By David Gibbins
Perfect for lovers of Clive Cussler and Dan Brown, Pharaoh is a pulse-pounding new experience starring intrepid marine archaeologist Jack Howard, at the path of a shattering revelation approximately an historic mystery buried deep lower than the Egyptian pyramids.
1351 BC: Akhenaten the Sun-Pharaoh principles ultimate in Egypt . . . till the day he casts off his crown and mysteriously disappears into the wasteland, his legacy possible swallowed up via the distant sands underneath the nice Pyramids of Giza.
advert 1884: A British soldier serving within the Sudan stumbles upon an important discovery—a submerged temple containing facts of a terrifying faith whose god was once fed through human sacrifice. The soldier is on a project to arrive basic Gordon earlier than Khartoum falls. yet he hides a mystery of his own.
latest: Jack Howard and his group are excavating the most impressive underwater websites they've got ever encountered, yet darkish forces are observing to determine what they'll locate. Diving into the Nile, they input an international 3 thousand years again in background, inhabited through a those that have sworn to protect the best mystery of all time.
Praise for Pharaoh
“[David Gibbins’s] love of archaeology and of diving fairly brings those books to lifestyles. . . . upload to this . . . a real ardour for background and a writing ability that has grown publication by way of ebook. by the point we get to Pharaoh the sequence is a major instance of the way this style may be written; it doesn't get far better than this. . . . Gibbins makes the amazing look greater than believable, he writes the historical past in this sort of manner that the parable feels real or a minimum of hugely believable, and it’s extra that simply locations and names; it’s a philosophical undertone to the prolonged plot, to the ethos of Jack Howard and his look for the proof and the reality. . . . background, secret and delusion all introduced jointly to astound the examining senses . . . a real chief of his style and his art.”—Parmenion Books
“Utterly soaking up . . . while the journey is as fascinating because it is right here, it truly is too sturdy to not be allowed to talk for itself. . . . set aside your assumptions of what a mystery can be and in its place immerse your self in a single of the easiest historic adventures you’ll learn this year.”—For wintry weather Nights
Praise for David Gibbins
“What do you get in the event you go Indiana Jones with Dan Brown? resolution: David Gibbins.”—Daily Mirror (U.K.), on Atlantis
“An intriguing mixture of truth and fiction, with colors of Clive Cussler and Indiana Jones.”—York Evening Press, on Crusader Gold
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We're the following to rescue Gordon, to not positioned down a wasteland uprising that may scarcely challenge us have been Gordon secure and away. ” “It should still quandary us,” Kitchener responded forcibly. “It threatens Egypt and the complete Arab international. The fires of fanaticism will unfold to India. there'll be bombings and outrages in Europe. ” Wolseley waved one hand dismissively. “The Mahdi will die, and the uprising will wash opposed to the borders of Egypt and deplete. The tribesmen have neither the urge for food nor the power to prosecute conflict past their place of origin. they're riven by way of inner jealousies and feuds that would devour them. past the current query of Gordon, the insurrection is of little second to us as we don't have any curiosity in occupying the Sudan. ” Mayne watched Kitchener bristle yet retain quiet. He mirrored at the absurdity of a scenario the place a flash aspect thousand miles away in Afghanistan had eventually lit a hearth lower than Wolseley, while for months now Gordon’s scenario had offered the maximum urgency to all different onlookers, as much as the Queen herself. now not for the 1st time he puzzled even if Wolseley’s gradual operation have been intentionally engineered as the reduction of Gordon was once consistently going to be not easy; larger to be unsuccessful this manner and blame the obstinacy of the guy himself instead of fail spectacularly in a dicy sprint around the desolate tract to Khartoum. Wolseley became to Mayne. “You will galvanize upon normal Gordon the urgency of his state of affairs. ” “Mayne can be in a position to galvanize not anything upon common Gordon,” Kitchener interjected. “As you your self are conscious, he's a guy of the most powerful convictions. ” “Major Mayne will keep on with my orders. Brevet significant Kitchener will be mindful his rank and concentration his realization at the map,” Wolseley acknowledged, his voice strained with managed anger. He waited till Kitchener had resumed sketching within the traces after which became back to Mayne. “You will provoke upon normal Gordon the urgency of his situation,” he repeated. “This might be his final probability of break out. Kitchener himself conducted a reconnaissance of the coastline at Khartoum in October, and i've used his info to plot a plan. Kitchener? ” Kitchener seemed to forget about Wolseley, focusing on tracing a line at the map. “Major Kitchener, if you happen to please,” Wolseley exclaimed impatiently. Kitchener carried on for a couple of seconds extra until eventually he had accomplished the road, after which pointed to a small constitution he had drawn at the financial institution of the Nile contrary the palace. “This is a ruined fort,” he stated. “It dates from the time of the Egyptian starting place of Khartoum within the 1830s, however it is remarkably just like a fortress of the pharaoh Akhenaten I saw farther down the Nile. learning the traditional citadel has helped me to appreciate its functionality. ” He eyed Wolseley coldly, then laid his ruler at the map simply south of the fortress, on a line working around the southern element of Tutti Island to the coastline of Khartoum simply northwest of the governor’s palace. “To the south of this line, the shore contrary Khartoum is unoccupied via the Mahdi’s forces.