In her search for answers, Sesha must find a priceless scroll for the pharaoh.
Sesha and Ky, children of the pharaoh’s royal physician, are left charming snakes and stealing food to survive after a brutal fire takes their parents and their home.
Unsure of whom to trust, the pair are found and brought back to the palace, despite misgivings that the royals are somehow involved in their parents’ deaths. Sesha is tasked with finding the rare and valuable medical document her father was transcribing for the pharaoh, who needs it urgently for his upcoming campaign.
Befriended by another scribe and a young princess, Sesha must navigate palace intrigue and temple treachery while desperately seeking the priceless scroll that not only has the power to reveal the circumstances around her parents’ death and mitigate any casualties of battle, but may also be the only thing that can save her brother’s life.
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This story read itself. From the first page to the ending it was packed full of mystery, bravery and love. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the characters’ personalities. It was like going on an adventure that was about more than just a murder. It was about saving a nation. And to find out that the scroll is a real item, just the cherry on top of the cake. This is definitely a book that will intrigue it’s reader and make him/her wonder about the possible future these characters will have. I admit I was expecting more from the ending, since it did feel a little like there is potential for a sequel and we do not get the full closure that at least I wanted to have. But nontheless, a fantastic story well worth my time.