The House of the Eagle
By (author) Duncan Sprott
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House of the Eagle by Duncan Sprott
Book DescriptionThe 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. A triumph of historical salvage, The House of the Eagle brings vividly to life the most bizarre family that ever existed.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571219179
(198mm x 127mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 3-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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It's 279 BC and Ptolemy Philandelphus finds his wife ousted by his reptilian sister, who wants to marry him herself. A generation later, and Berenike Beta murders her husband and marries Ptolemy Euergetes instead. But with the glory of the Ptolemies at its height after Egypt wins victories at Syria, it is the turn of the murderess to be murdered.
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Author Biography - Duncan Sprott
Duncan Sprott was born in 1952. He is the author of 1784, The Clopton Hercules and Our Lady of the Potatoes. He lives in Ireland.
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