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Subject: ancient egypt
Date Posted: 7/28/2010 3:36 PM ET
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i'm looking for historicAL fiction on ancient egypt , any help ?i'm more into newer modern day books.



Date Posted: 7/28/2010 3:56 PM ET
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Shaun, Wilber Smith has written an excellent series, beginning with "River God."  Pauline Gedge is another good ancient Egyptian author.  I'm sure the others here will come up with quite a list for you!

Date Posted: 7/28/2010 4:12 PM ET
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There's also The Memoirs of Cleopatra by Margaret George. 

Date Posted: 7/28/2010 4:42 PM ET
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There are also the Michelle Moran books: Nefertiti, The Heretic Queen, Cleopatra's Daughter. I haven't read them, so maybe those who have can opine....

Date Posted: 7/28/2010 6:18 PM ET
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I read Hand of Isis by Jo Graham and really enjoyed it.

Date Posted: 7/28/2010 7:34 PM ET
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I second Wilbur Smith's  Seventh Scroll series there are 4 books VERY good.


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Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 7/28/2010 8:39 PM ET
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There are a couple of Historical mysteries that are good too. Elizabeth Peter's Amelia Peabody. and Linda Robertson has good series too. Don't remember the main character. I would start with Wilbur Smith's River God. It is excellent.

I have read Neffertiti by Michelle Moran it was just fair. The way she two main characters reminds me of the characters from Twilight, shallow.


Date Posted: 7/29/2010 7:10 AM ET
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Along with the others already mentioned, Judith Tarr has written some books about Egypt. Throne of Isis, King and Goddess and Lord of the Two Lands are the titles that come to mind.