Twice Born: The Kings Man Volume 1

Paperback | October 14, 2008

byPauline Gedge

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When Huy is sent away from his family’s farm to a prestigious school for a chance at a better life as a scribe, he is soon befriended by the family of the local governor. But just as Huy starts to feel at home with his aristocratic new friends, an unexpected attack shockingly takes his life. After five days in a crypt being prepared for his own burial, Huy miraculously revives. His mysterious return to life makes him a pariah, and although he longs to lead a normal life, Huy finds himself haunted by visions of the deaths of those around him. An ingenious and suspenseful novel of ancient Egypt, The Twice Born is a treat for all fans of historical or fantasy fiction.

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When Huy is sent away from his family’s farm to a prestigious school for a chance at a better life as a scribe, he is soon befriended by the family of the local governor. But just as Huy starts to feel at home with his aristocratic new friends, an unexpected attack shockingly takes his life. After five days in a crypt being prepared fo...

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:688 pages, 7.53 × 4.24 × 1.82 inPublished:October 14, 2008Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143052926

ISBN - 13:9780143052920

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Twice Born Wow! Pauline's Gedge's portrayal of ancient Egypt is second to none. The picture she paints of everyday Egyptian life is simply incredible. If you want to get lost in ancient Egypt I highly recommend this series. Deep plot lines and intriguing characters will keep you memorized!
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Summer Read As I've stated before, Gedge is my go-to author when I want a dose of absolute escapism. Twice Born lives up to that expectation. As always Gedge's story-crafting is lush, bringing to life the heat and press of ancient Egypt. In this novel Gedge unfolds the story of a god-cursed/blessed boy who, through a violent death and subsequent resurrection, finds himself the unwilling recipient of the gift of prescience. The underlying story of implaccable destiny is an elegant counterpoint to common human struggles. Well told. Well crafted. A great summer read.
Date published: 2010-08-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing! This is the first book of a trilogy by Pauline Gedge. She is wonderful! She takes you to Egypt and introduces us to Huy. Part 2 is The Seer of Egypt, which is just as amazing, and the 3rd part comes out in October...The King's Man. I can't wait to find out what happens! If you love Egypt and historical novels, I highly recomment this one.
Date published: 2010-04-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ahhh Egypt... I always have and always will enjoy Pauline Gedge's work. She and Wilbur Smith bring the beauty and mystery of Ancient Egypt right to your door and let you sink away into it. The Twice born is the first book in the King's Man trilogy, a series that follows a young boy named Huy who was killed and resurrected by the with the gift of Sight to lead Egypt the way they with it to be led. Huy is resentful of his gift at first and uses it misguidedly, but over time becomes accepting of it and uses his gift to heal the poor in his village and eventually comes under the pharaoh's eye in this book. Thus at the end he begins his journey as the King's Man. I cannot wait for the second one to come out in mass market.
Date published: 2009-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from And now for something entirely new from PG Pauline Gedge is well know for her historical fictions set in ancient Egypt. She has chronicled the lives of some of histories most charismatic and fascinating people. She has done no less with the first book in The King's Man Trilogy. The life of Huy Son of Hapu is one shrouded in mystery and in her own skillful and lyrical way she has given him a voice. She paints a vivid mural of the everyday lives of both peasant and royalty with a mastery that cannot be denied. From the first page we are cast into a world with values and traditions total foreign to our own and yet made to understand them as if they were common place. She translates the most sacred and unknowable magic of the time and turns it into a religion that we can relate to. The Twice Born was nearly impossible to put down. Every chapter draws you deeper into the story. Even if you are reading simply because of a interest in Egyptian culture you will not be let down. She brings it to life. Her research is impeccable and she blends facts with fiction with unparalleled perfection. Read this book!
Date published: 2009-04-12