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By: Margaret Dakin

Death of a Living God

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A lifetime spent fighting for his country has left Pharaoh Ramesses the Third with enemies both within and outside his court. When a plot to take his life emerges, it is up to a naïve young girl from an outlying district of his kingdom to uncover the conspiracy. As she delves deeper, she encounters shuddering horror and perilous danger, but she also finds unexpected allies: one bound by duty, and one driven by love.

But will their efforts be enough to save the Living God? With those sworn to protect him turning against him, Ramesses is more vulnerable than ever before. Can he trust anyone, even those who have professed their loyalty and love? Find out in this gripping tale of political intrigue and dangerous secrets.

Margaret Dakin was born in Brisbane and came to writing after working in various occupations, culminating in twenty years as a studio potter. She joined a writing group in 2002, and meeting with like-minded friends keeps her pushing her pen, with enough success in short story competitions to encourage her to continue. Her plays have been produced, and her musical recently was performed to a capacity audience.

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  • Ali Blomkamp

    Set in ancient Egypt, 1155 BCE, this is the story of Pharaoh Rameses III. It's based on historical factual events interwoven with a fictional story about twin rural girls who were brought to the Pharaoh's court to be servants. This was instead of their parents having to pay land and grain taxes to Rameses; everyody's grain production being their form of tax in the day. The novel is a great visualisation of the time and intrigues of the hierarchy of Pharaoh's court, his multiple wives and children, and the intricacies and jealousies that lie within. This was an enjoyable and easy read I would recommend to anyone interested in ancient civilisations.

  • Patricia Ketteringham

    I found this book easy to read. It is fiction laced with fact, which gives an insight into the life of Pharaoh Ramesses. The believable traitors and the jealously in his harem. Egyptian history is a fascinating subject, and the ‘Death of a Living God’ gives the reader an introduction into how the Egyptians lived their lives, ruled by their ceremonies and ‘gods’.

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