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Oasis
Pauline Gedge
1569472386
April 2001
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San Francisco Examiner
"Gedge has the talent to resurrect [ancient Egypt] and give it life in all its barbaric brilliance."

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After his father's death, Kamose assumes command of the rebellion of the native princes against their overlords. He makes a perilous sweep up the river Nile toward the delta strongholds of the Hyksos. The costs are heavy in terms of men slain and villages destroyed. The long domination of alien men and their gods has been effectively challenged, but Kamose cannot lead the Egyptians to glory.

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Child of the Morning
Pauline Gedge
0939149850
May 1993
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
While Hatshepsut, Egypt's only woman Pharoah, was considered a god, Gedge portrays her as very much a human being in this fine historical tale. Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
She ruled Egpyt not as Queen but as Pharaoh, 35 centuries ago. Yet her name-Hatshepsut-does not appear in dynastic scrolls, nor is her reign celebrated on monuments. This is the story of the young woman who assumed the throne of Egypt, mastered the arts of war and government, lived her life by her own design, and ruled an empire-the only woman Pharaoh in history. "A rich pageant."-Wall Street Journal


Hippopotamus Marsh
Pauline Gedge
1569472203
October 1900
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Launching a trilogy chronicling the struggles of an ancient Egyptian dynasty, veteran historical novelist Gedge (Lady of the Reeds) lays the groundwork for a saga steeped in intrigue and treachery. This volume opens with Seqenenra, Prince of Weset and descendant of the original rulers of Egypt, chafing under the reign of Apepa, Lord of Two Lands, who controls Upper and Lower Egypt capriciously from his seat of power in the Nile Delta. Apepa is threatened by Seqenenra's royal lineage and mounts a campaign of harassment and humiliation. As missives from the faraway leader become increasingly irrational, including a demand to slaughter the hippopotamuses of Weset because "the noise of their bawling is in my august ears day and night," an indignant Seqenenra plans an insurrection with the help of his twin sons,...


House of Illusions
Pauline Gedge
1559212004
June 1997
Hardcover
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From Kirkus Reviews
Ancient history comes alive and stays that way as Thu, the Egyptian peasant in Lady of the Reeds (1995) who became a pharaoh's concubine and was then banished, now triumphantly vindicates herself. Like its predecessors, this fifth in a series is set at the height of ancient Egypt's influence. Gedge excels at setting the scene and subtly evoking a sense of the period as she tells a timeless story of greed, love, and revenge--a story that picks up 17 years after Thu has been banished to her native village of Aswat for her part in a plot to murder the Pharaoh Ramses. Kamen, a young soldier and the adopted son of a merchant, now on his way back from Nubia, spends the night in Aswat and is accosted by a blue-eyed woman who asks him to deliver an intricately bound package to the pharaoh. Kamen's companions dismiss the...


The Horus Road: Lords of the Two Lands: Volume 3
Pauline Gedge
1569472602
December 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Chronicling the struggle between Egypt's native kings and the foreign Setiu rulers during the 12th dynasty, Gedge's Lords of the Two Lands trilogy sweeps to completion in this hefty final volume (following The Hippopotamus March and The Oasis). Although readers unfamiliar with the previous novels may peruse the helpful foreword, a list of 62 characters featuring such confusingly similar names as Ahmose, Ahmose-onkh, Ahmose Abana and Ankhmahor may daunt newcomers. Ahmose Tao, youngest son of the first rebel pharaoh, takes up the reins of power against Setiu King Apepa, who has claimed the uplands and caused the death of Ahmose's father and brother. Upon crowning himself King, Ahmose leaves the village of Weset and his sister/wife, Aahmes-nefertari, to lead the army toward Het-Uart, the Setiu royal home. They plan...


The Twelfth Transforming
Pauline Gedge
1559212594
Dec 1998
Paperback
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Lady of the Reeds
Pauline Gedge
1569470723
February 1997
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Like her well-received Child of the Morning, Gedge's atmospheric new historical is a novel of ancient Egypt. Set in the court of Ramses III, it draws considerable narrative energy from the wanton ambitions and unpredictable fortunes of its narrating heroine, Thu. Eschewing the humble life of a peasant girl, Thu persuades her brother to teach her all he learns at the temple school. When Pharaoh's famed seer, the royal physician Hui, anchors in Thu's village of Aswat, the girl steals to his barge hoping to barter herself for a glimpse into the future. Impressed by her courage and innate ability, Hui makes Thu his apprentice physician. Before long, Thu, though not yet 15, is called upon to treat the ailments of Pharaoh himself. Charmed by the aggressively capable and fiercely complicated young physician, the...


The Eagle and the Raven: Part 1 of 3
Pauline Gedge
0736608761
February 1986
Audio
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Book Description
Part One Of Three Parts In the first century A.D., the Celts were Britain's fiercest warriors. They lived in tribes, to which they gave aggressive loyalty. Under the tribal code, women hunted and fought alongside men. THE EAGLE AND THE RAVEN spans three generations. First is Caradoc, a king's son, who unites the people of the Raven and leads them against Rome. Eurgain, his wife, alone for months at a time, betrays Caradoc with his best friend. Gladys, Caradoc's warrior sister, falls in love with the Roman general who is her captor. Aricia, queen of the north joined Rome. Finally Boudicca, a strong-willed woman, carries to its conclusion the cause that is Caradoc's legacy.

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