So here I am, standing on top of a pyramid. I’m as high as the sky and king of the world. On days like this, I feel I can almost touch the sun…
From the author of Temple Boys comes this thrilling adventure set in Ancient Egypt.
Boy was plucked out of the River Nile as a baby. He now works at the local inn, making the plates and beakers from mud, as well as beautiful model animals that everyone loves. They live in the shadow of the Great Pyramid, working hard and trying not to run foul of the new king, who has banned all the old gods and closed the temples.
Then a mysterious stranger comes to the inn. He takes Boy to King Akenaten’s city, where his artistic talent is put to use on the unfinished sculpture of Queen Nefertiti’s head. But it soon becomes clear that something darker is being plotted…
Fans of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and Magnus Chase series will love this historic adventure that blends compelling fictional characters with a historically accurate setting. A captivating adventure for readers aged 10+.
Jamie Buxton read English at Cambridge and has been writing all his adult life. He taught in States for a while and splits his time between London, Dartmoor, his car, local cafés who are sick of the sight of him, and libraries when he can find one. He is married with one child, plus dog, cats and all their fleas.
He has also travelled extensively in the middle east, which is what inspired Temple Boys as a new way of telling the most famous story ever told. He had to go beyond the sights, sounds and smells of old Jerusalem to try and understand what an ordinary boy would do if he came across a man who said he could save the world.