Tutankhamun and the Daughter of Ra

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Tutankhamun and the Daughter of Ra
Cover to the UK paperback
Author Moyra Caldecott
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Egyptian Cycle
Genre Historical novel
Publisher Arrow Books (UK)
Publication date
1990
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 212 pp (paperback edition)
ISBN ISBN 0-09-959870-1 (paperback edition)
OCLC 24714107
Preceded by Akhenaten: Son of the Sun

Tutankhamun and the Daughter of Ra is a novel written by Moyra Caldecott in 1989. It was first published in 1990 as Daughter of Ra in paperback by Arrow Books Limited (ISBN 0-09-959870-1).

Plot introduction[edit]

Based on the lives of Tutankhamun and Ankhesenamun.

Tutankhamun and the Daughter of Ra is part of Moyra Caldecott’s Egyptian sequence, which also includes Hatshepsut: Daughter of Amun and Akhenaten: Son of the Sun. Chronologically, Tutankhamun and the Daughter of Ra takes place after the other two books.

Plot summary[edit]

Ankhesenamun has never been safe in all her short life – not even with her beloved husband and half brother Tutankhamun.

Daughter of Pharaoh Akhenaten and the fabled Nefertiti, and married at one time to her father, she is forced to marry Tutankhamun by the powerful General Horemheb at a time of bitter political and religious division. Ankhesenamun is the delicate link between scheming factions.

Left vulnerable by the failure of her plans for the sacred egg of Ra and the death of her young husband, Ankhesenamun is forced into making one last extraordinary and desperate bid for life and happiness...

Characters in "Tutankhamun and the Daughter of Ra"[edit]

  • Tutankhamun – the main protagonist
  • Ankhesenamun – half sister and wife to Tutankhamun
  • Horemheb – General in Pharaoh's army

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