|Plot Summary of The Mask of Ra|
The Pharaoh Tuthmosis II has been victorious in his war against the raiders of the Nile Delta but is feeling weak and frail. He looks forward to his return to Thebes and his beautiful wife, Hatusu. But a witch polluted the Pharaoh's tomb and the homecoming ceremony was overshadowed by wounded doves. When Tuthmoses dies within an hour of his arrival, the Lord Judge Amerotke must serve his queen and justice by discovering the murderer and the assassins intent on overthrowing the royal line.
Rumours and speculation runs like locusts through the royal city. Suspicion is beginning to fall on Queen Hatusu and, demonstating her determination and strength as she and her judge must fight for the truth and uncover ancient secrets of Egypt.
This book is first in the series.
This synopsis report prepared by Alan J. Bishop
|Chapter Analysis of The Mask of Ra|
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 - 10%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 40%
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?
Murder of certain profession?
Kind of investigator
- skilled citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- champion of justice
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- mostly dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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