By William Klein
"Based on old occasions on the time of Pharaoh Tutankhamun, this meticulously researched novel brings to lifestyles the traditional glory of Egypt and the ruthless women and men who schemed and murdered to rule her"--Provided by way of publisher.
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He didn’t know what to think. Her hair was neatly in place and hung dark and glossy over her shoulders. How much time must her handmaidens have spent brushing it. She wore a colored glass diadem that sparkled in the firelight The food, the way she looked—could this be another trick? Ankhesenpaaten smiled warmly, and her large eyes shone merrily in the candlelight. She set the tray down on a small table and sat next to Tutare on the window bench. “I thought you would like something to eat,” she said.
As before, you will wait for me outside the inn. There will be guards posted there by the patrons to watch their horses and chariots. ” Ankhesenpaaten positioned herself behind an obelisk of the Aten rising out of the stone floor of the courtyard. She watched her two handmaidens walk slowly toward the tall bronze gate. Leta called out a greeting. As the sentries turned, she flattened her body against the obelisk. The deep voices of the sentries sounded surprised at the unexpected company. She knew Leta and Auti well enough to imagine the seductively giddy motion of their bodies bathed in moonlight, and how their eager smiles and large black eyes could gleam with interest.
Tutare got out of the big sagging bed he detested, sat by the window and gazed down at the palace city of Amarna, with its endless villas, gardens, sandstone buildings and courtyards. Everything looked bright in the moonlight. At the town’s edge he could see the high-notched wall of the granary mill, and beyond that, the palace walls, the Nile curling around the edge of the plain, and bone-white sails going upriver on a brisk wind. He was hungry. The Kheri Heb had ordered him to bed early and without dinner.
The woman who would be pharaoh : a novel of ancient Egypt by William Klein