I truly enjoyed Golden Horus and finished the book in under two days. I just couldn't put it down. This is a well rewritten book with an interesting concept - what would an Ancient Egyptian think of 20th century America? How would he react to McDonalds, pizza, automatic doors, the large beer selection or cars? Slyvia Shults addresses this situation in Golden Horus when the Pharoah Tutankhamun accidentally travels forward in time and finds himself living 3700 years into the future.
Shults' Tutankhamun is a very believable, assertive young man who is trying to comprehend his predicament. He is the ruler and living god of a long dead civilization whose remnants are found behind musuem glass. Religious worship, as he knows it, has been considered pagan for centuries. The societal hierarchy with which he has lived his whole life exists no longer - men and women as well as people at different socio-economic levels appear to treat each other with a degree of equality that Tutankhamun has never experienced. How should he both adjust and live in this new world? Tutankhamun turns to the three American friends he has made, Susan, a sucessful romance writer, John, a history professor, and Dr. Zenger, and Egyptologist, to guide him in his new life.
I would suggest this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction. While the details are not entirely accurate, the vast majority of Ancient Egyptian history is correct (as best we know it...)Shults' characters are engaging and memorable and I can assure you that life for Susan and John (and the reader too!)becomes interesting when Tutankhamun decides that he must find a way for them to experience the Ancient Egypt in which he grew up.