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jul 9, 2009, 5:36am

I love everything fictional and non fictional need some recommendations on new reading material.
I have not entered my entire library it will take some time. hope someone can help.I like books set in ancient eygpt

jul 9, 2009, 5:42am

Not knowing what you have read. I recommend going to the search tab and entering the tagmash ancient egypt, fiction. There are over 150 books listed if you do this.

jul 9, 2009, 11:11am

There is a group called Egyptian Fiction Galore

This thread has suggestions

jul 9, 2009, 6:32pm

I read all Christian jacq, paul doherty, lauren haney,pauline Gedge, lYnda S. Robinsons,wilbur smith, judith tarr ,suzanne frank, nick drake ,michelle moran, margret george,dianne hofmeier, Duncan sprott ,Moyrra caldecottand waltari novels on anchient egypt any help for new material ohh I forgot Anton Gill

jul 10, 2009, 12:30am

Have you read the Reluctant God by Pamela F. Service? It moves back and forth between modern-day America and Ancient Egypt.

Redigerat: jul 10, 2009, 4:53am

Cheops: A cupboard for the sun by Paul West
Kleopatra and Pharaoh by Karen Essex
Voices From the Other World: Ancient Egyptian Tales, Rhadopis of Nubia, Thebes at War, Akhenaton*, by Naguib Mahfouz
The Eye of Horus by Carol Thurston
The Book of the Dead by Douglas Preston
The Egyptologist by Arthur Phillips
King of Egypt, King of Dreams by Gwendolyn MacEwen
Pharaoh Fantastic Edited by Martin Greenberg
Moses: Prince of Egypt by Howard Fast
When We Were Gods by Colin Falconer
A God Against the Gods: Return to Thebes by Allen Drury (2 novels)
Cleopatra's Heir, Render Unto Caesar by Gillian Bradshaw
Year of the Hyenas and Day of the False King by Brad Geagley
Khai of Khem by Brian Lumley (SF)
Men of Bronze by Scott Oden
The Valley of the Kings by Cecelia Holland

Some of these are split between the modern day and ancient Egypt, and some only have a small part concerning Egypt.
* Touchstone brings up foreign language edition, but there is one in English.

You said you have read Pauline Gedge, but she has two newish books out:
The Twice Born and Seer of Egypt They seem to be only published in Canada, but are available on Amazon

Also Michelle Moran has a new book Cleopatra's Daughter which is out in the UK but not yet released in the US.

Nick Drake's new one seems to be only available in the UK

Thats all I can come up with now. I will post more later if they come to me.

jul 10, 2009, 5:10am

Just thought of another

Ancient Evenings by Norman Mailer

jul 10, 2009, 9:04am

The Memoirs of Cleopatra is a big, fat, utterly absorbing novel by the (IMNVHO) queen of historical fiction.

jul 10, 2009, 4:11pm

I already read Twice Born and The Seer of egypt ,Got Tutankamun by Nick Drake, Men Of Bronze,Year of the Hyena, But thank you I can go on Amazon and do some shopping.

jul 10, 2009, 4:12pm

Already have that one, thank you and I have Ancient Evenings and absolutly hated it.

jul 10, 2009, 5:04pm

I thought Ancient Evenings was dry and not really a fun read, but I didn't hate it.

The second Brad Geagley book does take place in Babylon, but its still the Egyptian investigator and I enjoyed it more than the first one.

jul 10, 2009, 5:30pm

I also recently read The Hand of Isis by Jo Graham which is a Cleopatra book.

And Colleen McCullough has a wonderful HF series The Masters of Rome that is set at the end of the Roman Republic. The last couple of books involve Egypt. The series isn't done, but the author is not able to see very well anymore and has said that makes it very difficult to do the necessary research, so I don't know if there will be more or not.

First Man in Rome
The Grass Crown
Fortune's Favorites
Ceasar's Women
The October Horse (Includes Cleo)
Antony and Cleopatra

They are very good, and quite complex in terms of characters, history and plot, so I don't know if you could really only read the last 2 and 'get' everything.

Good luck and hope you enjoy.

jul 13, 2009, 11:33pm

I just got a book that is about Ancient Egypt, Amarna after Akhenaten. It is called The City of Refuge by Diana M. Wilder, ISBN: 0-75962-562-X. So far I am the only one who has it on LT. I think it is self-published, so I have no idea of the quality, but I got a used copy from Amazon.

Redigerat: jul 14, 2009, 2:47pm

I have the following on my wish list and haven't purchased them, so I can't say anything about the quality. Some have been hanging around a while because they are either self-published or suspected to be. Some are not, but are new and still in hardcover. I don't buy books until they are published in paper. Some are just there and I have no great rush to get them.

Remembering Hypatia: A Novel of Ancient Egypt
by Brian Trent. About a real scholar (Hypatia) and studying at the Library in Alexandria.

Egyptian Woman by Hilary Wilson
(Out of print) Everyday Life in Thebes

Pharaoh's Son by Diana Wilder
Another self published book, Set in Memphis during the reign of Ramses II.

Warrior Pharaoh by Richard Gabriel
Life of Tutmose III by his scribe. Could be self-published

Lords of the Two Lands by Chaz Desowl, this is self published

Amenhotep, Son of Hapu by Blake Willey, Self Published

The Woman Who Would Be Pharaoh by William Klein

The Pharaoh's Barber by Marianne Luban, self published

jul 17, 2009, 3:09pm

I just ordered amunhotep son of hapu by blake wiley it comes in two parts will let you know what they are like once I read them

jul 17, 2009, 3:33pm

Cool. Good luck.