Fourth Dynasty, Inebu-hedj, Egypt: Sneferu "He of Beauty", the first pharaoh of the Fourth Dynasty and one of Egypt's most benevolent rulers, has survived several assassination attempts, but he knows it is only a matter of time before the killer will succeed. Seeking the aid of the gods through his high priest, the pharaoh casts an ancient spell giving him the power to return to a time just before his murder -- if the gods grant his request.

Sneferu is murdered and his high priest is able to secret his body away, which is the only hope for his return. Almost five thousand years later, Jade Morgan, an American Egyptologist is working on a stone altar.

Catapulted back in time, the two must forge an alliance to keep Sneferu from being murdered a second time, but their hearts soon find that time is no barrier to true love. Weaving in and out of the traitors in the harem, as well as those in his court, the two quickly find they are traveling on the same path together.

When the Nubian army is found camped across the Nile from his palace, Sneferu and jade must risk all and almost lose all to keep Egypt safe. Despite being kidnapped, captured, tortured and traded to their enemies, Jade and Sneferu overcome danger, deceit and death to find their together place in time.


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"A very exciting thriller"
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 10, 2001

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"An charming and original story"
Reviewed by Deborah Macgillivray
Posted December 15, 2006

My passion for history was bred and spoon-fed on the ancient lore and history of Scotland, but I once considered going into Egyptian Archaeology. There is something about the riddle of the Sphinx, the pyramids, which lures the imagination. Toss in a great love for old Mummy movies, you Read more...

"Vividly Sensual and Suspenseful Time Travel"
Reviewed by Marilyn Rondeau
Posted January 6, 2007

In Ms. Arwen's second novel, she has surely hit her stride in providing the reader with another thrilling and sensual read that delivers 'in spades' vivid imagery, dramatic suspense, and action set in a wonderfully exotic location. In a well-developed prequel the story is laid out as Pharaoh Read more...

"original and fresh"
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 22, 2007

Intrigue, Enchantment, and True Love This awesome book is why we should never discount stories published by small press. When I picked up Pharoah one evening after a busy day, it took me away from my troubles, sweeping me into a distant land and an even more distant time. Ms Read more...


A Pharaoh, A Spell & Jade
by Aysel Arwen

Capri Publishing
December 1, 2005
Available: December 17, 2005
ISBN #0976913232
EAN #9780976913238
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