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"original and fresh"

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. Arwen creates a world that captured me as truly as it did the heroine.

Egyptologist Jade Morgan is drawn back in time to save the pharoah's life by a Rahotep's spell. Jade is expected to do her duty in Sneferu's harem--a stretch for a modern girl, for sure. She unwillingly becomes entangled in the assassin's web of treachery and must make some choices which could be at the expense of her own life.

Frankly, I don't want to say too much about the plot because it's so unique and special. The time travel device is original and fresh as well. Everything about this book kept me enthralled from the beginning until the last page. My only gripe was that it ended too soon!

reviewed by: Jacquie Rogers, author

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 22, 2007

SUMMARY

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.

 

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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