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Novels Set in Ancient Egypt – Egyptian Fiction Books PDF

Novels Set in Ancient Egypt - Egyptian Fiction Books PDF

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Egyptian Historical Fiction – Collection

Free novels about Egypt. Most of the books are historical fiction set in Ancient Egypt or are modern stories with Ancient Egypt as part of the plot.

Egypt Historical Fiction Books – Collection

About 55 free online novels and some audio books, resulting from a search for historical fiction about Egypt. Authors include Ahdaf Soueif, Pauline Gedge, Najib Mahfuz, George Ebers, Charles Kingsley, Theophile Gautier, John Maddox Roberts, Jeremiah Curtin, Elizabeth Peters, Colleen McCullough and more.

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A God Against the Gods

Return to Thebes

Drury, Allen
1976-78

A novel and its sequel concerned with the Egypt of 3,300 years ago and with the royal family of Akhenaten, Nefertiti, Tutankhamon, and other members of the ill-fated Eighteenth Dynasty.

The Sisters

Ebers, George
1883

The Twice Born

Seer of Egypt

Gedge, Pauline
2007-8

The first two volumes of the Egypt historical fiction trilogy “The King’s Man”. The Twice Born: “When Huy is sent away from his family’s farm to a prestigious school for a chance at a better life as a scribe, he is soon befriended by the family of the local governor. But just as Huy starts to feel at home with his aristocratic new friends, an unexpected attack shockingly takes his life. After five days in a crypt being prepared for his own burial, Huy miraculously revives. His mysterious return to life makes him a pariah …”
Seer of Egypt: “Huy has risen from lowly origins to become the seer of the King. When the King summons Huy to court to interpret a dream, Huy must choose between keeping his patron’s favour and putting Egypt’s future in jeopardy.”

Lord of the Horizon

Grant, Joan Marshall
1969

“The fourth of Joan Grant’s “Far Memory” novels, Lord of the Horizon, set in Egypt at the close of the dark XIth Dynasty, is a profound commentary on the power of fear and the unlimited ability of light to shatter it. It is the sequel to Eyes of Horus. Lord of the Horizon is the story, told in the first person, of Ra-ab, heir to the Nomarch of the Oryx. Ra-ab is twenty-one as the story begins. The dawn for which Ra-ab and the Watchers of the Horizon fought in Eyes of Horus has come, but to ‘Send Fear into Exile’, as the Watchers’ password promised, proves difficult. The new Pharaoh, Amenemhet, marries the daughter of the Pharaoh he deposed, thereby enabling her mother, a Babylonian by birth, to retain influence. Like a spider, she spins a web of intrigue and manipulation which threatens to plunge Egypt back into darkness. Her prize is Amenemhet’s son Senusert, who will one day be Pharaoh himself.” -TLS.

Pharaoh Fantastic

Greenberg, Martin H., ed.
2002

“From the Biblical Ten Commandments to the latest Stargate and Mummy films, the world of Ancient Egypt continues to mystify, enthrall, and fire the imagination. These original new stories cross the shifting sands of time to dig up the truth about Moses’ visions, the magic of mummification, and the power of animal-gods that still prowl the desert of our dreams.”

King of the Two Lands: The Pharaoh Akhenaten

Hawkes, Jacquetta
1967

Elevated monotheism and reform efforts of the idealistic Pharaoh Akhenaton and his lovely wife Nefertiti.

Valley of the Kings: A Novel of Tutankhamun

Holland, Cecelia
1997

“Re-creates the Egypt of Howard Carter in the early 20th century as that single-minded archeologist searches for the tomb of King Tutankhamen. With Carter as her narrator, Holland describes the heat, dust, thievery and bureaucracy of the time.” -Publisher.

Pharaoh

McGraw, Eloise Jarvis
1958

Queen Hatshepsut, acting as regent, proclaims herself Pharaoh and rules Egypt.

Heretic Queen: Heiress of Misfortune, Pharaoh’s Beloved

Moran, Michelle
2008

“In ancient Egypt, a forgotten princess must overcome her family’s past and remake history. Nefertari has been left to run wild in the palace, but catches the eye of the Crown Prince. All of Egypt opposes this union, and political adversity sets the country on edge.” Moran Heretic Queen free download or read online.

Nefertiti

Moran, Michelle
2007

“Fast-paced and historically accurate, Nefertiti is the dramatic story of two unforgettable women living through a remarkable period in history. Nefertiti and her younger sister, Mutnodjmet, have been raised in a powerful family that has provided wives to the rulers of Egypt for centuries. Ambitious, charismatic, and beautiful, Nefertiti is destined to marry Amunhotep, an unstable young pharaoh. It is hoped that her strong personality will temper the young ruler’s heretical desire to forsake Egypt’s ancient gods. From the moment of her arrival in Thebes, Nefertiti is beloved by the people but fails to see that powerful priests are plotting against her husband’s rule. The only person brave enough to warn the queen is her younger sister, Mutnodjmet.” – Publisher.

Shadow Hawk

Norton, Andre
1960

“Rahotep was the son of a noble Egyptian family, but an older half-brother had unjustly deprived him of his place at court and had secured his transfer to a distant desert outpost. There he led skirmishes against the Hyksos invaders who, in about 2000 B.C., had overrun Egypt and destroyed much of her ancient might.It was a time of intrigue and danger, a time when a young man might do great things. And Rahotep dared! With his band of splendid Nubian archers, skilled in the arts of desert warfare, he joined the sons of the Pharaoh in the first organized attack on their oppressors and proved himself, against great odds, a valiant citizen and courageous warrior.Andre Norton combines authentic detail and careful research in a narrative filled with swift action, violence and high courage. Shadow Hawk vividly recreates the ancient world of Egypt and its people in an important moment in history.” -Publisher. YA.

Men of Bronze

Oden, Scott
2004

“It is 526 B.C. and the empire of the Pharaohs is dying, crushed by the weight of its own antiquity. Decay riddles its cities, infects its aristocracy, and weakens its armies. While across the expanse of Sinai, like jackals drawn to carrion, the forces of the King of Persia watch and wait. Leading the fight to preserve the soul of Egypt is Hasdrabal Barca, Pharaoh’s deadliest killer.” -Publisher.

The Eye of Horus

Thurston, Carol
2001

“Hired by the Egyptology department of a Denver museum to create displays for an exhibit, medical illustrator Kate McKinnon encounters an intriguing enigma: the mummy of a young woman who lived thirty-three centuries ago, her ribs broken, one hand shattered, and a man’s skull between her legs. As the mummy’s remarkable secrets come to light, a parallel story begins to unfold of a young girl born into a nest of vipers in an age when godlike pharaohs reigned in unimaginable splendor. Suddenly Kate finds herself on a twisting path leading her deeper into the shadows of ancient Kemet…and ever closer to the shocking revelations of a crime so staggering its horrific power remains undiminished by the relentless passage of time.”

The Goddess Queen: A Novel Based on the Life of Nefertiti

Vidal, Nicole
1965

About Queen Nefertiti and her husband Amenhotep IV (Akhenaton) and their influence on Egyptian religion.

The Egyptian

Waltari, Mika
1949

“First published in the 1940s [in Finnish] and widely condemned as obscene, The Egyptian outsold every other American novel published that same year, and remains a classic; readers worldwide have testified to its life-changing power. It is a full-bodied re-creation of a largely forgotten era in the world’s history: an Egypt when pharaohs contended with the near-collapse of history’s greatest empire. This epic tale encompasses the whole of the then-known world, from Babylon to Crete, from Thebes to Jerusalem, while centering around one unforgettable figure: Sinuhe, a man of mysterious origins who rises from the depths of degradation to get close to the Pharoah … -Publisher.

Sarchedon: A Legend of the Great Queen

Whyte-Melville, George J.
1871

Romance of a soldier and a maiden in the time of Semiramis in Egypt and Assyria.

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