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Pillar of fire

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This monumental novel of ancient Egypt is set during the turbulent reigns of the Pharaoh Akhenaten and his successors. The story unfolds through the eyes of Nofret, a slave girl, who comes to know more of the king and of his city than most.

Egypt s long history has no more mysterious reign than that of Akhenaten, disciple of the One God, the Aten. Akhenaten abolished the worship of all other gods in Egypt and built a city devoted to the Aten, ruling for a decade of increasing civil unrest. Without a son of his own, he was forced to accept his brother, Smenkhkare, as co-pharaoh.

Akhenaten died mysteriously, and the young boy-king Tutankhaten became co-pharaoh with Smenkhkare. Within a few months, much of the royal family was dead of plague, and Tutankhaten took the name by which he is known to history: Tutankhamon.

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Brought in chains as a slave girl to the court of ancient Egypt, Nofret knew intimately the key players in an extraordinary era: the pharaoh Akhenaten, who defied the ancient Egyptian deities to worship the One True God; his beautiful queen, Nefertiti; Tutankhamon, the young boy-king murdered in a ruthless struggle for power; Johanan, the handsome young Hebrew laborer who captured her heart and made her a traveler on a miraculous journey; and the legendary prophet and lawgiver who came out of the desert to defy Egypt's power and lead his people out of captivity.

Acclaimed as one of the finest authors of historical novels today, Judith Tarr has crafted a daring and provocative new interpretation of a crucial turning point in human history.

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subject_facet Akhenaton, -- King of Egypt -- Fiction, Bible. -- O.T. -- History of Biblical events -- Fiction, Egypt -- History -- Eighteenth dynasty, ca. 1570-1320 B.C. -- Fiction, Moses -- (Biblical leader) -- Fiction
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