Lord of the Horizon

Lord of the Horizon The fourth of Joan Grant s Far Memory novels Lord of the Horizon set in Egypt at the close of the dark XIth Dynasty is a profound commentary on the power of fear and the unlimited ability of light

  • Title: Lord of the Horizon
  • Author: Joan Marshall Grant
  • ISBN: 9780380007318
  • Page: 358
  • Format: Paperback
  • The fourth of Joan Grant s Far Memory novels, Lord of the Horizon, set in Egypt at the close of the dark XIth Dynasty, is a profound commentary on the power of fear and the unlimited ability of light to shatter it It is the sequel to Eyes of Horus.Lord of the Horizon is the story, told in the first person, of Ra ab, heir to the Nomarch of the Oryx Ra ab is twenty one aThe fourth of Joan Grant s Far Memory novels, Lord of the Horizon, set in Egypt at the close of the dark XIth Dynasty, is a profound commentary on the power of fear and the unlimited ability of light to shatter it It is the sequel to Eyes of Horus.Lord of the Horizon is the story, told in the first person, of Ra ab, heir to the Nomarch of the Oryx Ra ab is twenty one as the story begins The dawn for which Ra ab and the Watchers of the Horizon fought in Eyes of Horus has come, but to Send Fear into Exile , as the Watchers password promised, proves difficult The new Pharaoh, Amenemhet, marries the daughter of the Pharaoh he deposed, thereby enabling her mother, a Babylonian by birth, to retain influence Like a spider, she spins a web of intrigue and manipulation which threatens to plunge Egypt back into darkness Her prize is Amenemhet s son Senusert, who will one day be Pharaoh himself Finally, Pharaoh realizes what has occurred, and calls on his friend Ra ab Hotep, hero of the revolution, to take Senusert to his home in the Oryx and help him grow up properly, so he will be ready to fulfill his duties as Pharaoh But the Babylonian is not yet defeated She continues to challenge Amenemhet s rule and authority, leading inexorably to the final showdown.As a child growing up in Edwardian England, Joan Grant became aware of an astonishing ability to remember previous lifetimes, and as an author professed her seven novels to be based on her personal recollections of other incarnations, male and female, in ancient civilisations Ra ab, the Warrior, heir of the Peace of God speaks with a voice that those who today are seeking illumination may welcome as the voice of a friend TLS

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    1. Loved this book for the principles it contains, the beautiful prose, and the fact that it's in story form. It's not a carefully crafted plot. The writer lingers over what interested her. It's page-turning quality is in the truths it contains.

    2. Read these books in my early teens in one voracious sitting during a school holiday. The living breathing world Grant creates have stayed with me for fifty years, and it's been a treat to re-read them.

    3. I like Joseph Downey's review, it says what I felt was most important about the book. I think it's an accurate presentation of the culture at that time, mixed with her metaphysical beliefs, which whil maybe not 100% accurate are probably pretty darn close, imo. I'll definitely be reading more by Joan Grant.

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