"Powerful historical novel"
Pharaoh Hatusu's Chief Judge Lord Amerotke works a homicide
case in which the accused Lady Neshratta allegedly poisoned
her Hyksos lover Ipumer in a crime of passion. The
evidence is very strong against the charged; if convicted
she will be buried alive in the desert sands. Before
Amerotke completes this case, another even more visible
murder has occurred. Someone killed Egyptian hero General
Balet. Hatusu orders her Chief Judge to find the culprit
because she believes others will die too.
Amerotke learns that three decades ago, Egypt led by the
Panthers of the South defeated the Hyksos. The surviving
victors of that conflict have done quite well for
themselves thriving as loyal followers of Hatusu until
someone has targeted this wealthy group for death.
Amerotke accompanies the Panthers on a pilgrimage to the
battlefield where they once gained glory hoping to learn
whom and why.
Egyptologists will find THE SLAYERS OF SETH quite
enchanting with the depth of detail provided to clothing,
transportation, shelter, and to a lesser degree the justice
system. The story line is loaded with vivid descriptions
that enables the reader to believe they accompany Amerotke
on his adventures, but it also slows down the tale for
those readers who desire a fast-paced ancient historical
legal thriller. P.C. Doherty writes a powerful historical
novel overfilled with seemingly every minute piece of Red
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 15, 2002