The Battle of Kadesh (Ramses, Book 3)

By Christian Jacq

The strong Hittites have declared conflict on Egypt, and Ramses needs to do the very unlikely: grab their impregnable fort at Kadesh together with his ragged military, whilst his strong bodyguard and right-hand guy has been arrested, suspected of treason.

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It took no specified magic to paintings a spell on him. The robbery he dedicated regardless of himself is consuming away at him like acid. ” “If Ramses questions him, Romay will speak. ” “No, Your Highness. ” Ofir’s left hand traced a wide circle above the reflect. The water bubbled and a deep crack seemed within the copper. Shaanar sponsored away in astonishment. “Will that be sufficient to silence him? ” “Consider the matter solved. I doubt that there’s any demand me to go away Memphis. This home is on your sister’s identify, is it now not?

The 2 fan bearers now flanked Ahsha. good bred, good dressed, and supremely comfy, the younger diplomat regarded respectfully up on the royal couple. “I honor you, my noble and trustworthy friend,” declared Ramses, “because your suggestion has been helpful. You, too, have been regularly ready to stand possibility. You confident me to change my plans while the location required. Our state is once more at peace, however the peace is still tenuous. We stunned the rebels with the swiftness of our reaction, yet we've but to accommodate the Hittites, the true instigators.

International relations and deceit gets us nowhere, yet I’ll express you i will be able to deal with Ramses. ” “Let’s return to Hattusa,” the emperor stated decisively. “The mountain air can assist us imagine extra sincerely. ” FIFTY-SEVEN Springing excessive, Ramses plunged into the pool the place Nefertari used to be bathing. The king swam underwater and grabbed his spouse by means of the waist. Feigning shock, she enable him pull her lower than, they usually rose to the skin in a gradual include. Watcher, the yellow puppy, ran barking round the pool, whereas Fighter dozed within the color of a sycamore, a skinny golden collar round his neck attesting to his valor in conflict.

Because it needs to, or I’m unfit of the name. ” Ramses and Nefertari crossed the Nile, heading towards Karnak. They played their priestly tasks within the hidden temple of Amon; then the queen prayed by myself in Sekhmet’s chapel. The stone goddess, part lion, part lady, now appeared to smile on her. Pharaoh himself passed the good Royal spouse the goblet containing the one attainable antidote to the black magic operating opposed to her. The potion was once hot and candy tasting. Swooning, Nefertari lay down and closed her eyes.

Whilst he noticed the encampment in the midst of the evening, it appeared calm. Hattusili made himself identified to the guards, who opened the wood gates to him. Preceded by way of the manager defense officer, the emperor’s brother was once proven into Uri-Teshoop’s tent. the overall awakened unsatisfied. Seeing Hattusili was once no excitement less than the easiest of situations. “What’s so vital that it couldn’t wait till morning? ” grumbled Uri-Teshoop. “Your existence. ” “What does that suggest? ” “I’ve exposed a plot opposed to you. ” “Are you severe?

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