Nefertiti

Nefertiti

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Nefertiti is the most powerful, charismatic and beautiful Queen of the ancient world. With her husband, Akhenaten, she rules over an Empire at the peak of its glory and domination. Together, they have built a magnificent new city in the desert on the banks of the Nile. They are about to host kings, dignitaries and leaders from around the Empire for a vast festival to celebrate their triumph. But suddenly, Nefertiti vanishes. Rahotep is the youngest chief detective of the Thebes division; a 'Seeker of Mysteries' who knows about shadows and darkness, and who can see patterns where others cannot. His unusual talents earn him a summons to the royal court. Rahotep is given ten days to find the Queen and return her in time for the festival. Success will bring glory - but if he fails, he and his young family will die ...Closely based on historical research, "Nefertiti" tells the hidden story of the crimes, mysteries and secrets of the dark game of power played out against the vast panorama of a society in revolution.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 130 x 199 x 29mm | 304g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2
  • 0552152447
  • 9780552152440
  • 312,758

Review quote

"An exciting and atmospheric thriller...Full of surprises from the very first line...Takes the readers on a magical mystery tour through palaces, secret passages, tombs and torture chambers" Evening Standard "A richly written and historically intriguing evocation of Ancient Egypt...a genuinely ripping yarn" The Times "His investigation is well-plotted, the environment cleverly, credibly evoked and the characters could have sprung in 3D from their painted sarcophagi" Literary Reviewshow more

About Nick Drake

Nick Drake was born in 1961. He is an award-winning poet and screenwriter. He is also Literary Associate at the National Theatre.show more

Review Text

"A richly written and historically intriguing evocation of Ancient Egypt....a genuinely ripping yarn"show more

Back cover copy

EGYPT 1800 BC 'Power is like fire. It consumes everything. And when it is gone, all that's left is ash.' Meet Rai Rahotep, the youngest chief detective of the Thebes division, a man who knows about shadows and darkness and who can determine patterns where others cannot. His unusual talents earn him a summons to the royal court of Akhenatan at the great new capital rising out of the desert where a festival is planned to celebrate the new religion dedicated to the Sun God. But just days before the festival is due to begin, the royal consort Nefertiti goes missing and Rai is brought in to solve the case. He has ten days to find the Queen and return her in time for the celebrations. Success will bring glory - but if he fails, he and his family will die ... 'Full of surprises from the very first line...Takes the reader on a magical mystery tour through palaces, secret passages, tombs and torture chambers' Evening Standard 'A richly written and historically intriguing evocation of Ancient Egypt...A genuinely ripping yarn' The Times 'His investigation is well plotted, the environment cleverly, credibly evoked and the characters could have sprung in 3D from their painted sarcophagi' Literary Reviewshow more

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1,634 ratings
3.39 out of 5 stars
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4 29% (468)
3 35% (566)
2 16% (259)
1 4% (63)
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