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Ramses: Vol. 1: Son of the Light [Paperback]

Christian Jacq
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent March 19 2013
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Ramses: Son of the Light
Great book! I would recommend this series to any of my friends and the convience of ordering for anyone not near a good bookstore.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very good read indeed!! June 17 2005
By Dennis Lachaud - Published on Amazon.com
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I love Egyptology, and since I am no stuffy scholar hung up on his specialty, I was able to appreciate and enjoy the book very well, in spite of possible slight historical inaccuracies; after all, it is a novel. It plunges you right into the period, the ambiance, the light even, of the time. I recommend it greatly,even though I usually dislike historical novels. I actually do recommend the whole serie!!
3.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read May 8 2005
By P. Purcell - Published on Amazon.com
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If that's really all you're looking for. More avid Egyptologists may find all of this a little too light for their tastes, but 'Son of the Light' has its moments. The description and dialogue is simple and easy to follow; for anyone who is relatively new to ancient Egypt or historic fiction, it's probably a good book to start with.

Historical inaccuracies can be found here and there, but action is plentiful and the pace is fast. I'll admit I found it difficult putting this down! It's gripping, but lacks any essense of the ancient civilisation. Characters are flimsy and the villians are very two-dimensional, the kind of baddies you'd find in a fairytale. The only characters that stood out to me were Seti and Iset, but it was only just so. This first book of the Ramses series is good, but the sequels just don't live up to it at all. Dialogue and descriptions become weaker. It doesn't take very much for you to find the repetition in situations annoying and mediocre.

A good read, overall, and in some parts a little bit average. Don't expect to learn anything about ancient Egyptian culture in it; this book should simply be read for the sake of enjoyment.
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