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The time has come for the final confrontation. Appointed supreme magistrate and first minister of Egypt, Pazair and his wife Neferet must join forces against the Finance Minister, Pazair's sworn enemy, who now openly presents himself as spokesman for the conspirators who plan to overthrow Ramses the Great in order to seize supreme power. The situation appears desperate. By The time has come for the final confrontation. Appointed supreme magistrate and first minister of Egypt, Pazair and his wife Neferet must join forces against the Finance Minister, Pazair's sworn enemy, who now openly presents himself as spokesman for the conspirators who plan to overthrow Ramses the Great in order to seize supreme power. The situation appears desperate. By undermining the economy and directing it towards the law of profit alone, the conspirators are attempting to destroy the values which form the bedrock of Egyptian civilisation. Determined to make a stand, the tjaty and his wife attempt to loosen the conspirators' stranglehold and identify the murderer of their spiritual master. But allies are few and far between. Where is Pazair's blood brother, Suti, who has escaped from his Nubian prison? After several fruitless attempts, will the mysterious "shadow-eater" succeed in eliminating Pazair? And who is the real leader of the conspiracy, hiding in the shadows? Who will emerge victorious from this fierce power struggle on which the survival of Egypt depends?


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The time has come for the final confrontation. Appointed supreme magistrate and first minister of Egypt, Pazair and his wife Neferet must join forces against the Finance Minister, Pazair's sworn enemy, who now openly presents himself as spokesman for the conspirators who plan to overthrow Ramses the Great in order to seize supreme power. The situation appears desperate. By The time has come for the final confrontation. Appointed supreme magistrate and first minister of Egypt, Pazair and his wife Neferet must join forces against the Finance Minister, Pazair's sworn enemy, who now openly presents himself as spokesman for the conspirators who plan to overthrow Ramses the Great in order to seize supreme power. The situation appears desperate. By undermining the economy and directing it towards the law of profit alone, the conspirators are attempting to destroy the values which form the bedrock of Egyptian civilisation. Determined to make a stand, the tjaty and his wife attempt to loosen the conspirators' stranglehold and identify the murderer of their spiritual master. But allies are few and far between. Where is Pazair's blood brother, Suti, who has escaped from his Nubian prison? After several fruitless attempts, will the mysterious "shadow-eater" succeed in eliminating Pazair? And who is the real leader of the conspiracy, hiding in the shadows? Who will emerge victorious from this fierce power struggle on which the survival of Egypt depends?

30 review for Shadow of the Sphinx

  1. 5 out of 5

    Xabi1990

    Leído en Agosto de 2011. 7/10. Tercer libro de la trilogía de El Juez de Egipto. Son tres libros no muy largos, con buena ambientación en el periodo de Ramses II. Válido para el 1 (La pirámide asesinada), el 2 (La ley del desierto) y el 3 (la justicia del visir)

  2. 4 out of 5

    Rosaria Sgarlata

    L'ultimo capitolo della Trilogia della Piramide è stato anche quello che mi ha entusiasmato maggiormente. Finalmente Pazair sta per venire a capo del mistero che aleggia intorno alla morte del suo amico Bramir. Diventato visir nella città di Menfi, Pazair è il solo che può salvare il faraone dalla morte e da un fallimento certo. Bel-Tran e sua moglie Silkis sono ormai sicuri della loro ascesa, talmente sicuri di giungere alla vittoria indenni che commettono diversi errori. Primo fra tutti sottova L'ultimo capitolo della Trilogia della Piramide è stato anche quello che mi ha entusiasmato maggiormente. Finalmente Pazair sta per venire a capo del mistero che aleggia intorno alla morte del suo amico Bramir. Diventato visir nella città di Menfi, Pazair è il solo che può salvare il faraone dalla morte e da un fallimento certo. Bel-Tran e sua moglie Silkis sono ormai sicuri della loro ascesa, talmente sicuri di giungere alla vittoria indenni che commettono diversi errori. Primo fra tutti sottovalutare Kem, poliziotto amico e guardia del corpo del visir, e il suo babbuino Uccisore. Tra un viaggio e l'altro per l'Egitto, tra complotti e omicidi, Pazair riuscirà a trovare l'assassino del suo mentore oltre a salvare l'Egitto dal fallimento? Troverà il Testamento degli dèi? Ancora una volta Jacq ci porta in Egitto, ai tempi di Ramses Il Grande. E ancora una volta ho trovato pesanti i dialoghi tra le parti. Intere pagine di botte e risposta di anche un sola parola... sono però riuscita ad apprezzare fino in fondo le descrizioni dei personaggi, dei paesaggi e dei pensieri. La fuga di Suti, per fare un esempio, è descritta in poche frasi ma sufficienti a far capire al lettore la pericolosità della stessa. Non sempre Jacq ha dovuto farcire di particolari i suoi passaggi e di questo lo ringrazio. Neferet continua ad essere il personaggio preferito, con la sua forza e la sua tenacia. Oggi son ben poche le donne che potrebbero competere con lei in quanto a caparbietà e testardaggine. Ribadisco il concetto che se non avete mai letto nulla dell'autore francese Il romanzo della Piramide potrebbe essere un ottimo inizio. #2016bingoreadingchallenge

  3. 4 out of 5

    Neetha Philip

    I love Christian Jacq, and the Judge of Egypt Trilogy was my first series by him! I loved the books for the smpicity in writing, and the author's ability to present a clear image of the setting, not just with the words he chose, but also with his style of writing! I love Ancient Egypt and the judge of egypt opened my eyes to the judicial system, and actually to the brilliance of those who came up with the system. I love Christian Jacq, and the Judge of Egypt Trilogy was my first series by him! I loved the books for the smpicity in writing, and the author's ability to present a clear image of the setting, not just with the words he chose, but also with his style of writing! I love Ancient Egypt and the judge of egypt opened my eyes to the judicial system, and actually to the brilliance of those who came up with the system.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    Great series! Why did it have to end? Boo.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Katka Olajcová

    Dej sa nám začína s postavou, na ktorú som absolútne zabudla... Jarot! Čau, ako si sa mal, čo si robil? Och, začal si pracovať u toho hajzla Beltrana. Uhm, uhm, fajn, fajn... A BUM je mŕtvy. Požil si krásne dve strany. Aký plnohodnotný život! Z Beltrana sa nám pod ťarchou predposlednej strany predchádzajúcej knihy stal úhlavný nepriateľ číslo 1. Znova, oceňujem tento plot twist, ALE Beltran sa zrazu správa tak... ja neviem... nebeltranovsky. A čo mňa osobne teda najviac šokovalo, bola jeho žena S Dej sa nám začína s postavou, na ktorú som absolútne zabudla... Jarot! Čau, ako si sa mal, čo si robil? Och, začal si pracovať u toho hajzla Beltrana. Uhm, uhm, fajn, fajn... A BUM je mŕtvy. Požil si krásne dve strany. Aký plnohodnotný život! Z Beltrana sa nám pod ťarchou predposlednej strany predchádzajúcej knihy stal úhlavný nepriateľ číslo 1. Znova, oceňujem tento plot twist, ALE Beltran sa zrazu správa tak... ja neviem... nebeltranovsky. A čo mňa osobne teda najviac šokovalo, bola jeho žena Silkis. Myslela som si, že je to len drobná trúba, ktorá sa stará len o svoje deti a maškrtný jazyk, ale ona bol tou ženskou časťou sprisahania. Myslela som si, že je to Nenofar (ktorá sa nám tiež záhadne vyparila). Takže, klobúk dolu. Potom sa ale nervovo zrútila a môj obdiv odišiel do teplých krajín. Nechápem len jednej veci. Ak je Beltran na čele sprisahania, ako to že ho Denes a Kadaš nespoznali? Prečo ho nemali radi a bojovali proti jeho úspechu? Či na ich schôdzky chodil v tajnej maske? Ja chcem detaily!!! Paser ako vezír robí, čo môže a šťastne sa vyhýba všetkým pokusom hltača tieňov o jeho zabitie. Pomaličky rozplieta klbko klamstiev a lží, ktorým Beltran obalil všetky časti Egyptskej ríše, a darí sa mu to veľmi dobre. Najlepšie bolo, keď mu na konci doplo, kde je testament bohov. Prakticky som kričala na knihu: "KDE JE?!!! Ako si na to prišiel??? Ááááá!" Bolo to skvelé odhalenie. Neferet si tiež zaslúži chválu, lebo ako hlavná lekárka (a asi aj ako jasnovidka v zácviku) liečila a pomáhala Paserovi, ktorý mal furt chrípku, a Kemovej opici, ktorú FURT niekto zranil. Potom vycítila, že sa Paser uberá správnym smerom a všetko bolo v pohode. A je tu, samozrejme, aj Suti, ktorého osud mi bol absolútne ukradnutý a snažila som sa stránky s ním rýchlo prečítať, aby som sa konečne dostala k veci. Sutiho krátkej dvojriadkovej slepote som sa len smiala. Na plač som bola príliš dehydrovaná. Ešte mi nedá nevyjadriť sa k Hltačovi tieňov. V druhom diele dostal za úlohu Pasera len ZRANIŤ tak, aby nemohol vykonávať svoju funkciu, ale v tejto knihe ho chce stoj čo stoj zabiť, aby „splnil svoju zákazku“. Chlapä, just chill, ok? Nikto ti ho nekázal zabiť, calm your tits! Na záver si myslím, že oscara za herecký výkon musí jednoznačne dostať Kemova opica Zabijak. Všetko vie, všetko cíti, vždy Pasera zachráni a navyše má úžasný zmysel pre... no pre všetko. Jeho vlastnosti najlepšie (podľa mňa) vystihuje úryvok zo strany 203: „Ako policajný dôstojník neznášal, keď sa niekto vysmieval verejnej moci.“ Dúfam, že jej aspoň zdvihli prídavky na žrádlo. Najhoršie na tom je, že som Zabijaka uprostred knihy začala shipovať s Neferetinou opicou Šibalkou (thank you 27. kapitola). Čo ma zarazilo, bola náhla zmena v preklade. Miesto Menofer Memfis a miesto Ramzes Ramses (čo sa dá ospravedlniť), Mentomose miesto Mentmoze a úplne ma v lufte zabilo Izis namiesto Eset, Sesostris I. miesto Senusret I.... Pani prekladateľka, čo sa stalo? Nevytýkala som Vám, že ste miesto Luxor písali Luksor, miesto Rachef Chavrev (alebo tak dáko), ale čo je veľa, to je veľa. Takže... Kde sa stala chyba? A prečo na ďalšej strane je už správne Menofer a Ramzes? Kto opravoval ten text??? (a keď sme už pri tom (a toto je problém všetkých dielov) nie vždy sa pred „ako“ píše čiarka, len keď figuruje ako podraďovacia spojka, ale ak je vo funkcii porovnávacej spojky, čiarka tam nejde! To len tak na okraj...) Tak či tak má táto kniha veľmi veľa gramatických a štylistických chýb. Chýbajú čiarky, niektoré vety nadávajú zmysel , objavujú sa preklepy a často sa zjavuje predložka „v“ na miestach, kde by rozhodne nemala byť. Takže sa pýtam ešte raz... kto robil korektúru??? Ak si tieto "technické" chyby odmyslíme, kniha je taká ako jej predchodkyne. Dej sa postupne vyvíja až do úplného konca a donúti vás rozmýšľať, zvažovať všetky možnosti a hádať, kto je tou vedúcou postavou celého sprisahania. Ja som si teda tipla správne, ale sama som o tej voľbe nebola presvedčená, lebo sa mi to nezdalo možné. Ešte aj Ramzes bol v šoku, tak som aspoň nebola jediná.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Gregory Mele

    The Judge of Egypt trilogy's first two volumes share all of the good and bad of the format's structure: a first volume that was intriguing, set the stage, had a lot of interesting developments, but left us more or less totally in the dark as to what was really going on -- but wanting more. The second volume advanced the story, but really ends with a big reveal -- the true villain of the story -- yet has the problem of a second volume; as a story in its own right, it doesn't really deliver, it ju The Judge of Egypt trilogy's first two volumes share all of the good and bad of the format's structure: a first volume that was intriguing, set the stage, had a lot of interesting developments, but left us more or less totally in the dark as to what was really going on -- but wanting more. The second volume advanced the story, but really ends with a big reveal -- the true villain of the story -- yet has the problem of a second volume; as a story in its own right, it doesn't really deliver, it just moves the pieces further across the board. While I liked it, I felt it was too long, and padded so the three volumes would all be roughly the same length. That brings us to volume three, wherein an author has to not only create a compelling third story, but wrap up the tale they have spread across three books. Jacq sticks the landing. If volume 2 was slow, volume 3 hits the gas and never lets up. Now that Pazair knows WHOM he is up against in Pharoah's court, it's a bad of plots and wills as one seeks to topple Ramses and the other to save him. There are plots and counterplots, a secondary story involving Suti, Panther and a lost city of gold that lets Jacq work some swashbuckling into what is otherwise a murder and political mystery, and some rather droll humor in which the assassin hired to kill Pazair is thwarted time and time again, not by men, but by "Security Guard Killer" -- a guard baboon. There is a final twist that I confess, once revealed, made a great deal of sense, but was a little like having Emperor Palpatine return in "The Rise of Skywalker" -- it feels like the emergence of this villain comes a little too late. That and what is a rather swift wrap-up for a story that spanned 900 pages in total is why I am going with four stars, not five. Having said that, once I settled into a few of Jacq's literary quirks, I really enjoyed this story, and will miss Pazair, Neferet, Suti, Panther, Kem...and most especially Killer. Worth your time, and if you are a history nerd, the little details of Egyptian life will certainly fascinate -- and sometimes surprise. (I'm not sure what to do with the knowledge that among Egypt's medical specialists was their own form of GI doctor...called "shepherds of the anus". But now we know.)

  7. 4 out of 5

    Hernan G. Rodriguez

    La hora de la confrontación definitiva ha llegado. Pazair, ahora visir de Egipto, y su esposa Neferet, nombrada médico principal del reino, se enfrentan con el ministro de Economía, quien se erige en portavoz de los conjurados que se han adueñado del testamento de los dioses y que están a punto de derrocar a Ramsés el Grande. El alto funcionario, que se hacía pasar por amigo de Pazair, ha tejido una urdimbre tan espesa que la situación es desesperada; él y sus cómplices han desorganizado la econ La hora de la confrontación definitiva ha llegado. Pazair, ahora visir de Egipto, y su esposa Neferet, nombrada médico principal del reino, se enfrentan con el ministro de Economía, quien se erige en portavoz de los conjurados que se han adueñado del testamento de los dioses y que están a punto de derrocar a Ramsés el Grande. El alto funcionario, que se hacía pasar por amigo de Pazair, ha tejido una urdimbre tan espesa que la situación es desesperada; él y sus cómplices han desorganizado la economía y se proponen destruir los valores que han presidido el nacimiento de la civilización egipcia. Aunque los aliados escasean, el visir y su esposa, decididos a luchar hasta el final, tratan de identificar al asesino de su maestro espiritual, quien ha cometido el error de cruzarse en el camino de los facinerosos. ¿Dónde está el hermano de sangre, Suti, que ha logrado escapar de su prisión nubia? ¿Conseguirá el misterioso «devorador de sombras» eliminar a Pazair? ¿Quién es el alma verdadera del complot que se oculta en las tinieblas? ¿Quién, valiéndose de la traición, el crimen o la ley, saldrá vencedor de ese cruento combate del que depende la supervivencia de Egipto? La justicia del visir es el último volumen de la trilogía El juez de Egipto, que junto con los dos primeros títulos, La pirámide asesinada y La ley del desierto, forma esta trilogía que ha superado todas las previsiones de éxito y se ha convertido en un indiscutible bestseller.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Angeline

    Je suis contente d'avoir terminé cette trilogie dont je m'étais quelque peu lassée. Comme on s'y attend, tout est bien qui finit bien. J'ai apprécié que les personnages soient un peu plus étoffés et j'ai apprécié que Pazair soit confronté à un dilemme quand son frère de sang commet un crime, fera-t-il respecter la justice à la lettre comme toujours ou dérogera-t-il à ses principes? Les scènes d'amour sont toujours aussi horipilantes à mon sens et le style parfois un peu surfait, comme si chaque p Je suis contente d'avoir terminé cette trilogie dont je m'étais quelque peu lassée. Comme on s'y attend, tout est bien qui finit bien. J'ai apprécié que les personnages soient un peu plus étoffés et j'ai apprécié que Pazair soit confronté à un dilemme quand son frère de sang commet un crime, fera-t-il respecter la justice à la lettre comme toujours ou dérogera-t-il à ses principes? Les scènes d'amour sont toujours aussi horipilantes à mon sens et le style parfois un peu surfait, comme si chaque personnage avait des émotions décuplées, comme le scribe qui se remet au travail "fou de joie" et le nombre de fois où quelqu'un se retrouve "ému aux larmes". L'enquête et ses rebondissements m'ont tout de même tenue en haleine et j'ai apprécié ce voyage en Egypte ancienne.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Remo

    Tercera parte de la trilogía del Juez de Egipto. Tal vez lo mejor de la novela sean las descripciones de usos, costumbres y ambientes de Egipto que hace el autor. La trama es demasiado simple, los personajes absolutamente maniqueos (o seres de luz o malos malosísimos), las descripciones y los procesos interiores de los personajes son, más que simples, esquemáticas y el autor siempre cuenta en vez de mostrar (al juez prota le dicen que está haciendo enemigos poderosos unas cuantas veces, pero ni u Tercera parte de la trilogía del Juez de Egipto. Tal vez lo mejor de la novela sean las descripciones de usos, costumbres y ambientes de Egipto que hace el autor. La trama es demasiado simple, los personajes absolutamente maniqueos (o seres de luz o malos malosísimos), las descripciones y los procesos interiores de los personajes son, más que simples, esquemáticas y el autor siempre cuenta en vez de mostrar (al juez prota le dicen que está haciendo enemigos poderosos unas cuantas veces, pero ni una sola de ellas nos lo creemos, lo tememos o lo sentimos porque nuestra única información es eso mismo que le están diciendo). Se deja leer, desde luego. Me entretuvo, aunque luego al acabarla deje poco poso.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Lesley-anne Brewster

    Historical murder mysteries are my favourite leisure reads, and this one - the third of a trilogy - is a wonderful example. It has an admirable hero, an intricate plot, and scope for speculation. The author is an Archaeologist and an Egyptologist, so is able to immerse the reader in a 'world' that feels authentic; a world in which magic and ritual play a central role, and murder impacts upon the harmony of society as a whole. Historical murder mysteries are my favourite leisure reads, and this one - the third of a trilogy - is a wonderful example. It has an admirable hero, an intricate plot, and scope for speculation. The author is an Archaeologist and an Egyptologist, so is able to immerse the reader in a 'world' that feels authentic; a world in which magic and ritual play a central role, and murder impacts upon the harmony of society as a whole.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Elena Mora

    Ultimo libro della serie in cui vengono raccontate le vicende del vizir Pazair. Ho apprezzato soprattutto le descrizioni del paesaggio egiziano e del deserto della Numibia. Molto accurata la ricostruzione della vita quotidiana egiziana del periodo storico. Personalmente ho trovato molto interessanti la ricostruzione degli interventi medici di Neferet.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Lili Aurelie

    Vraiment très peu d’intérêt. Ça n’avance pas, ce sont toujours les mêmes péripéties qui se répètent, et plein de passages sont si peu crédibles qu’ils en sont risibles. Le premier tome aurait suffi finalement. Dommage

  13. 5 out of 5

    Pablo PC

    Buen final de la trilogía del Juez de Egipto. Para mi termina un poco abrupto, el desenlace ocurre en unas páginas, pero de todas formas un placer leer sobre el antiguo Egipto. Me ha encantado este viaje con Pazair, Neferet, Suti y tantos otros.

  14. 4 out of 5

    tenshiviolet

    J'ai été complètement bernée par les révélations finales. Vraiment j'ai rien vu venir ce qui est plutôt rare. Cette trilogie a été une incroyable découverte qui m'a plongée au coeur de l'Égypte Antique sous le règne de Ramses II J'ai été complètement bernée par les révélations finales. Vraiment j'ai rien vu venir ce qui est plutôt rare. Cette trilogie a été une incroyable découverte qui m'a plongée au coeur de l'Égypte Antique sous le règne de Ramses II

  15. 5 out of 5

    Irene Azuaje

    La justicia tarda, pero llega.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Crystal Sissons

    C'était excellent! J'ai bien aimé que le mystère n'était pas clair avant la fin du troisième livre - Christian Jacq est un auteur d'haute qualité! C'était excellent! J'ai bien aimé que le mystère n'était pas clair avant la fin du troisième livre - Christian Jacq est un auteur d'haute qualité!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Maria Olsen

    " Το κακό υπάρχει μέσα σου από τη στιγμή που γεννιέσαι " . Πραγματικά υπέροχο, εύχομαι να το ξαναδιαβάσω σύντομα. " Το κακό υπάρχει μέσα σου από τη στιγμή που γεννιέσαι " . Πραγματικά υπέροχο, εύχομαι να το ξαναδιαβάσω σύντομα.

  18. 4 out of 5

    José Ramón

    Me gusto mucho el final de la trilogia, me ha parecido muy bueno en su conjunto.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Stasys Rakštys

    Audio. Sfinksas. Devynių paslaptis

  20. 4 out of 5

    Cuchi

    Me ha encantado, el final no te lo esperas, muy buena trilogía.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Farfan Martinez

    Excelente ambientación.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Aletta

    Vakantieboek om mijn Frans wat op te halen

  23. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    There's always something satisfying about finishing the final book in a series, be it a trilogy or 7, 15 or even more. Some will leave you wanting more; whether it be a feeling that the story is still incomplete, questions unanswered or even that you love the characters and wish to spend more time in their company. Other series upon completion will just seem to have been right. It fitted. The Judge of Egypt series was definitely in the second camp. I had looked forward to this book and what I go There's always something satisfying about finishing the final book in a series, be it a trilogy or 7, 15 or even more. Some will leave you wanting more; whether it be a feeling that the story is still incomplete, questions unanswered or even that you love the characters and wish to spend more time in their company. Other series upon completion will just seem to have been right. It fitted. The Judge of Egypt series was definitely in the second camp. I had looked forward to this book and what I got was much-of-a-muchness. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it. It was everything I had come to expect from the first two novels in the trilogy, but I hoped for more. No, I think in my head, I expected, maybe even demanded more. And for that reason I'm a little disappointed. Please don't misunderstand me, I enjoyed this book. It did everything it needed to. The story was well thought through (though I was slightly ahead of Pazair on his final realisations), it was well told, it had adventure and intrigue in equal measures, it wrapped everything up, the bad guys got their comeuppance. But I still want more from it, even as I write this now. I should probably give this book four stars as it isn't any worse than it's two predecessors, but it is the one that actually left me a little disappointed. It's not a 3 star book, but it's not a 4 star one either on this reading. Maybe I'll read it again and appreciate it more. Until then I need to find someone to petition for half stars.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Ana Bolox

    Lo cierto es que esperaba mucho más de Christian Jacq, pero la novela me ha decepcionado un poco. La parte detectivesca de la historia está bien construida y algunos personajes me han gustado, pero otros son demasiado tópicos: el malo es malísimo, siempre falla en su intento de asesinar, pero, eso sí, nunca le atrapan. Intento tras intento, la novela es repetitiva: 1. Trato de matarte. 2. Fallo (normalmente, para más reiteración, a causa de un mono). 3. Escapo. Y vuelta a empezar. Eso sí, el ambiente Lo cierto es que esperaba mucho más de Christian Jacq, pero la novela me ha decepcionado un poco. La parte detectivesca de la historia está bien construida y algunos personajes me han gustado, pero otros son demasiado tópicos: el malo es malísimo, siempre falla en su intento de asesinar, pero, eso sí, nunca le atrapan. Intento tras intento, la novela es repetitiva: 1. Trato de matarte. 2. Fallo (normalmente, para más reiteración, a causa de un mono). 3. Escapo. Y vuelta a empezar. Eso sí, el ambiente está magníficamente conseguido, el autor logra que te introduzcas en el antiguo Egipto, que veas lo que sus personajes ven, que degustes los sabores de lo que comen, que huelas lo que ellos huelen y que prácticamente sólo te falte ponerte de perfil para ser retratada ;-) Volveré a probar con este autor porque he heredado un buen puñado de sus novelas, pero mi primera experiencia no ha sido demasiado feliz.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Writerlibrarian

    Good entertainment. I read this tale of deceit, corruption, murders set in Ramses II times when it came out in the mid 1990s in French and adored it. Jacq paints a good and enjoyable tale of loyalty, friendship, love, devotion where a few men and a few women stand against a terrible plot to overthrow Ramses II. Some of the action is a little over the top, the villains of the plots are easily detectable (there is no real surprise as who are the bad guys, Jacq is not subtle) but the good guys are w Good entertainment. I read this tale of deceit, corruption, murders set in Ramses II times when it came out in the mid 1990s in French and adored it. Jacq paints a good and enjoyable tale of loyalty, friendship, love, devotion where a few men and a few women stand against a terrible plot to overthrow Ramses II. Some of the action is a little over the top, the villains of the plots are easily detectable (there is no real surprise as who are the bad guys, Jacq is not subtle) but the good guys are why you keep reading. Pazair, Souti, Neferet are the heart and soul of the story. Jacq extensive knowledge of how people lived and worked and how the kingdom was run adds a background that you learn easily. It's a good, light, historical mystery murder set in ancient Egypt.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Lorraine Webb

    Obviously I did not really read this one overnight, though it was a very quick read. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Not a book of great depth, but sympathetic character and an unusual plot, with enough of a twist in the tale. Some bits rather testing my ability to suspend disbelief, sadly, but mostly an enjoyable read and I loved the setting. Would happily read another by this author.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Aurélie Knit & Read

    On termine cette trilogie en beauté ! Jusqu'au bout les personnages se sont révélés attachants, bien écrits. Même si cette trilogie a tendance à être éclipsée par la série Ramsès écrite ensuite, personnellement je la trouve meilleure. On termine cette trilogie en beauté ! Jusqu'au bout les personnages se sont révélés attachants, bien écrits. Même si cette trilogie a tendance à être éclipsée par la série Ramsès écrite ensuite, personnellement je la trouve meilleure.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Chaitanya Somalwar

    the book is good but the ending is dull and boring.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Armelle

    I liked this book but it was a little cliche... also the ending seemed a terribly rushed affair. But thanks for the gift mum!! xxxx

  30. 4 out of 5

    Fila Trece (Liantener)

    A estas alturas uno se cansa de pan con lo mismo. Una y otra vez los malos le ponen trampas al juez, y una y otra vez el juez las resuelve usando las mismas tácticas.

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