruption. For it is Huy who controls the treasury, the military, and all construction and taxation--and perhaps most important, it is Huy who chooses the young pharaoh's queen. His actions and premonitions, as well as his legendary past, make him very few friends and a great many enemies.

In The King's Man , Huy's rise to power and fame--as chronicled first in The Twice Born and then in Seer of Egypt --reaches its resounding climax.

With her meticulous research and compelling prose, Pauline Gedge transports readers into the ancient and fascinating culture that was Egypt.

Publisher: Toronto : Penguin Canada, 2011
ISBN: 9780143170785
Branch Call Number: GEDG
Characteristics: 628 p.


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Jun 15, 2013

This is the 3rd of the Trilogy. I found that it was not as near interesting as the first two books of the trilogy. This one went on too much about politics and country alliances that really didn't add to the story. It was actually boring and I just skimmed over it. Nearing the end it was sad. Huy's only two true and loyal friends were left from his youth. He finally began to age but it came almost overnight. The greying of the hair and the stiffness of his body. He now knew that his service to Egypt was no longer needed he had fulfilled his duty. His life had purpose that he could of never imagined of attaining in his youth.

debwalker May 17, 2011

"With a succession of well-researched bestsellers, Pauline Gedge has established herself as the pre-eminent novelist writing about ancient Egypt. Her first book, in 1977, was Child of the Morning, a biographical saga about the controversial female pharaoh Hatshepsut. Gedge’s newest trilogy is likewise set during Egypt’s 18th Dynasty, but four generations later, at the pinnacle of its wealth and influence. A mesmerizing tale of ambition, fate and wisdom, The King’s Man is the long-awaited final volume in the series of the same name."
Sarah Johnson
Globe & Mail May 16 2011

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