After a gradual and mostly bloodless invasion, Egypt has fallen into the hands of a foreign power known as the Rulers of the Upland. Using subtle means of political power and economic country, plundering its riches and slowly subverting its religion and culture. But there is one family in Thebes, claiming descent from the last true King of Egypt, that cannot accept the rule of the foreign king Apepa. Defying him becomes the only clear option for the persecuted yet proud Seqenenra Tao, Prince of Weset, whose shocking revolt sets in motion a series of events that will either destroy his family or resurrect a dynasty and an entire way of life for Egypt."
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."