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The King of Egypt by [Makins, J.J.]
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I loved the story so much that I also want to see it as a movie. --Meaghan

I was completely hooked to it, I laughed and cried with the characters, I had a beautiful journey in their world and time. --Anna

I just want to tell you, I don't read novels. I don't have the patience to read. But wow.......when I started reading the prologue....I was hooked! My imgination went wild!! I was sooo curious as to what was happening with the boy...especially the part where he was looking for his slipper. My heart was racing! --Cindy

About the Author

I never wanted to be an author. I was certain I would become a creative director in advertising by the time I was thirty. But, fate played a heavy hand. Little did I know that while in college to accomplish my career goal, an English assignment would change my path forever. We had to write a short story using inspiration drawn from the movie title, “A River Runs Through It”. It was out of that story THE KING OF EGYPT was born. Then titled, “Rivers Part”, my professor handed it back with a note saying, “You should think about turning this into a novel.” That message played in my mind for ten years while I traveled, worked in interior design then TV production until I finally mustered the courage and decided ‘all or nothing.’ I quit working to pursue this dream of writing the novel. I was sure after I completed the book and self-published it for my own satisfaction that would be it - I wouldn’t be able to write more than that one book - after all, novel writing seems daunting. Though, I couldn’t have been more wrong. Story ideas have flooded in, filling the pages of notebooks, waiting for their turn to be developed into a novel or screenplay. Mostly, they have come to me in dreams during sleep though some sprout out of a daydream, which leaves me wondering, ‘Where did that come from?” I think if I lived to 100, I wouldn’t be able to write all the stories I want to tell. Looking back, although, I had never intended to take this path, I now realize there was no better path for me to take. Onwards & Upwards! J.J. Makins, author/writer (I like that).

Product Details

  • File Size: 920 KB
  • Print Length: 436 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1482596652
  • Publication Date: February 15, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004NSVJ4G
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #805,193 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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If you enjoy historical fiction and are looking for a book for the summer, then I highly recommend The King of Egypt. Lush, exciting, and filled with action, the story of Tigris and Euphrates is well-written and filled with fascinating characters.

Makins has the gift of taking figures from history and turning them into living, breathing people that the reader cares about. And the descriptions are amazing - of the battles, of the clothes and food, and of Egypt itself.

This is a nice long book, too. When I'm on vacation I want to read a book that sucks me in for a long stay in a foreign culture or different time, and The King of Egypt does just that.
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This imaginative historical fiction novel takes you back to ancient Egypt, and does so in a very rich and luxurious manner.

The story is about an Egyptian Pharaoh who is uniquely a woman--the only female pharaoh at this point in history. Named Tigris after the mighty river, she is two years into her reign and having been trained for this position since birth, she is dedicated in body and soul to her divine calling as Ra's representative ruler. Tigris has everything in her life, power, wealth, luxury, everything but love. She is not willing to marry, as she fears a marriage would dilute her power and make her 'Queen' of Egypt, subject to a King. This was the same dilemma Queen Elizabeth I faced in real life in 16th century England, as being a woman thrust into a man's role made her councilors and subjects question her ability to rule competently. In this story, Tigris faces similar obstacles. In response, Tigris has dedicated her life to making herself strong through hard physical training as a warrior and by hardening her heart. She has everything under control, or so she believes.

When a rebel upstart begins to gain favor in remote regions and builds an army, claiming he is the rightful King of Egypt, Tigris faces her most difficult challenge yet as Pharaoh. Everything begins to slowly unravel around her, as trusted advisers and even family loyalties waver. As secrets are revealed, Tigris is forced to question everything she believed in, even her god-given right to rule Egypt, as it appears this rebel may indeed have a legitimate claim to the throne. Her adversary should be her hated enemy, but upon meeting him, she is deeply affected by this beguiling warrior, and secretly attracted to him despite her determination to hate him.
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I love this novel, it was such a great read!

It felt as though I knew the characters, and found myself at some times completely lost in the story... I even got emotional!

History is something I have great interest in and if you know anything about ancient Egypt you will find that the author did her research to make sure that the plot coincided with the state of Egypt at that time which made the story that much more real.

I was sad to come closer to the end of the book, I didn't want it to end! It became such a page turner that I found myself addicted to knowing what was going to happen next and actually contemplating on pacing myself so that I didn't read it too fast... That didn't happen. I couldn't put the book down!

Personally, I also took out of the story a few life lessons as well about pride and the decisions we make in our relationships with others.

Get lost in this book if you can allow yourself to, you'll be happy you did.

Fingers crossed for a sequel!
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One of the hallmarks of J.J Makins work is her examination of the byways of human psychology, including the twisty roads and detailed erotic expressions.

I became obsessed with the history Egypt. As I read on, It's fair to say that I began losing touch with reality. Through Tigris's many endeavors, it was the suspension right at the beginning that had me hooked.

The story opens with a boy, secrets and betrayal fueled by jealousy and innuendo. He can't escape the possibility that who he is, justified or not, puts the lives of thousands at risk.

A messenger contemplates what he has just heard and what this will mean for King Tigris. He can't shake off the harsh, cheerless landscape he has traversed en route to the castle.

A book of almost infinite detail. Every scene, every character, every emotional transaction draws weight and credibility to this writers powers of observation.

This is a novel about influence, about art, about politics, about duty, about truth and, of course, about secrecy. But in the end, it's a book about love.

I am waiting for a sequel OR prequel!
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This was a great book that had me riveted from page 1! The writing was so vivid I could picture myself in the story. I enjoyed the storylines and character development which moved me from excitment to tears to fear and all the way back again. I would highly recommend this novel and can't wait to read what J.J. Makins has in store for us next!!
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Really good story. Awesome love story. Had me wanting more!! Would definitely recommend this book to others. Definitely not your typical lobe story, would have been nice of some things hapennned differently, but that would have been too cliche.
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