A chance discovery in Syria reveals answers to the mystery of the
ancient Egyptian sun-king, the heretic Akhenaten and his beautiful wife
Nefertiti. Inscriptions in the tomb of his sister Beketaten, otherwise
known as Scarab, tell a story of life and death, intrigue and warfare,
in and around the golden court of the kings of the glorious 18th
The narrative of a young girl growing up at the centre of
momentous events - the abolition of the gods, foreign invasion and the
fall of a once-great family - reveals who Tutankhamen's parents really
were, what happened to Nefertiti, and other events lost to history in
the great destruction that followed the fall of the Aten heresy.
Max Overton follows his award-winning trilogy of ancient Greece (Lion of
Scythia, The Golden King, Funeral in Babylon) with the first book in
another series set in Egypt of the 14th century B.C.E. Meticulously
researched, the book unfolds a tapestry of these royal figures lost in
the mists of antiquity.