Monday, October 02, 2006

Orphan of the Sun

Harvey, Gill. 2006. Orphan of the Sun.

Set in Ancient Egypt--during the New Kingdom (ca. 1550-1070 BC)--Orphan of the Sun by Gill Harvey is an exciting mystery. Meryt-Re is a young girl, an orphan, being raised by her aunt and uncle. While at first life in the village seems relatively normal, strange things soon begin happening. The uncle is quick to blame the family's troubles on Meryt-Re accusing her of "turning the gods" against the family and the village. Could the strange dreams she's been having really be having an effect on the villagers? Or is there a darker force at work. As Meryt-Re unravels the mystery--to clear her own name--she discovers the gods may have a special role for her to play after all.

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