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Friday, July 1, 2011

City of the Dead

Deep in the heart of Egypt where the worship of the gods of Ra and Osiris is common practice, murders are happening. In the wake of the discovery of the body, a golden death mask is being left behind on the victim. The people being murdered are the high ranking official of Pharaoh, Mentu who was in charge of building Khufu's giant pyramid and then the Queen herself, Merit.

The Grand Vizier, Hemiunu, wants to find out just who the killer is and have them brought to justice, but the Pharaoh wants to make sure that the pyramid project remains on target as well as having the Queen's pyramid finished before the purification process on her boy is complete within 70 days. It appears his focus is abit jaded and Hemi vows that Egypt will not remain stable unless justice is served and more murders continue.

Using what little skills exist in that time frame, he begins to unwrap the details of the murders focusing on the craftsman who created the gold death masks recovered on both bodies. When he is provided with a name of someone, he believes he is one step closer, until he learns that he is dead as well.

Woven in the time of Ancient Egypt before the great pyramids are finished, City of the Dead by T.L. Higley once more immerses the reader into a history of great riches and mystery. Captivated by the details in the story based on intense research into the burial practices to the building of the ancient pyramids themselves, we, the reader, can feel a part of what happened so many thousands of years ago and perhaps solve the mystery ourselves.

I received this Kindle edition of the book to review on my own and once more love the details as well as the characters themselves in this rich historical fiction. This is my third book by T.L. Higley and it won't be my last! I rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars and can't wait to read the next book in this series of the seven wonders of the ancient worlds. This is the second book in the series. This book is available on paperback and eBook formats for your reading pleasure.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review and the tip on the kindle special. I liked Pompeii and will check this one out.


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