What if the priesthood of Amun became more powerful than Pharaoh himself, and in an attempt to regain his power, Pharaoh loses himself in his radical obsessions leaving his successors to stem the tide of rebellion and revive a failing country?
Get ready for an emotional family saga set in the New Kingdom of Egypt. Follow the royal family's journey through a harsh struggle for power, a devastating plague, a conspiracy for murder, and the realization of sacred revenge.
This future she knows for certain—the great sun city will be her undoing.
Amidst a power struggle between Pharaoh and the priesthood of Amun, Queen Nefertiti helps the ill-prepared new Pharaoh, Amenhotep, enact his father's plan to regain power for the throne. But what seemed a difficult task only becomes more grueling when Amenhotep loses himself in his radical obsessions.
Standing alone to bear the burden of a failing country and stem the tide of a growing rebellion, Nefertiti must choose between her love for Pharaoh and her duty to Egypt in this dramatic retelling of a story forgotten by time.
"If you're a fan of all things ancient Egyptian, from Nefertiti's bust to King Tut's tomb, this book is for you...engaging and suspenseful until the very end." - Readers' Favorite (★★★★★)
"...a masterpiece recreation of the life and world surrounding Nefertiti that will thrill and amaze any reader!" - RedHeadedBookLover Blog (★★★★★)
The author rated this book for ages 13+ for violence and adult themes.
1335 B.C. Egypt is failing. Allies are leaving. War is inevitable.
The power struggle for the throne should have ended long ago, but yet it rages onward shrouded in conspiracy and murder.
Pharaoh Akhenaten's plan to regain power from the priesthood of Amun is done, but his religious zeal has stripped the economy and the people's morale.
Whisperings of rebellion fill the streets as enemies close in on Egypt's borders leaving Nefertiti to fend off political wolves as she attempts to stabilize the nation and keep her crown.
"..a page-turning frenzy...Secrets in the Sand is a superb continuation of a fantastic and immersive historical series." - K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite (★★★★★)
"...a vivid portrayal of a society characterized by the quest for power..." - Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite (★★★★★)
"From high-level political intrigues to the tender blossoming of romance, Secrets in the Sand has it all...with characters that step off the page." - Caitlin Lyle Farley for Readers' Favorite (★★★★★)
Egypt is divided and conspiracy runs deep--the boy King Tut inherits a nation of chaos, and his wife, Queen Ankhesenamun, is desperate to earn his trust.
Pharaoh Tutankhamun must decide Egypt's path amid political turmoil and corruption while Queen Ankhesenamun struggles to convince Pharaoh that their lives are at stake.
With truth shrouded in mystery, doubt attacks the royalty as a power mercilessly pursues the crown. Egypt's fate is determined by Pharaoh's and Queen Ankhesenamun's success or failure in the coming storm.
"Scarab in the Storm is one of the most intricate, richly detailed and exceptionally well-woven books I have ever read." - Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite (★★★★★)
"...a fantastic read that no history fan should be without. Scarab in the Storm is a highly recommended novel." - K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite (★★★★★)
"...This novel brings to life a forgotten world and unveils the beauty and trials of ancient Egypt." - Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite (★★★★★)
Scarab in the Storm was a finalist in the 2020 KBR Awards in Literary Fiction.
Reborn, General Horemheb stakes his claim to the throne and takes his final revenge.
Receiving the crown with his queen Mut by his side, Pharaoh Horemheb knows all should be well in a flourishing and peaceful Egypt. Yet, the position of Pharaoh is skirted and dishonored. The Amun priesthood suffers fear and restraint from the people who now know their past corruptions.
How will he re-establish the power of Pharaoh and keep authority over the priesthood? And how will he live with his overwhelming guilt and find love again?
"Merewether is a master of detail and a true storyteller, the likes of which I haven't read in the genre since an initiation to Michelle Moran and L.M. Ironside." - Jamie Michele for Readers' Favorite (★★★★★)
"Silence in the Stone is a stunning piece that left me speechless... intricate plots, rich details, and accurate depictions of the ancient Egyptian culture...yet another masterpiece..." - Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite (★★★★★)
"Author Lauren Lee Merewether has crafted a deep and involved drama that takes us through many of the social, cultural, and political intrigues of ancient Egypt, both educating and entertaining us chapter by chapter." - K.C. Finn for Reader's Favorite (★★★★★)
As each book of The Lost Pharaoh Chronicles series is released, I had planned to add its accompanying Reader's Guide here, but I focused my time on writing the two collections for the series. Apologies for the delay. I'm working on the remainder while I write a new series.
These guides go beyond the story into the history behind it. They will take you on a journey through the past with pieces of my research behind each chapter; dig in and separate fact from fiction. There are chapter summaries, a timeline, a family tree, a map and much more. They accompany a theme analysis and character analysis. Some even include an unedited chapter that didn’t quite make it into the story.
As a fellow history and story lover, I wanted my readers to be able to experience the past at the touch of a finger and a little bit of imagination.
Grab these novella length reader's guide to take you to new depths of the Ancient Egyptian culture and see The Lost Pharaoh Chronicles from the inside out!
If you want the paperback version, click here.
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