Book Reviews of The Empire of Darkness : A Novel of Ancient Egypt (Jacq, Christian. Queen of Freedom Trilogy. Vol. 1.)

The Empire of Darkness : A Novel of Ancient Egypt (Jacq, Christian. Queen of Freedom Trilogy. Vol. 1.)
The Empire of Darkness A Novel of Ancient Egypt - Jacq, Christian. Queen of Freedom Trilogy. Vol. 1.
Author: Christian Jacq
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ISBN-13: 9780743476874
ISBN-10: 0743476875
Publication Date: 10/1/2003
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Atria
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
I really like Christian Jacq's storytelling. He makes the story of the young Theban princess Ahhotep come alive. Ahhotep is determined to drive the Hykos out of Egypt. I can't wait to find the next two volumes in this trilogy.
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I enjoy reading about ancient Egypt, but this book was less enjoyable than most. It seems to aimed at teenage readers and I found it a bit simplistic at times. The main characters seemed unconstrained by the conventions of the time. Good vs Evil, too black and white. I don't plan to read any of the other books in the trilogy.
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Egypt is a shadow of its former self. An army of barbarians mounted on horse-drawn chariots has swept through the Empire, destroying everything in its path. Known as the Hyksos, these "leaders from foreign lands" have reduced the country of the pharaohs to slavery. Only the city of Thebes resists, protected by the widow of the last pharaoh, Teti the Small. But Teti knows that her reign is limited, that it's only a matter of time before her men succumb to the barbarities of the cruel Hyksos. She has an eighteen-year-old daughter, however: Ahhotep. Fierce, beautiful and courageous, this girl whom history will call "Egypt's Joan of Arc" will never accept defeat. And so she decides to re-ignite the flame of Egyptian resistance. All by herself.