The Valley of the Kings

It was a time of religious and political upheaval the heretic Pharaoh Akhenten s religious reforms had been defeated by the power of the Priests of Amun, and the young boy King, Tutankhamun, had been placed on the throne There was a famine in the land, and ongoing deadly intrigue in the Court as different factions maneuvered to gain control of Egypt It ended in the mystIt was a time of religious and political upheaval the heretic Pharaoh Akhenten s religious reforms had been defeated by the power of the Priests of Amun, and the young boy King, Tutankhamun, had been placed on the throne There was a famine in the land, and ongoing deadly intrigue in the Court as different factions maneuvered to gain control of Egypt It ended in the mysterious death of the young king, and his hasty, secret burial.Nearly thirty five hundred years later, in the 1920s, a young British archaeologist named Howard Carter becomes obsessed with finding Tutankamun s tomb But he must struggle with than the secretive nature of the ancient Egyptians his world cannot go on without the approval of the modern Egyptian bureaucracy or without continued financial support from the British peer who is looking for treasure than knowledge.
The Valley of the Kings It was a time of religious and political upheaval the heretic Pharaoh Akhenten s religious reforms had been defeated by the power of the Priests of Amun and the young boy King Tutankhamun had been

  • Title: The Valley of the Kings
  • Author: Cecelia Holland
  • ISBN: 9780312868628
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Paperback
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    1 thought on “The Valley of the Kings”

    1. While the author's representation of Howard Carter's dig and portrayal of ancient Egypt is solid, the story is simply a mess. The plot for both sections starts strong, but falls apart and limps to a disappointing finish, especially for the Egyptian section.

    2. This is really two novellas related only in that they both deal with King Tut. The first is recounting of the partnership between Howard Carter and Lord Carnavon and the discovery of Tut's tomb. The second is a historical novel set in the Egypt of Tut's day and concerns his palace intrigues, death, and burial. I found the modern part more interesting and compelling.

    3. Plot: 5 (both sections suffer from pacing problems)Characters: 3 (distinct yet thoroughly unlikable)Accuracy: 8 (generally accurate with somewhat extreme viewpoints)A very odd book. It’s essentially two novels in one. One tells the story of Howard Carter’s discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb. The other tells the story of Tutankhamen’s brief rule and burial. Connected obviously, but narratively they are completely separate. And the split is complete as well. Halfway though, once Carter has fo [...]

    4. This book was split into two halves: the first is the modern discovery of the tomb on Tutankhamen by Howard Carter, and the second half goes to ancient Egypt, to Tutankhamen's final year. The Carter story ended abruptly, and the second part bears no resemblance to actual history (as presented and documented on ). Even allowing for a scrundle of discoveries and scientific advancement from 1977 to today, the book wasn't very accurate. There was one concept that I found useful and likely true. In t [...]

    5. 2.5 StarsI'm going straight up the middle for the rating as this is one book with two different stories. The first part tells of how Howard Carter and the Earl of Carnarvon became partners and the discovery of the Boy King's tomb. This part I enjoyed. Holland managed to portray Carter as a much more interesting fellow than I believe he truly was in real life.But then we go back to Ancient Egypt and the goings-on around the living King Tut. All these characters were unappealing. Yep, even Tut was [...]

    6. I liked this book for the two different story lines and the description of Egypt during two different time periods, but not necessarily for historical accuracy. This book was written in two halves. The first half is the story of archaeologist Howard Carter's search for the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings. The second half is Cecelia Holland's version of what kind of a person King Tutankhamun might have been and how he may have died. What ties the two halves together is how [...]

    7. It's probably because I'm biased, but I really hated this book. I had been looking for fiction based on Tutankhamen’s life, so the first half of the book annoyed me as it was about Howard Carter (had enough of that with Sleeper in the Sands, thank you very much). The second half was what I was looking for, but I didn't take to her presentation of him. He may well have been a spoiled brat, but I prefer to live out the romanticised idea of him I had when I was a child - that of a decent boy who [...]

    8. Great fun. The first half is Howard Carter's search for King Tut's tomb. The second half is in Egyptian time with Tut, his wife,and mother. This book really makes the reader wonder what we actually know about life in Egyptian times!

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