Author(s): C. J. Boomer
After the death of a beloved pharaoh, Egypt is on the verge of imminent invasion and ruin at the hands of the bold Hittite Empire. Merkhet, a young and tentative prince, is rushed upon the Golden Throne, following an unprecedented intervention from the gods. Navigating the intrigue of court politics is far more difficult than he could have ever imagined. All the while shadowy forces are plotting against him. And how will he manage the expectations of his jaded brother, Peronikh, who was the legitimate heir to the throne? When the annual floods reach the lowest levels ever, all faith in Merkhet's rule is abandoned.Can he overcome the gods' anger-and finally prove he is not the Cursed Pharaoh-before his homeland is lost to famine and devastation?