One name evokes the essence of ancient Egypt: Ramses, the legendary king who reigned for more than sixty years. For now, Ramses is only fourteen years old, and his father, Seti, a pharaoh worshipped by his people, has made Egypt the most powerful empire in the world. But who will be his heir? His eldest son, Shaanar, corrupt and calculating, or Ramses, fiery and passionate? In a secret rite, Seti initiates his younger son to supreme power. And from then on, the tests and traps multiply, putting Ramses in grave--sometimes mortal--danger. And then there is the distraction of choosing between the women he loves--the exuberant, beautiful Iset and the mysterious Nefertari. Soon, Ramses will come to realize that his friends--the hotheaded Hebrew, Moses; the snake charmer, Setau; and the scholar, Ahmeni--are the only people he can truly trust.
On Sale: June 22nd 1999