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Posted March 6, 2008
Should be 2 1/2 stars but I was generous
I like the topic of this book but I found myself craving more detail so that I could picture it for myself and feel like I was there. I don't think that the characters were developed very well either, you don't get a lot of inner thoughts or monologues of the characters, except from maybe the Hyskos leader and his evil minion. They like to 'share' how much pleasure they get from torturing the Egyptians. For example, when Seqen tells Ahhotep that he loves her he just blurts it out with no warning at all. The reader has no idea of what he or Ahhotep are feeling or thinking about each other up to that point. Another example is when Ahhotep meets Titi. She doesn't know who he is or if she can trust him but immediately tells him who she is and what her plans are, seems to me that if times were that dangerous she would at least 'test the waters' a little. I would also have liked to know what was going through her mind at the time. During the same exchange there could have been more details also. Titi asks Ahhotep to describe the Palace so that he knows she is who she says she is. Instead of describing the Palace in detail, the author just says Ahhotep described the Palace to Titi. I would like to know what it took to chase the Hyskos out of Egypt but I don't know if it's worth the price of the next book in this series.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 14, 2011
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