Lovely young Uarda is the innocent catalyst for a complex series of plots, intrigues, and romances that bring ancient Egypt to life. I still feel as though I am in Thebes, wandering from the temples to the necropolis to the small hut where Uarda lives.
Those days have always fascinated me, and I learned a great deal through this book and the footnotes the author included which cited his sources for certain elements he introduced at various points in the story, such as in a battle scene drawn completely from ancient sources.
At a certain point I could guess where all the plots and skulking around by some of the characters would lead, but that in no way detracted from the pleasure of seeing the many threads woven skillfully into a very thrillingending.
I will certainly be reading more Georg Ebers in the future.