Ancient Egypt is under deadly threat from the brutal Hyksos and the fate of a great empire lies in the hands of a single spy in this explosive saga from the king of historical adventure.
An unstoppable enemy. A civilisation in ruins. A quest for salvation.
For over fifty years Egypt has known nothing but war and devastation at the handsof the Hyksos, a bloodthirsty barbarian people from the distant east who continueto advance, crushing armies in their wake. Times are desperate, but throughout theconflict, a brave resistance fights on under the great Taita, a slave who has risen far beyond his ranks.
Piay, entrusted into Taita's care by his parents at the age of just five, has beentrained to become a great spy, unmatched by any other. Determined to prove hisworth, he embarks on a dangerous mission to the lands in the north - to Mycenae and through the heart of Hyksos land and across the great sea - to find allies to help defend Egypt. As the situation becomes increasingly precarious, and the fate of the kingdom is hanging in the balance, can Piay succeed in his quest or will this mean the end of the glory that is Egypt once and for all?
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 303 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm
'Best historical novelist - I say Wilbur Smith' - Stephen King
'A master storyteller' - Sunday Times
'Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared' - The Times
'No one does adventure quite like Smith' - Daily Mirror
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