'Look after the dead', said the priests, 'and the dead will look after you.'
Wise words in all probability, but a tall order when you have just become the pharaoh of a small and penniless country whose largesse - and indeed treasury - is unlikely to stretch to the building of a monumental pyramid to honour your dead father. And particularly when your only visible means of support is a recently acquired qualification from the Guild of Assassins where running a kingdom and basic financial acumen were not prerequisites for course entry...
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Weight: 173 g
Dimensions: 142 x 125 x 25 mm
Edition: Abridged edition
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