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Product Details

  • Paperback: 162 pages
  • Publisher: FQ Books (July 6, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003VS0Q9I
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,377,382 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Haggard was an English writer, colonial administrator and novelist. He travelled extensively and most of the settings in his novels are borrowed from these travels. The native population of the British colonies are treated sympathetically in his works. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This is a good fantasy read.
Michael smith
A very enjoyable, very well written story of ancient Egypt The story holds your interest page to page.
Coolfire
A love story with lots of action and a little mystique mixed in.
CountryMouse103

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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 18, 1997
Format: Hardcover
when i was about 11years old,i came across this book back home in west africa.it is a story about an egyptian royal family.ramses .it is captivating to the point where,it made me to cry,laugh,and be kept in feverish suspense,but at the same time gave me an understanding of what power,position greed,and betrayal means. an absolute must read.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Reviewer on November 7, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
OK, I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical when I saw this "free" book written in the 1800s. I wouldn't exactly characterize myself as a learned reader of literary classics. I had just received my Kindle and figured, what have I got to loose?

I was absolutely pulled in by this story and had problems putting it down. It's a captivating mystical love story about an Egyptian princess. This was the first Haggard book that I've ever read and I will definitely download his more famous literary works to read in the future.
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful By "fourstringmagic" on January 6, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Rider haggard at his best. This amazing Fantasy story takes place in ancient Egypt. The hero, a prince, has to go through many extreme challenges to win the throne and the heart of his beloved women. The book gives a great insight on Egyptian religions and culture. It is a great book for Egyption culture fans, adventure and fantasy lovers, and for anyone else too...
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Richard on August 1, 2010
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I had never read any of Haggard's work and I was expecting slow, nineteenth century, convoluted prose.
I was greatly surprised to see the straightforward writing, and the incredibly evocative picture Morning Star paints of ancient Egypt.
This is a love story, but not a sloppy, gushy one. The narrative is interesting from start to finish. So far Morning Star has stood the test of time, and I think it will for a number of centuries -- as long as there are people interested in Egypt, or people who like historical novels, or people who simply enjoy good, evocative writing.
It definitely deserves 5 stars, a rating I haven't given very often if at all in these Amazon.com reviews.
Read it. You won't be disappointed.Morning Star
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Robert O. Adair on July 24, 2012
Format: Paperback
This amazing novel takes place in ancient Egypt. The hero, prince Rames, goes through many challenges and daring encounters to win his way through to the woman he loved with all his heart and the recognition that was rightfully his. Neter-Tua, The Morning Star, daughter of the Pharaoh, daughter of the ages, high priestess of Amen, beautiful and glorious as no woman before her, sent down by the god.

The book gives a great insight on Egyptian gods, goddesses, spirits and culture. What is so great about this is that while you can read an essay type treatment of Egyptian religion, here you can see these beliefs in action, their interplay in the lives of real human beings. This book is both an historical novel which transports you into the strange world of ancient Egypt with its massive architecture and awesome temples and a delightful fantasy such as the magic ship not unlike Merritt's Ship of Ishtar.

"Behold! They were on a ship more beautiful than they had ever seen, for it seemed to be covered with gold and silver, while sweet odors floated from its hold.

Their pavilion was set in the center of the ship, and looking aft they perceived line of white-clad rowers seated at their oars in the shadow of the bulwarks, and on the high stern-also robed in white-a tall steersman, whose face was veiled, behind whom, in the dim glimpses of the moon, they caught sight of a wide and silvery river,and on its distant banks, palms and temple towers."

"It is the boat of Ra," murmured Tua, "which bears us down to the River of Death to the kingdom behind the sun."

Morning Star is filled with believable people and many you can care about. It is poignant, moving and compelling. From a Christian perspective, it is interesting as a world largely devoid of forgiveness and redemption.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Julian R on July 12, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
I guess this was once what people would call pulp. Today it has become more than that - a well crafted story with loads of classical references. Haggard is a master story teller.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By StaceySakerra84 on February 3, 2013
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I must say, I was surprised as to how much I loved the book. I put myself in the heroine's shoes. It was very riveting, and I was kept on my seat throughout the book. It was really neat to read this type of historical fiction (my favorite genre) novel, and I learned a lot about the Egyptian culture.

Would have definitely paid full price to read this again!
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By Julia Williams on July 12, 2014
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Very interesting. Especially since I have been to Egypt and visited many places that are featured in the book.
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