An Evil Spirit Out of the West

An Evil Spirit Out of the West

Book - 2003
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'The snake knows when to strike, Mahu. And so do you.'



Known as the Veiled One, the ugly and deformed Akenhaten is a shadowy figure. As a child he is overlooked and despised by his own father. As an adult he is thrust into the political limelight when his elder brother dies.



Mahu, ambitious and ruthless, watches the young prince carve his own path to power. He becomes Akenhaten's alter ego, his protector and confidant, standing by as Akenhaten proclaims that there is only one God, the Aten, and that he, Akenhaten, is that God's only son. Revolution and chaos follow in this dramatic reign filled with fraud, abduction, assassination, betrayal and treachery.



But when Mahu becomes suspicious of Akenhaten's majestic and glorious wife Nefertiti, and the political skill of her brother, Ay, it seems that a hidden and malign influence may also be at work. And then Akenhaten disappears...

Publisher: London : Headline, 2003.
ISBN: 9780755303366
0755303369
Characteristics: 436 pages ;,24 cm.

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Eosos
Aug 17, 2014

I rather enjoyed this book. It tells the story of Akenhaten through the eyes of a subordinate and occasional friend.

This is a curious era in Egyptian history and no matter how many stories I read about it, there always seems to be another way to interpret the people and events that is eminently plausible.

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