Sunday, 2 October 2011
Brajesh's Review : Christian Jacq's Ramses Series
Read this Christian Jacq Series on RAMSES II over last month. The fact that I finished all 5 in a row should be proof enough that this is an exciting series to invest time in.
You must read this if you have lived in Egypt, like Egypt, are interested in Egyptian History, fascinated by Pharaonic Culture, want to understand a legend or just plain and simple like a good read.
1st one "The son of the light" is mostly about the legend of Seti, father of Ramses and introduces us to some important characters and making of Ramses the king. (4.5/5)
2nd in series "The temple of million years" builds on early years of Ramses's rule and introduces us to his evil brother but really builds on his friend's quartet which includes the legendary Moses. (4.5/5)
3rd book "The battle of Kadesh" gives a unique take on this important historical event. By this time we are also introduced to wonderful characters in the Hittite Empire (3/5)
4th book "The lady of Abu simbel" handles all the complex webs and intricate workings of Ramses's empire as he grows older. The book ends with the opening of my favourite Egyptian monument of Abu Simbel (3.5/5)
5th book "Under the western acacia" winds down the story to Ramses's final years as a King. However since the attempt is to make each book independent by now the extent of repetitions start to get boring. (2.5/5)
Also check out Kim's detailed reviews of:
Ramses - The Son of the Light
Ramses - The Temple of a Million Years
Ramses - The Battle of Kadesh
Ramses - The Lady of Abu Simbel
Ramses - Under the Western Acacia