The King's Man: Volume Three Of The King's Man Trilogy

Paperback | February 28, 2012

byPauline Gedge

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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.

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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 intr...

PAULINE GEDGE is the award-winning and bestselling author of thirteen previous novels, ten of which are inspired by Egyptian history. Her first, Child of the Morning, won the Alberta Search-for-a-New-Novelist Competition. In France, her second novel, The Eagle and the Raven, received the Jean Boujassy award from the Société des Gens de...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 7.5 × 4.28 × 1.74 inPublished:February 28, 2012Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another splendid finale Pauline Gedge is a master at her craft. She writes ancient Egypt as if she were standing right there in the thick of it. And so, you feel as if you are part of the book as well. Gedge becomes her characters. The come alive with a clarity and realism that I find to be unique to a select few writers of historical fiction. Too many try to impose modern values, morals and feelings on their characters. Gedge accepts that ancient Egyptians saw the world in a very different way, and so when you read her books you don't feel squeamish when a brother and sister marry, or when the pharaoh marries his 100th wife. It's a skilled author who can make you believe there is nothing wrong with that. Anyone with an interest in Egypt should read this book about one of the most notable men in the country's history.
Date published: 2011-07-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Decent Summer Read In the conclusion to The King's Man trilogy, Pauline Gedge continues Huy's quest to uncover the truth of the Book of Thoth while handling the increasing burden of Egypt's governance. Written with Gedge's usual attention to character and environmental detail, the book definitely transports the reader to ancient Egypt. However, for me the overall arc of the story lacked the kind of tension we usually find in Gedge's other books. The King's Man is a good read, but not quite up to Gedge's usual standards. Still, recommended for a good summer escape.
Date published: 2011-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Conclusion Ah, Huy. I love you. I'm sad to see you go. As with all of Pauline Gedge's work, once again I was pulled into a wonderful, fantastically realistic world and thus was reluctant to leave it once the story was told. I had read The Twelfth Transforming long before this trilogy, so I know what happens to the ones Huy eventually leaves behind, and thus I found it frustrating to deal with his hesitation to do the right thing. And yet...it wouldn't be Huy if he hadn't hesitated in the end. I loved this trilogy, very much. Huy is wonderful, a flawed and realistic character who is instantly easy to relate to and understandable. I now plan on reading the Twelfth Transforming once more with a new and in-depth understanding of all that went on before it. Kudos to you, Ms. Gedge.
Date published: 2011-05-02

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"A mesmerizing tale of ambition, fate and wisdom…. The plot unfolds in stately fashion, with Gedge’s extensive knowledge of Egyptian culture on sumptuous display throughout…. Contemplative in its first half, more taut and dramatic in the second, it is a book to savour, a satisfying conclusion to an impressive and awe-inspiring trilogy." - The Globe and Mail