Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Murder of King Tut by, James Patterson

Publishing House: Little, Brown and Company
Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery
Rating: R
Summary: A secret buried for centuries

Thrust onto Egypt's most powerful throne at the age of nine, King Tut's reign was fiercely debated from the outset. Behind the palace's veil of prosperity, bitter rivalries and jealousy flourished among the Boy King's most trusted advisors, and after only nine years, King Tut suddenly perished, his name purged from Egyptian history. To this day, his death remains shrouded in controversy. 

The keys to an unsolved mystery

Enchanted by the ruler's tragic story and hoping to unlock the answers to the 3,000 year-old mystery, Howard Carter made it his life's mission to uncover the pharaoh's hidden tomb. He began his search in 1907, but encountered countless setbacks and dead-ends before he finally, uncovered the long-lost crypt. 

The clues point to murder

Now, in The Murder of King Tut, James Patterson and Martin Dugard dig through stacks of evidence--X-rays, Carter's files, forensic clues, and stories told through the ages--to arrive at their own account of King Tut's life and death. The result is an exhilarating true crime tale of intrigue, passion, and betrayal that casts fresh light on the oldest mystery of all.

I am a huge history fan. I am fascinated by Ancient Egyptian History so when I discovered this book and saw that it was written by one of my favorite authors I was very interested.

This book is defiantly not for children just because of the fact that some manners discussed in the book would be hard for children to grasp. Examples of this are murder, marriage to a sibling (something common in ancient Egypt), rape, and a wife giving her husband another women to sleep with.

I rated this book as R because of these themes as well as moments of intimacy are briefly described.

This book is very good and truly enjoyed it even with the jumping over pieces. As always the choice to read this book is yours. 

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