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The House of the Eagle House of the Eagle (Ptolemies Quartet) (Bk.1) download ebook

by Duncan Sprott

The House of the Eagle House of the Eagle (Ptolemies Quartet) (Bk.1) download ebook
ISBN:
0571202853
ISBN13:
978-0571202850
Author:
Duncan Sprott
Publisher:
Faber & Faber Ltd (January 31, 2004)
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Pages:
450 pages
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1644 kb
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1232 kb
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Category:
Ancient Civilizations
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Rating:
4.9

The first volume of The Ptolemies Quartet, 'House of the Eagle', is a triumph of historical salvage that brings back to life a bizarre . Duncan Sprott is the author of The Clopton Hercules and Our Lady of the Potatoes, both historical reconstructions, published in the United Kingdom

The first volume of The Ptolemies Quartet, 'House of the Eagle', is a triumph of historical salvage that brings back to life a bizarre family. Duncan Sprott is the author of The Clopton Hercules and Our Lady of the Potatoes, both historical reconstructions, published in the United Kingdom. Other books in the series. Ptolemies Quartet (2 books). Books by Duncan Sprott. Mor. rivia About The House of the.

This is a sequence of historical novels that brings Egypt to life in all its complexity and strangeness and will place 'The Ptolemies Quartet' in the company of Robert Graves?s I Claudius and Mary Renault?s The King Must Die. See all Product description.

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Duncan Sprott's Ptolemies Quartet, of which The House of the Eagle is the first volume, is a tremendous undertaking: a sequence of historical novels tracing the dynasty of the Ptolemies through 10 generations of glory and disgrace. It's a wonderful idea. You can't really go wrong with the Ptolemies, can you? Ptolemy I, one of Alexander the Great's generals, became the first Greek Pharaoh of Egypt, earned the title Soter (or saviour) in recognition of his achievements, and founded a family that was destined to fight over this lavish inheritance for the next 250 years.

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Narrated by Thoth, the ibis-headed Egyptian god of writing and wisdom, The House of the Eagle chronicles the golden years of the first three Ptolemies – the shrewd Ptolemy Soter, the luxury-loving Ptolemy Philadelphos, the empire-building Ptolemy Euergetes – and their tragic queens, pampered mistresses and turbulent children. The dianBooks Readers’ Books of the Year is here!

The acquisition of Egypt by the Ptolemies, the subject of Duncan Sprott's new historical sequence, is one such story.

The acquisition of Egypt by the Ptolemies, the subject of Duncan Sprott's new historical sequence, is one such story. In three volumes' time, its end in the self-murder of the second queen Cleopatra will grow. So it is not clear whether the multiplying ironies of The House of the Eagle include the fact that the divine knower of most things is an unreliable narrator, and horribly deceived. This is a clever novel, but there are times when that cleverness is almost self-defeating. Thoth is parochial, a racist and a snob. We are not sure how far the author endorses his perception of ancient Greece and cultures that descend from it as mired in madness, drunkenness and blood.

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Duncan Sprott is the author of The Clopton Hercules and Our Lady of the Potatoes, both historical reconstructions, published in the United . Ptolemies Quartet: The House of the Eagle (2004); Daughter of the Crocodile (2006).

Duncan Sprott is the author of The Clopton Hercules and Our Lady of the Potatoes, both historical reconstructions, published in the United Kingdom. The Clopton Hercules (1991). Sprottichronicon: A Millennium Cracker (2000).

About the Book Narrated by Thoth, the ibis-headed Egyptian god of writing and wisdom, this book details the rise of th. .

The House of the Eagle begins Duncan Sprott's 'Ptolemies Quartet', an epic and ingenious restoration of the dark and glittering story of ancient Alexandria and the Greek Pharaohs of Egypt, whose extraordinary dynasty spans twelve generations from the death of Alexander the Great to the fall of Cleopatra. Narrated by Thoth, the ibis-headed Egyptian god of writing and wisdom, this book details the rise of the shrewd Ptolemy I from ordinary soldier of Macedon to Satrap of Egypt, and his coronation as Pharaoh and a god in his own lifetime

Beginning an epic restoration of the dark and glittering history of ancient Alexandria and the Greek Pharoahs of Egypt, "Greek Dogs" chronicles the golden years of the first three Ptolemies and their tragic queens, pampered mistresses and turbulent children.
Reviews:
  • Umor
Duncan Sprott brings to life a glorious era in Egyptian history.

If you seriously enjoy 'all things ancient Egypt' you will love this. Can't wait for the second and third bkks to come out.
  • Ghile
I am so glad there are historical novels written of such quality as this one is! There is considerable skill needed to weave history and fiction into a work which is as satisfying as 'House of the Eagle'. Duncan Srott does this admirably. Thoroughly readable.

I wait in great anticipation for the next two in the series!