Valley Of The Kings: The 18th Dynasty

Valley Of The Kings: The 18th Dynasty

by Terrance Coffey
Valley Of The Kings: The 18th Dynasty

Valley Of The Kings: The 18th Dynasty

by Terrance Coffey


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After the untimely death of his older brother, six-year-old Prince Amenhotep IV becomes the unlikely heir to the Egyptian throne, the most powerful kingship in the ancient world. By the time he becomes pharaoh over a decade later, the growing influence of the wealthy and corrupt Amun priesthood threatens to undermine his sovereignty. Desperate to maintain power, Amenhotep outlaws the Amun religion, renames himself Akenaten, and proclaims himself the living incarnation of a single, all-powerful deity - the Aten, or sun. With the help of his headstrong mother, Queen Ty, and his beautiful wife, Nefertiti, Akenaten erects a new capital in the desert and entices thousands of citizens to uproot their lives and join him there. But the magnificent new capital harbors a host of new threats: betrayals, curses, conniving relatives, murderous jealousies, plagues, famine, hidden heretics, and foreign enemies. Inspired by the Hittite and Amarna letters of the 14th century B.C.E., Valley of the Kings: The 18th Dynasty is a novel of intrigue, passion, and betrayal, resurrecting the thrilling story of a singular leader whose beliefs were both visionary and disastrous.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692756584
Publisher: Helm House
Publication date: 07/26/2016
Series: Dynastic , #1
Pages: 406
Sales rank: 720,086
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Terrance Coffey is an award-winning author, screenwriter, and music composer-producer with a predilection for Egyptian history. He has written numerous short stories, screenplays, television pilots, and even Coca-Cola music jingles. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Terrance now lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia.
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