Janet L. Gomez

"Enthusiast for the Past"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (3 of 3)
Location: Byron, CA USA


Top Reviewer Ranking: 545,672 - Total Helpful Votes: 3 of 3
The Horus Road
Pauline Gedge is an excellent and imaginative writer and a great storyteller. I read the trilogy in a week, and this book in two sittings. I was captivated by the fast-moving story. What a fabulous reading experience.
I am usually totally lost when any author tries to describe multi-focal battle scenes, but I found her descriptions easy to envision. I thank Ms. Gedge for including a map, creating a cast of memorable characters, and illustrating many aspects of everyday life in "royal" Egypt. Her descriptive talents allow one to visualize meals, dress, the struggles of daily life, human frailties, and even complex religious customs and rituals.
It's ending was a little… Read more
The Oasis (Gedge, Pauline, Lords of the Two Lands,&hellip
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Great Read, Oct. 20 2002
The author's goal was to "rehab" Kamose Tao in history's eyes and she has indeed succeeded. The Lord of the Two Lands trilogy continues with the intensity and determination well established in the first book. Even though the story line is recorded in history, there is no real sense of predictability. Lots of action, repeated demonstrations of survival of the fittest, and treachery abounds. I thank Ms. Gedge for including a map, a bibliography, and for sating my thirst for historical fiction! I'll say a little prayer to Thoth that she continues to create such enjoyable works.
HIPPOPOTAMUS MARSH-C (Lords of the Two Lands)
If you love historical fiction with its intrigues, plots, regal characters, and faraway times, get ready for a fabulous reading experience. And if Egyptian history is your thing, you'll be pleased with this investment.
This is the first book I have read by Pauline Gedge, and what a find. It certainly will not be the last. She has a wonderfully fluid writing style and the ability to breath life into her characters. You can't help but feel the intensity of their convictions.
Very entertaining and fast-paced. I have no need to retell the story...just make the time and soar into ancient times.