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Lord of the Two Lands (1993) [Novel]
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In 336 b.c., Egypt lay under the yoke of Persia, ruled by Governors appointed by the King of Kings in Persis. And in the Temple of Amon in Thebes dwelt the only living child of Nectanebo, the last fully Egyptian Pharaoh, who had been defeated in battle and slain by Darius's servants. But from the north a spirit of fire was moving across the World. A great warrior and general, the king of Macedonia, had risen to rule the Hellenic city-states. Now he was determined to challenge the might of the Persian Empire, to engage Darius himself in battle, and to defeat him. He was called Alexander, and the priests of Amon in Egypt saw that he was destined to rule their ancient land. They saw, too, that if Alexander did not come into the Two Lands soon, the servants of Darius would despoil Egypt beyond recovery. So they sent Meriamon, Beloved of Amon, daughter of Pharaoh, Singer and Priestess of the God, up from Egypt to the Plains of Issus, where a great battle had been fought, and the Persian king defeated. There she was to find Alexander, and persuade him to turn from the straight Eastward road and come south - where the double crown of Egypt awaited him. But as history teaches us, Alexander the Great was not a man to leave his enemies in safety behind him. The throne of the Pharaohs was a powerful lure, but on the way to Egypt he must conquer unbreachable Tyre, and take the ancient city of Gaza.

Original title: Lord of the Two Lands
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionHistoricalAncient World (Greece, Rome, etc)Egypt

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Lord of the Two Lands (1993)
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Language: English

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Lord of the Two Lands (1993)


ISBN: 0330335332

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