Out Of The Black Land: A Susan Callisto Mystery by Kerry GreenwoodOut Of The Black Land: A Susan Callisto Mystery by Kerry Greenwood

Out Of The Black Land: A Susan Callisto Mystery

byKerry Greenwood

Paperback | February 1, 2013

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PW Pick 2013
Australian author Greenwood, having made a name for herself with the lighthearted Phryne Fisher series, succeeds brilliantly with this gripping thriller set in ancient Egypt." -Publishers Weekly Starred review
Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt is peaceful and prosperous under the dual rule of the Pharaohs Amenhotep III and IV, until the younger Pharaoh begins to dream new and terrifying dreams.
Ptah-hotep, a young peasant boy studying to be a scribe, wants to live a simple life. But Amenhotep IV appoints him Great Royal Scribe, and he is soon surrounded by bitterly envious rivals and enemies.
The child-princess Mutnodjme sees her beautiful sister Nefertiti married off to the impotent young Amenhotep. But Nefertiti must bear royal children.
The Pharaoh's shrinking army under the daring teenage General Horemheb guards the Land of the Nile from enemies on every border. But a far greater menace impends.
The newly renamed Akhnaten plans to suppress the worship of all other gods in the Black Land. His horrified court soon realize that the Pharaoh is not merely deformed, but irretrievably mad; and that the greatest danger to the Empire is in the royal palace itself.
Kerry Greenwood was born in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray and after wandering far and wide, she returned to live there. She has degrees in English and Law from Melbourne University and was admitted to the legal profession on the 1st April 1982, a day which she finds both soothing and significant. Kerry has written three series, a n...
Title:Out Of The Black Land: A Susan Callisto MysteryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:478 pagesPublished:February 1, 2013Publisher:SourcebooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1464200408

ISBN - 13:9781464200403


Editorial Reviews

Three young people living in the time of Egypt's 18th Dynasty become a force to be reckoned with.~~~As powerful forces fight for control, the fate of the nation hangs in the balance.~~~From the often wildly differing conclusions of professional Egyptologists, Greenwood, best known for her mysteries (Unnatural Habits, 2013, etc.), has fashioned a fascinating, plausible and erotic tale. (starred review)