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Nefertiti (Rai Rahotep 1) (SIGNED 1st edition hardback)

Nick Drake

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ISBN 10: 0593054016 / ISBN 13: 9780593054017
Verlag: Bantam, 2006
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~~SIGNED BY AUTHOR TO TITLE-PAGE~~Nr Fine/Nr Fine 1st impression 1st ed 2006 Bantam hardback, unclipped DJ in protective sleeve. Signed and dedicated 'To John, Forgive me, Best wishes, Nick Drake'. A little dulling to pages, light spine end rub and slight spine lean else near fine and unmarked. Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780593054017. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 031726. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 031726

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She is called 'The Perfect One', the most famous and beautiful woman in the world. Nefertiti rules equally with her husband, the Pharaoh Akhenaten, over the richest, most sophisticated and powerful society in the modern world. At home the wealthy enjoy their hunts and love affairs, their new jewellery and fashions, and invest their money in elaborate tombs for the afterlife. The rest of the population labour on the land as they have done since time began. Yet behind the glorious facades of luxury and pleasure an epic power struggle is taking place; Akhenaten and Nefertiti inaugurate an enlightened new religion, and build a magnificent and mysterious new capital in the desert in which to worship the God of the Sun. The delicate balance of power in Egypt is thrown into confusion; the old priesthood is stripped of its traditional authority and wealth, the army is enraged by the growing turbulence on the country's borders, and the people resent the loss of the ancient Gods. Old alliances are brought into doubt, and generations of inherited power and wealth are suddenly at stake. And then, shortly before the crucial festival to celebrate the new capital, to which rulers and representatives from across the world are invited to attend, Nefertiti suddenly vanishes. Rai Rahotep, the youngest chief detective in the Thebes division, with a rising reputation for his original methods, is secretly assigned by Akhenaten himself to investigate. He has ten days to find the Queen and return her in time for the celebrations. Success will bring glory but if he fails, he and his family will die...

Rezension: "An exciting and atmospheric thriller...Full of surprises from the very first line...Takes the readers on a magical mystery tour through palaces, secret passages, tombs and torture chambers" ( Evening Standard)

"A richly written and historically intriguing evocation of Ancient Egypt....a genuinely ripping yarn" ( The Times)

"His investigation is well-plotted, the environment cleverly, credibly evoked and the characters could have sprung in 3D from their painted sarcophagi" ( Literary Review)

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Titel: Nefertiti (Rai Rahotep 1) (SIGNED 1st ...

Verlag: Bantam

Erscheinungsdatum: 2006

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: Near Fine

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine

Auflage: First Edition.

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