For Ramses, the "Son of Light, " the coronation hour has arrived. He has everything he needs to become one of the great pharaohs: the love of his royal wife, Nefertari, and that of his powerful mother; his network of friends from youth, and his own ability to rule with a level judgment. And yet the young pharaoh must still protect his throne. For in the shadows, the plots against him multiply. Still outsmarting the traps set by his scheming older brother, Ramses must also ward off the black magic of a mysterious sorcerer and avoid the intrigues of his enemies, the Hittites. The ambushes continue to mount as his defenses slip. To vanquish their adversaries, both seen and unseen, the royal couple builds a Temple that will outlast them all. . . .
On Sale: July 5th 1999