The Eyes of Pharaoh, set in Egypt in 1177 BC, brings an ancient world to life….
“Chris Eboch’s THE EYES OF PHARAOH is an intriguing mystery embedded within a book full of beautiful writing. Seshta and her friends are fun characters, well-drawn, and the book draws you along from chapter to chapter as you want to know what happens next. The best parts of the book, though, are the evocative descriptions which make you feel like you’re right there, running through the markets with Seshta or sitting by the river watching the fishermen.”
When Reya hints that Egypt is in danger from foreign nomads, Seshta and Horus don’t take him seriously. How could anyone challenge Egypt? Then Reya disappears. To save their friend, Seshta and Horus spy on merchants, soldiers, and royalty, and start to suspect even The Eyes of Pharaoh, the powerful head of the secret police.
Review Rating: 5 stars!
“I found the book fascinating for many reasons. It is informative and educational and it is not only about Egypt but also about friendship and loyalty. The many dimensions in the plot make it an engaging read. The characters are relatable and the author’s writing gives a good pace to the story. The twists and turns in the plot make it a compelling read. The setting of the story shows the extensive research the author must have done to make it enjoyable to readers. The mystery that runs through the plot is intriguing and the images are vivid. The author does an excellent job by bringing ancient Egypt to life through this story and giving readers a lot of information about the beliefs that existed in society during that period, as well as the culture and history.” Reviewed By Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite
Will Seshta and Horus escape the traps set for them, rescue Reya, and stop the plot against Egypt in time?
Rated S for Snapped Up
“This story shows how today’s kinds of conflicts play out in another time and place. Seshta must compete with sly fellow students who seem fresh out of Dance Moms; Horus’s brilliant toy designs are claimed by his boss; every foreign face looks dangerous. Eboch eschews the stilted language that often puts readers off historicals. The feel of time and place are expertly integrated, never telly. – Reviewed by SC Poe, Route 19 Writers
Chris Eboch lives in New Mexico, where she enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and watching the sunset from her patio. Her home office looks out on nature, complete with distracting wildlife such as roadrunners and foxes. Her BFA in photography is used mainly to show Facebook friends how lovely the Southwest is.
Chris’s middle grade novels include The Eyes of Pharaoh, a mystery in ancient Egypt; The Well of Sacrifice, a Mayan adventure; The Genie’s Gift, a middle eastern fantasy; and the Haunted series, which starts with The Ghost on the Stairs.
Chris writes romantic suspense novels for adults as Kris Bock. The Mad Monk’s Treasure, “Smart romance with an ‘Indiana Jones’ feel,” is currently free at all e-book retailers.