Murder at the God's Gate (Lord Meren Series #2)

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In year five of his reign, fourteen-year-old Pharaoh Tutankhamun is beset by problems: The Hittites are encroaching, and several of Egypt's vassal states have fallen because of the neglect of his late brother, the heretic Akhenaten. The priests of Amun, whose power rivals that of the pharaoh, are bitter, filled with resentment against the young king whose dead brother tried to destroy them. For Lord Meren, the pharaoh's confidential inquiry agent, the unrest and whispering are clear threats to Tutankhamun's life....
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In year five of his reign, fourteen-year-old Pharaoh Tutankhamun is beset by problems: The Hittites are encroaching, and several of Egypt's vassal states have fallen because of the neglect of his late brother, the heretic Akhenaten. The priests of Amun, whose power rivals that of the pharaoh, are bitter, filled with resentment against the young king whose dead brother tried to destroy them. For Lord Meren, the pharaoh's confidential inquiry agent, the unrest and whispering are clear threats to Tutankhamun's life. When Meren's spy at the temple at Thebes dies in a spectacular accident, the threat takes on new force. While Meren's son, Kysen, leads the temple investigation, the Eyes and Ears of Pharaoh embarks on a dangerous enterprise, not only challenging the priests but protecting Tutankhamun from the traitors scheming within the walls of his own court.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
More than the sum of its parts, this second (following 1994's Murder in the Place of Anubis) in the series featuring ancient Egypt's Lord Meren, advisor to the court of Tutankhamun, is a compelling narrative comprised of vividly depicted background and characters and a well-plotted mystery. When Unas, a priest at the Temple of Amun, falls to his death from a colossal unfinished statue of the young king, Meren sends his adopted son Kysen to investigate. Unas's death, although raising suspicions in the deeply political court, appears to be accidental until another priest is killed by cobras hidden in his box of writing materials. As Meren tries to determine why someone would kill holy ones, Tut confirms his intention to lead his army on a campaign to secure the country's borders. His advisors, including Meren, wonder how they can tell the 14-year-old god that he is too young to go into battle. Breathing life into her scholarship through deft characterization and lucid plotting, Robinson frees her cast from frieze-like immobility, allowing Meren and Kysen to solve the murders and ferret out the source of the unrest at court. (Feb.)
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Young King Tutankhamun's chief adviser/agent Lord Meren, known to some as the Falcon, investigates the murder of a priest in a temple dedicated to the teenaged Tut. Robinson (Murder in the Place of Anubis, LJ 2/1/94) surrounds Meren with palace and temple intrigue, authentic details of daily life, and frequent mention of a wide assortment of indigenous animals, such as hippos, elephants, crocodiles, vultures, etc., which are often used to denote character traits. Fans of historical mysteries should enjoy Meren's investigatory techniques and will welcome the reappearance of his adopted son, Kysen.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345395313
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/1/1996
  • Series: Lord Meren Series , #2
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 279
  • Product dimensions: 4.21 (w) x 6.86 (h) x 0.79 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2006

    Great Series

    Although I enjoy history and mysteries, I hadn't read much about ancient Egypt. The Lord Meren series is fast paced, with a good storyline and good characterization. I would recommend reading them in order, although the author does refer to the backstory in the subsequent books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2000

    Another great book out of a series!

    I'm really into Ancient Egypt, particulary the Later 18th Dynasty. Lynda S. Robinson paints great images into my head of how it must have looked. This was the first Lord Meren book I read and I was really impressed so I bought the whole series. I'm really looking forward to her next book coming out next June.

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