The Crook and Flail

Running Rabbit Press

son of the god must take her rightful place on Egypt's throne.

longs for power, but she is constrained by her commitment to maat – the sacred
order of righteousness, the way things must be. Her mother claims Hatshepsut is
destined for Egypt's throne – not as the king's chief wife, but as the king
herself, despite her female body. But a woman on the throne defies maat, and
even Hatshepsut is not so bold as to risk the safety of the Two Lands for her
own ends.

God's Wife of Amun, she believes she has found the perfect balance of power and
maat, and has reconciled herself to contentment with her station. But even that
peace is threatened when the powerful men of Egypt plot to replace her. They
see her as nothing but a young woman, easily used for their own ends and
discarded. But she is the son of the god Amun, and neither her strength nor her
will can be so easily discounted.

As the
machinations of politics drive her into the hands of enemies and the arms of
lovers, onto the battlefield and into the childbed, she comes face to face with
maat itself – and must decide at last whether to surrender her birthright to a
man, or to take up the crook and flail of the Pharaoh, and claim for herself
the throne of the king.

L. M.
Ironside's saga of the Thutmoside dynasty continues with The Crook and Flail, the anticipated sequel to The Sekhmet Bed.

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Running Rabbit Press
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Published on
Mar 28, 2013
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Fiction / Biographical
Fiction / Family Life
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Sagas
History / Ancient / Egypt
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