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The Hippopotamus Marsh: Lord of the Two Lands: Volume I (Lords of the Two Lands, Volume 1)

2 Ratings: 3.0
A book by Pauline Gedge

YA-This first volume in a projected trilogy chronicles the rise of the Eighteenth Dynasty in ancient Egypt. As the story begins, the "Two Lands"-upper and lower Egypt-have been under the rule of the Hyksos, canny invaders from Asia Minor, for 200 years. … see full wiki

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Author: Pauline Gedge
Publisher: Soho Press
2 reviews about The Hippopotamus Marsh: Lord of the Two...
review by . June 28, 2003
Pauline Gedge again recreates an Egypt long gone in this first book in a wonderfully detailied trilogy about the reclaiming of Egypt's throne by the Taos: Seqenenra, and his three sons, Si-Amun, Kamose and Ahmose from the Hyksos that wear the two crowns. Seqenenra and his family lives in relative peace far from the influence of the usuper's court, yet he seethes within from the indignity of being a true Prince of Egypt that will neve be king. Add to this the Hyksos king, Apepa's fear that Seqenenra …
review by . July 14, 2001
Although rather slow and ponderous during its initial 40%, this book paints a full and realistic picture of the world of ancient Egypt and its noble houses. One gets a real feel for the time and place in which these people passed their lives and of the cultural attitudes and values which might have driven them. This is the tale of the gradual awakening of the ancient royal house of Egypt to a "need" to confront the ruling Hyksos who have held power over the land, as the story opens, for the preceding …
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