With the sudden death of his father, 16-year old Qa'a is thrust onto the throne, unprepared for rule. He is at the mercy of the cunning Chief Priest Khenemet and his evil disciple. A chance meeting with a successful trader, Nomti, creates a friendship that brings glory to the Two Lands.
But Qa'a's missteps bring the newly unified country to war. Unrest follows as the underground leaders of Lower Kem foment a rebellion that challenges King Qa'a's rule.
Will Qa'a recover from these setbacks and leave a legacy that future generations will praise? Or will his deep flaws tear The Two Lands apart once again?
I loved this book n the two. Before it, I only comment on the brilliant or the terrible. This book was a. Brilliant read, to me, it, try the three of them. I will keep up to date with Lester Picker in future, I hope he writes more Ancient History novels. I am now a Fan of his. Patricia Welsh