An exciting telling of the story of Ramses, the pharoah of ancient Egypt. This first volume covers Ramses' youth to early adulthood. Although the book could have been condensed somewhat, it's a very fast and interesting story. The characters are well delineated and the descriptions of the times and places help give a sense of verisimilitude.
The books (there are five volumes in all, although they can each stand on their own) have apparently become a phenomenon in France.