A MISSING QUEEN. A DARK GAME OF POWER.
With her husband, Akhenaten, Nefertiti – the most powerful, charismatic and beautiful Queen of the ancient world – rules over an Empire at the peak of its glory and domination.
Together, they have built a magnificent new city in the desert on the banks of the Nile and are about to host kings, dignitaries and leaders from around the Empire for a vast festival to celebrate their triumph.
But suddenly, Nefertiti vanishes.
Rahotep – the youngest chief detective of the Thebes division- can see patterns where others cannot. His unusual talents earn him a summons to the royal court.
With ten days to find the Queen and return her in time for the festival, Rahotep knows that success will bring glory – but if he fails, he and his young family will die…
Rahotep’s adventure continue in Tutankhamun and Egypt: The Book of Chaos…
A KING IN DANGER. A BATTLE TO STAY ALIVE.
On the shadowy city streets the cryptically mutilated bodies of several young people are discovered. These brutal acts are destabilizing a ruthless regime already unstable thanks to corruption and the appalling divide between rich and poor.
Meanwhile, Tutankhamun, at 18, has inherited an empire that should be at the height of power and glory. But he faces only a Court full of conspiracies and plotting, and a bitter struggle for power.
And when his own security is threatened by an intruder in the palace, he needs an outsider he can trust to track down the traitor. Rahotep receives a mysterious invitation to the labyrinthine halls of the Royal Palace.
But what he discovers at the dark heart of power will put his life, and his family, in grave danger. . .
Rahotep’s adventures continue in Egypt: The Book of Chaos. Have you read Nefertiti, his first adventure?
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I’m a huge fan of Wilbur Smith so when I saw this author being compared to him I was instantly intrigued. I was definitely not disappointed as I really enjoyed these two fast paced historical thrillers.
Firstly the author does a great job of setting the scene in these books and I felt completely transported to ancient Egypt so that I could feel the heat and smell all the amazing spices in the markets. I must confess I didn’t know much about Egyptian history before reading these book so I really enjoyed learning more about the pyramids and some of the Egyptian myths.
The mystery part of the stories was very cleverly done with both books starting slowly but gradually getting faster paced as the story continued. I especially liked how Nefertiti was based on a real life mystery as apparently no one is sure where they disappeared to.
Overall I really enjoyed these fantastic books and can’t wait to read more from the series. The author has written a very absorbing, completely intriguing read which I couldn’t put down. I’ll definitely be recommending him to other historical thriller readers.
Huge thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Transworld for my copy of these books via Netgalley.
About The Author:
Nick Drake was born in 1961. He is a screenwriter and an award-winning poet. He has been Literary Associate at the National Theatre and worked with Nicholas Hytner and Nicholas Wright on the stage version of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy.