Those who have read Sun Child, have commented on how easy I led them into Ancient Egypt and the life of this young prince, like actually walking into the scenes.
"An easy entry into Ancient Egypt. This is better than Harry Potter," said Joe Perrin, retired Forest Fire Spotter and father of eleven. "Even privileged children will learn about courtesy and thoughtfulness."
"You surround the reader with vivid imagery, inviting us to float down the Nile and hide among the reeds. To feel the cool tile floors on bare feet as we walk the long, pillared halls of palaces and temples. To know a premonition of sadness for a brilliant young leader," commented Vivia Giovannini, author of The Glass Ball.
"I learned a lot about Ancient Egypt and hieroglyphs. I hope the second book comes soon," said Theresa B., my 13-year-old reader.
Edmund Meltzer's (The Esteemed Egyptologist) comments:
"Rene O'Deay has given us an engaging and sympathetic portrayal of the 8-year-old Prince Tutankhaten, the future King Tutankhamun, and his life at the Egyptian court. Through her eyes we see him and his companions with humanity and immediacy, and the setting with vivid detail. She has obviously studied a great deal and devoted serious thought to that crucial period of Egyptian history, and to how the motivations of real people could have brought about such portentous events. Her Tut is no stiff puppet pulled by the strings of history; he is definitely a real boy. . . and a real king." "...the Prince... so charmingly brought to life."
Edmund S. Meltzer, PhD, Editor, "The Name of the Dead: Tutankhamun Translated."
"As one author to another...I really enjoyed reading your book on the young King Tutankhamun. Making him come alive right in front of your eyes is wonderful! Now I am awaiting your 'second episode' and am intrigued by the title "Scorpion Queen" in reference to his wife, Ankhesenamun, one of the daughters of the enigmatic pair, King Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti."
Jane Richards; author, "Tombs,Temples and Thrones", a children's book about an Ancient Egyptian Queen as a young girl. Owner/Moderator - Egypt and Beyond
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Book Two: The Scorpion Queen
But the story doesn't end there, other inspirations revealed to me include the important part played in Tut's reign and after by Queen AnkhesenpaAten, who changed her name to Ankhesenamen when Tut changed his to Tutankhamen, and the drama surrounding his fatal injury.
What happens next?
Adventures, intrigues, restoring order to the torn Kingdom and Empire, attempts on their lives, romance....
You'll just have to wait for The Scorpion Queen, Book Two of the Children of the Sun.
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