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Condemned at birth because of an ominous prophecy that he would kill his father and breed heirs with his mother, he was spirited away and reared in a distant land. Returning as a young man to claim his Kingship, some say by murdering his father, he had children by his mother, as prophesied. It was believed it was his incest that brought a plague upon his capital city, for which his subjects banished him, blind, into the desert. Not the legend of Oedipus Rex but the fictional autobiography of the Egyptian Pharaoh ...
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Dreams for the Wind

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Overview

Condemned at birth because of an ominous prophecy that he would kill his father and breed heirs with his mother, he was spirited away and reared in a distant land. Returning as a young man to claim his Kingship, some say by murdering his father, he had children by his mother, as prophesied. It was believed it was his incest that brought a plague upon his capital city, for which his subjects banished him, blind, into the desert. Not the legend of Oedipus Rex but the fictional autobiography of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten, in the opinion of Immanuel Velikovsky, the historical precedent to the Greek legend. This is the story of the last twenty-four years of this extraordinary man's life...
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  • BN ID: 2940000109816
  • Publisher: Amber Quill Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 817 KB

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That's when it happened, the thing I can barely describe because my mind would not let me see it all.

The bases of the posts, to which the girl's wrists and ankles were tied, must have been mounted on some mechanism below the floor, for they began to move toward the four corners of the room, resulting in an agonizing further stretching of the girl's body in all directions. And I knew I was witnessing a slow and infinitely more agonizing version of the Camel Death.

I turned away, terrified to watch more. I fled the room, my stomach heaving. But I still caught a glimpse of the Pharaoh, my father, as he threw back his hood. He was smiling a smile of awful satisfaction.

And the shrieks of the girl followed me up the passageway, reaching a terrible screeching climax.

And the silence after that was worse.

I feverishly ran about the throne room, vomiting, and, in my hysteria, forgetting where the passage to my quarters was located. When I found it at last, I flung myself up it, staggered into my bedroom and fell onto the bed sobbing and retching dryly.

That is where Tirhya found me and, despite her repeated questioning as to what was wrong, I could not find the voice to tell her.

I was shuddering and sobbing uncontrollably and, that night, it was Tirhya who held me tightly until, just before dawn, I fell into a quivering, fitful--but, thankfully, dreamless--sleep.

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