This is translated from the french, and translations tend to be less than exhilerating writing. This is the first in a series of 4, the series is "Stone of Light", the next 3 are "The Wise Woman", "Paneb the Ardent", and "Place of Truth". This takes place in the 2nd millenium BCE in a real place, now called Deir el-Medina, but they neglect to put a map of the place in the book.
Sandra (Piper) reviewed Nefer the Silent (Stone of Light, Bk 1) on
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I hate to give a book a bad rating, especially when I want someone to select it from my shelf, but this book was AWFUL! I found it poorly wriiten. The characters are unlikable and the story plods along. I very seldom give up on a book, but after reading half way through this one I decided that I have too many great books awaiting me to waste my time on this boring book. But don't take my word for it, order it and see for yourself. It will at least make you appreciate the good books that you read.
Deep in the heart of the Upper Egyptian desert lies a forbidden village where bands of artisans prepare the tombs of the Pharohs. Guarded by a handful of elite soldiers, the hidden city shelters the most precious of treasures: The Stone of Light, a legandary stone of magical power. When a devious military officer schemes to infiltrate the city and capture the stone, his plot is thwarted by an unlikely hero: a desert wanderer who falls into a maze of treachery and betrayel, desire and danger.