The Son of Light (Ramses Series #1)

The Son of Light (Ramses Series #1)

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The Son of Light (Ramses Series #1) by Christian Jacq

Historical fiction meets mythology as ancient Egypt comes alive in this monumental epic with over 2 million copies sold around the world.

At fourteen, Ramses, the second son of the Pharaoh Seth, must begin to pass a series of royal tests designed to build his mental and physical prowess-or break him. Is Seth planning to leave the world's most powerful empire to Ramses, and not his corrupt brother, Shaanar? Before he knows it, the younger prince is surrounded by enemies and turning to his friends: Moses, the brilliant young Hebrew; Setau, the snake charmer and mage; Ahmeni; the frail scholar; and Set and Nefertari, the two beautiful women Ramses loves.

And so begins the journey of the hero the world has yet to know... Let the saga begin.

The first in Christian Jacque's bestselling Ramses series, recounting the thrilling story of Ramses, the legendary king who ruled Egypt for more than 60 years. Ramses sets into motion a tapestry of royal intrigue, treacherous plots, and romantic adventures that will keep readers spellbound and hungry for more.

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ISBN-13: 9780446673563
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 11/01/1997
Series: Ramses Series , #1
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 262,709
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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The Son of Light (Ramses Series #1) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
PenelopeSue More than 1 year ago
looking forward to reading more of this series & this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful series keeps you reading and wanting to go to Egypt to visit the temples and tombs. I'm on book IV can't wait to finish. I enjoy how it closely relates to the Bible in many aspects.
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HISBUFF More than 1 year ago
A father and two sons. The older son is a conniving snake. The younger has talent, drive and ethics. The father is pharaoh. Who will inherit the double crown? Where does Moses fit into this? Who gets the keys to the Land Rover? The book started out as a very good action adventure story. The cover demands attehtion. Unfortunately the characters are stale sterotypes and the action drags along. I think the author has talent and will check out another book soon, since I am interested ancient Egypt, in fiction and history. But Ramses the Son of Life did not curl my sandals.
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Momma_D More than 1 year ago
Dense. This book is dense--in a good way though since I really enjoyed the details! The world of ancient Egypt came to life for me in a way not previously experienced through books. I read all five books in the series and this is a great introduction to the following story lines. I was satisfied with the read altogether!
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As much as I would like to recommend this book to others, especially after having read reviews myself before buying the books, I can't. I've read a lot of stories about ancient Egypt and more recently regarding Ramses the Great and this is probably the most unfortunate in my opinion. I hate to say it because Jacques has received good, if not wonderful, reviews, but unless his other books are far better, I can't see why.
His characters and narration are transparent, worse the characters' speech and their costume is so entirely British it hurts; Egyptian's didn't have "a long, fine-featured face, a pencil-thin mustache." His story feels as if he wished it could be in the Royal Palaces of England but he's so enamored by the prospect of Ancient Egypt and its mysteries, he can't restrain himself and lets loose. Especially since this is on a subject that has had so many other novels, let alone research done about it, I can't understand how he came up with the overall design for this book.
Ultimately, I wish this book were better. Just leave something to guess about, hypothesize. There needs to be a good twist at the end. It's so predictable you can guess the end by the first chapters.
If you want a good book about Ancient Egypt, I would suggest these others. Being a student of Classic Civilization, I know these are at least truer to the times they stem from, if not researched in depth, and not to mention a little bit more interesting with plots that actually keep the reader interested in the outcome.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
An absolutely thrilling and in depth look into Ancient Egypt and its Pharoahs. Jacq takes his readers to have a spectacular view of the anicent world! Truly an amazing book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the most adventurous, murder, mystery, love, and betral book i have ever read before! It teaches me about what life was sorta like back in ancient Egypt.
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Man this book was the most boring thing I have ever read in my life. This book need some action.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although not entirely historically accurate, i still found this text to be a well written read. I recommend this text to anyone with an interest in the egyptian pharaohs and rule.