An epic new novel of Ancient Egypt, from the Master of Historical Adventure, Wilbur Smith.
FROM THE RUINS OF BATTLE
A HERO MUST RISE
FOR THE FUTURE OF EGYPT
Years of Hyksos rule have seen once-mighty Egypt brought to its knees. Though the two kingdoms have now been reunited by the armies of the true Pharaoh, his power is fragile as some seek to take advantage of the turmoil created by the overthrow of the Hyksos. Desperate to unite Egypt under Pharaoh's rule, the great mage Taita sends his protege, Piay, to discover the answer to a millennia-old riddle which has the power to secure the fate of both kingdoms for ever.
But in the tumult of war, a dark evil has thrived. Malevolent followers of Seth, the god of chaos, are determined to claim this power to serve their own interests, which would set Egypt along a dark path.
The fate of Egypt is at stake. Can Piay prevent their beloved land falling into the hands of those who would see its ruin?