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For the Love of Philae Paperback – October 1, 2003

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Born in Paris in 1947, Christian Jacq is one of the world's leading Egyptologists. He is the author of many novels on Ancient Egypt, including the bestselling RAMSES series and THE MYSTERIES OF OSIRIS series. His novels have sold more than 27 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 30 languages. Christian Jacq lives in Switzerland.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (October 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671028588
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671028589
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 0.9 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,957,602 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By N. D. Harmon on July 26, 2004
Format: Paperback
After the fall of the Roman Empire in A.D. 410, Byzantium imposes Christianity on all of Egypt. Seen as the last stronghold to paganism the Holy Island of Philae in Elephantine becomes the focus of conversion for the all powerful Bishop Theodore. Philae's High Priestess Isis strong in constitution is determined to preserve the four thousand year old mysteries of the ancient Egyptian religion. Along with the High Priest Sabni and the adepts Isis faces a constant disparaging battle with Theodore and the long arm of Christianity. Many times Isis's people are challenged with some even faltering, but overall she instills a since of community and renewed confidence.

-For the Love of Philae- will infuriate your sense of right and wrong. It will bring light to the ways in which religion is used as a justification to obliterate whole people. It is a love story to the very end.

I have often heard women say they wish that they could be a character in someone's novel. Well I wish I could be an Isis in Christian Jacq's novel.
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I am an avid reader and I have really enjoyed the works of Christian Jacq. Unfortunately, this book drags. I read about half of it and gave up. It just did not seem to have the spark and excitment of his other novels. It was a disappointing book which will end up in my next garage sale.
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