Ex-slave. Philosopher. Chosen one. Taita has risen from nothing to
become the most trusted man at the Pharaoh’s side. Only he can plot
a mission that will return Egypt to its former glory. Only he can
muster the force that can break the back of Egypt’s greatest enemy.
On the banks of the Nile, a hero will rise. Across the lush plains
of Egypt, Taita, a freed eunuch slave, wears his authority lightly.
Not only is he the close advisor to the Pharaoh, but he is guardian
to Pharaoh Tamose’s two teenage sisters, the young beauties Tehuti
and Bekatha. But the kingdom is not at peace. They have been
fighting Southern Egypt’s constant and historic enemy, the Hyksos
people in the north, since time began. To finally crush them,
Pharaoh must turn to his most trusted friend. Taita, philosopher,
poet and expert strategist, has a plan that will see Egypt destroy
the Hyksos army and form a coveted alliance with Crete in one move.
This plan will take him, his expedition commander Zaras, and their
mighty warriors on a perilous journey up the Nile, through Arabia
to the magical city of Babylon, then across the open seas to Crete.
The many dangers will cost lives and time, and they will meet
battle and betrayal head on. But Taita must not forget his two
charges, the spirited young princesses, whose attraction to the
very warriors who lead the fight threatens Taita’s meticulous plan
and the future of Egypt itself.