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Ebook Details
  • 07/2016
  • B01EG5NGFA
  • 370 pages
  • $3.49
Paperback Details
  • 07/2016
  • ISBN-10: 0-692-75658-2
  • 404 pages
  • $15.95
VALLEY OF THE KINGS: The 18th Dynasty

In the year 1355 BCE, the land of Egypt was the superpower of the known world. King Tut's father, Akenaten, the so-called 'heretic pharaoh,' and his wife, Queen Nefertiti, are on the verge of catapulting Egypt into a revolution that will forever divide its people and rip the most powerful empire on the earth from its foundation. 

Inspired by the actual Hittite and Amarna letters of 14th century BCE, 'Valley of the Kings: The 18th Dynasty' is an epic novel of intrigue, passion, and betrayal, resurrecting the thrilling story of a singular leader whose beliefs were both visionary and disastrous.

Reviews
In his engaging first book, Coffey breathes life into the pharaohs, kings, queens, and citizens of ancient Egypt and other nations. Set in the 14th century B.C.E., the book is filled with passionate love, violent wars, and political intrigue. It begins with Amenhotep III and his addiction to a fatal drug, and the story continues with his oldest son, Amenhotep IV, who renames himself Akenaten. The new pharaoh’s regrettable decision to separate from Thebes and the kingdom’s pantheon heightens the ongoing battle between royalty and religion, which comes to a head when Akenaten’s chief wife, Nefertiti, declares herself a pharaoh after her husband’s death. She is soon succeeded by her son and the heir to the throne, the young King Tut, who cannot escape his own fate. Gods, priests, and military commanders are entwined with the ruling family as three generations battle through subterfuge, magic, and plague while trying to retain their power. History buffs will recognize the tragic results of treachery, war, and famine and can appreciate insightful details about ancient times, such as when a statue of the disabled Akenaten is created with “perfect deformities that mirrored the shape of a god: his elongated head, neck, and fingers, his newly formed potbelly and wide feminine hips.” Excellent research, amplified by occasional footnotes and supplemented by images, adds believability to this fictionalized history. (BookLife)
Kirkus Reviews

“Certainly a must for Egyptophiles; transcends its historical genre and is sure to delight anyone who has ever heard of Tut, Nefertiti, pharaohs, pyramids, or mummies."

Pacific Book Review

“A fascinating generational epic, historical and factual but beefed up with drama and intrigue for a story that spills blood and gold that shimmers in the brutal Egyptian sun.” 

News
04/13/2016
A new KindleScout winner!

Valley Of The Kings: The 18th Dynasty" selected for publication by Kindle Scout!

05/21/2016
‘Best Historical Fiction’ winner of the 2016 Pacific Book Awards

Valley Of The Kings:The 18th Dynasty wins ‘Best Historical Fiction’ in the 2016 Pacific Book Awards!

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 07/2016
  • B01EG5NGFA
  • 370 pages
  • $3.49
Paperback Details
  • 07/2016
  • ISBN-10: 0-692-75658-2
  • 404 pages
  • $15.95

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