For many years, Thu has lived in exile, writing the tragic history of her life as the favourite concubine of Ramses III and her role in the conspiracy to kill him. A young soldier, Kamen, has read her words and believes her testimony that she was not acting alone. When Kamen shows Thu s manuscript to his general, he unknowingly sets in motion a stirring drama of revenge and punishment, miraculous disclosures, and unexpected vindication. "House of Illusions" is the stunning sequel to the bestselling "House of Dreams," and brings Thu s story to its surprising and dramatic conclusion."
PAULINE GEDGE is the award-winning and bestselling author of thirteen previous novels, ten of which are inspired by Egyptian history. Her first, "Child of the Morning," won the Alberta Search-for-a-New-Novelist Competition. In France, her second novel, "The Eagle and the Raven," received the Jean Boujassy award from the Societe des Gens des Lettres, and "The Twelfth Transforming," the second of her Egyptian novels, won the Writers Guild of Alberta Best Novel of the Year Award. Her books have sold more than 250,000 copies in Canada alone; worldwide, they have sold more than six million copies and have been translated into eighteen languages. Pauline Gedge lives in Alberta."