|Plot Summary of The Horus Killings|
Lord Amerotke is the Chief Judge in the ancient capital of Thebes during the reign of the Pharoh-Queen Hatusu. On the Queen's return from a successful military campaign, she must win the support of the Priesthood. The senior priests are secretly opposed to a female becoming pharoh but if a historical precedent can be found then they must concede her legitimacy to rule.
It is while they are researching the archives that a vicious killer begins to murder the opposing clerics in the halls of The Temple of Horus. Hatusu orders Amerotke to attend the Temple and uncover the murderer before the common people start to think that the killings are huring her campaign to rule Egypt.
This synopsis report prepared by Alan J. Bishop
|Chapter Analysis of The Horus Killings|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
- ancient egypt
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- skilled citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- government investigator
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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