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The Dagger of Isis (The First Dynasty Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Lester Picker
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Book Description

Dangers lurk for the first woman Pharaoh. The Dagger of Isis traces the life of Meryt-Neith, the first female ruler of a united Egypt. From her marriage to King Wadjet to her eventual coronation after his death, this tale of intrigue and betrayal follows her ascension, the wars she fought and the loves that gave meaning to her life. This saga takes us on a journey throughout ancient Egypt and into nearby lands, as Meryt-Neith struggles to bring honor to her family's dynasty.

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  • File Size: 663 KB
  • Print Length: 396 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Aryeh Publishing (September 25, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009HB20D8
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #241,482 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Egypt's First Female Pharaoh April 10, 2013
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The Dagger of Isis is the second book in Lester Picker's First Dynasty series about the early pharaohs of ancient Egypt. The novel is set in the 30th century B.C. and it is about Maryt-Neith, the daughter of Djer, and the wife of Djet. She rose to the lofty height of pharaoh upon her husband's death.

Tales about women who rise to power in male dominated worlds is always of fascination, for it is clear that in order to do so, they must possess extraordinary strength and qualities. Of course, there will always be enemies who do not want to be ruled by a woman, those with their own ambitions, and this makes for plenty of good conflict.

Lester Picker has penned a novel that depicts the brutality and mysticism of this old world with all its decadence and romance, dangers and drama. It is evident the author has spent a great deal of time immersing himself in research to demonstrate the smallest details of what everyday life in this ancient civilization was like.

Nice, readable prose, and a compelling story make this a very enjoyable book. Evil, betrayal, intrigue, and a good romance kept me tuned into the story. This book can stand alone, but I urge you to read The First Pharaoh so you have the complete tale. It is historical fiction at its finest.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than the First Pharaoh! December 13, 2012
By Janet S
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Continuing the stories (and there are many) of the ancient Pharaohs, the reader becomes a participant in the extraordinary life of Meryt-Neith, the first female Pharaoh of Egypt. There is a LOT in this book- passion, romance, ancient medicinal practices, family drama, terrifying mystical characters (the evil Bakht of the underworld is truly creepy), vivid battle scenes, and -oh yeah- history. The reader is immersed in the ancient world - you experience what the ancient Egyptians ate, how they worshipped, their architecture, government, what they wore, their education, their art- how they loved---the reader EXPERIENCES one of the most fascinating cultures ever to exist.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Dagger of Isis September 25, 2013
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I love reading history. Historical fiction puts culture and emotions and human values into the contents. This story gives the Ancient Egyptian people a lot of Class. It portrays them as a caring, honest, and just civilization that any one would appreciate being a part of. It illuminates the human behavior as connected with their life-giving resources like water, The Nile River, and the sun, Ra. They are a spiritual people and don't leave home without it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Dagger of Isis March 29, 2014
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Good book. I would recommend it to anyone interested in the history of ancient Egypt and people involved in ruling Egypt.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Decent read March 17, 2014
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Enjoyed the book mostly because of the author's research and descriptions of Egypt and it's history. Characters are believable and likable. Good read if you like Egypt.
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1.0 out of 5 stars too much. February 9, 2014
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I read this author's first book and liked it so much I got this one. I won't be getting the next one. I am no prude by any means but after reading 26% of this book I had read so many sex scenes that went on for pages and pages I was having a hard time remembering the storyline. Sex in a book is reality but when it takes up so much of the book it becomes the core of it. There was very little sex in his first book but what was there belonged there. There are some scenes that belong here but not like we're in the bedrooms night after night. The sex here becomes gratuitous and actually detracts from the story. I gave up. I really wanted to read this book, the author is very good but he blew it on this book. I know, I know, alot of people are going to say I'm a prude or too uptight. Go ahead. I'm busy reading my next book.
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More About the Author

As a journalist, Les Picker has cruised on a nuclear attack submarine deep in the Pacific Ocean and has climbed the highest peak in the Pyrenes. He has withstood -50-degree Fahrenheit temperatures photographing in the Arctic and survived +120-degree Fahrenheit temperatures living with a Bedouin tribe in Egypt's Eastern desert. He was nearly bitten by a sea lion in the Galapagos (never stand between a mother and her pup while photographing!) and was chased by a 16-foot alligator in South Africa. His tripod and camera were carried off into the Arctic tundra by a curious Grizzly.

Les has more than 600 writing and photo credits in publications that include National Geographic publications, Better Homes & Gardens, Forbes, Time, Inc., Money, and dozens of others. In 2011 Les was named Best Travel Photographer in the prestigious Canada Northern Lights Award.

While a well-known travel writer and photographer, Les is also passionate about his fiction writing. He has written two works of historical fiction and two of general fiction.

The First Pharaoh is the lead book in The First Dynasty Series. It follows the life, loves and adventures of the first Pharaoh, King Narmer (also known as Menes), the man who unified Upper and Lower Egypt into one rule that lasted for 3,000 years. Anhotek, Narmer's scribe, Vizier and personal shaman, protects Narmer throughout his early years, even from the destructive influence of Narmer's own father, King Scorpion. Through loves, wars and palace intrigue, The First Pharaoh tells the story of a real-life king who created a dynasty that became perhaps the most admired civilization the world has ever known.

In the second book in the series, The Dagger of Isis, we follow the young girl, Mery, as she matures, marries King Wadjet and births him a son and heir to the throne. After Wadjet's tragic death, Mery is crowned King and becomes Meryt-Neith. Serving as her son's regent for 17 years, Meryt-Neith must struggle against the wiles of her cousin who plots to place herself on the throne. She must also battle invading armies and keep her secret love affair from prying eyes. .

The final book of the series will be published in 2013.

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