Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 15 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Memnon, son of the dead Pharoah, marries Masara, the daughter of an Ethiopian chieftain. What gift does her father give which aids the recapture of the kingdom?||"River God" by Wilbur Smith
Several thousand horses. Memnon, now grown to adulthood, takes the title of Pharoah Tamose. With the dowry of several thousand horses, he is able to re-invade Egypt, and sweep the Hyksos north, eventually setting up his throne at Elephantine Island, near modern-day Aswan.
Have Tanus buried in it instead. Although Pharoah Mamoset's body has been carefully preserved, Taita believes Tanus is more worthy of the tomb; Queen Lostris, of course, conspires with him in this endeavour.
They attack the Ethiopian chieftain, and defeat his forces. Taita and Tanus find Masara's father and strike a deal to rescue her and defeat Arkoun. Although the rescue succeeds and Arkoun is defeated, Tanus is fatally wounded in the battle.
Arkoun. Arkoun is cruel and rules his area brutally. During his captivity Taita befriends Masara, a fellow captive and a valuable hostage as the daughter of one of Arkoun's rival chieftains.
|The Queen has already borne her lover's child, which Pharoah accepted as his. What happens when she again falls pregnant, after Pharoah's death? ||"River God" by Wilbur Smith
The slave convinces everyone that Pharoah's spirit visited her. Lostris had already borne a son, Memnon, whose father is of course Tanus, but who was delightedly accepted by Mamoset as his longed-for male heir. When she becomes pregnant again, Taita convinces everyone that the dead Pharoah, still unburied in the hold of the ship, rose from the dead and visited Lostris.
Pharoah Mamoset is killed. The chariots and horses overwhelm the Egyptian army and Pharoah Mamoset receives a fatal wound to the stomach. The survivors of the army, along with the nobility including Lostris, Tanus, and Taita, flee southwards.
|The northern part of the kingdom, already under the rule of a false Pharoah, falls to an invading force. What are the invaders known as?||"River God" by Wilbur Smith
Hyksos. The Hyksos bring with them some (to Egyptian eyes) frightening new tools of war. They use horses, hitherto unknown in Egypt, and ride in chariots; until now the secret of making wheels had eluded the Egytpians.
He denounces Lord Intef as the leader of The Shrikes. After a long and bloody campaign, Tanus, now called "Akh-Horus" (The Brother of Horus) has destroyed most of the bandit gangs and captured their leaders. One by one they are brought before the Pharoah and denounce Intef as their overall leader. Intef flees, but only after Taita leads Pharoah and Tanus into the secret chambers where Intef has been hiding the wealth plundered from the Kingdom.
That Tanus finds and destroys the robber bands. Although Pharoah is angered by Tanus' words, inside, he accepts Tanus' criticism. He sees in Tanus the ideal person to destroy The Shrikes.
Speaking openly of the troubles besetting the land. Using the excuse of the Feast of Osiris, when matters may traditionally be brought to the attention of the Pharoah, Tanus denounces the weak generals who have failed to protect the people from the raids by bandits known as "The Shrikes".
Tanus. Tanus returns Lostris' love, and believes he will find favour with Lord Intef. Intef however, loathes and fears Tanus, having defrauded Tanus' father years earlier.
Lostris. Taita is totally devoted to Lostris, and although frequently exasperated by her antics, can deny her nothing.
Lord Intef. Intef, the Grand Vizier, is a corrupt and venal official, and gave the order for Taita to be castrated when he discovered Taita's love affair with a slave girl.
Taita. Taita is vain, but intelligent and skilled in many things: music, poetry, warfare, and so on.