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They built a civilization ahead of its time, and dominated the ancient world. They defined an era of war, love, passion, power, and betrayal. They were a people of mystery whose secrets have turned to dust -- but who inspire our awe and wonder even to this day... The ancient Egyptians They showed us how to live. And how to die. Christian Jacq, author of the internationa They built a civilization ahead of its time, and dominated the ancient world. They defined an era of war, love, passion, power, and betrayal. They were a people of mystery whose secrets have turned to dust -- but who inspire our awe and wonder even to this day... The ancient Egyptians They showed us how to live. And how to die. Christian Jacq, author of the international triumph Ramses, brings the people and the passions of ancient Egypt ot life in an enthralling epic novel in four volumes.


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They built a civilization ahead of its time, and dominated the ancient world. They defined an era of war, love, passion, power, and betrayal. They were a people of mystery whose secrets have turned to dust -- but who inspire our awe and wonder even to this day... The ancient Egyptians They showed us how to live. And how to die. Christian Jacq, author of the internationa They built a civilization ahead of its time, and dominated the ancient world. They defined an era of war, love, passion, power, and betrayal. They were a people of mystery whose secrets have turned to dust -- but who inspire our awe and wonder even to this day... The ancient Egyptians They showed us how to live. And how to die. Christian Jacq, author of the international triumph Ramses, brings the people and the passions of ancient Egypt ot life in an enthralling epic novel in four volumes.

30 review for The Wise Woman

  1. 4 out of 5

    Kübra Yağmur Aslanhan

    II. Ramses'in ölümüyle belirsizliğe sürüklenen Hakikat Meydanı, tehlikelerden kurtulmayı başaramayacak anlaşılan. İlk kitapta da gözlerimi devirmeme neden olan abartılı tasvirler vardır ancak bu kitap kendini aştı. 6 kiloluk ve iki ön dişiyle doğan çocuk mu olur arkadaş?! II. Ramses'in ölümüyle belirsizliğe sürüklenen Hakikat Meydanı, tehlikelerden kurtulmayı başaramayacak anlaşılan. İlk kitapta da gözlerimi devirmeme neden olan abartılı tasvirler vardır ancak bu kitap kendini aştı. 6 kiloluk ve iki ön dişiyle doğan çocuk mu olur arkadaş?!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Davina

    I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t really like it either but unlike the first one I managed to finish reading it

  3. 4 out of 5

    Judith Ray

    Definitely an improvement over "Nefer the Silent", Part 1 in the series. The characters are not quite as one-dimensional anymore (albeit still far from intriguing) and the story flows much smoother. Although the plot is getting a bit repetetive and the dialogues still appear clipped, I'm game for Part 3, only because I want to know what happens next. Definitely an improvement over "Nefer the Silent", Part 1 in the series. The characters are not quite as one-dimensional anymore (albeit still far from intriguing) and the story flows much smoother. Although the plot is getting a bit repetetive and the dialogues still appear clipped, I'm game for Part 3, only because I want to know what happens next.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Elif

    Not the best book in the series but full of action! English: https://elifthereader.com/books/the-w... Türkçe: http://kitaplikkedisi.com/kitaplar/bi... Not the best book in the series but full of action! English: https://elifthereader.com/books/the-w... Türkçe: http://kitaplikkedisi.com/kitaplar/bi...

  5. 5 out of 5

    Katka Olajcová

    Osudy ľudí z Miesta Pravdy pokračujú. Ramzes je mŕtvy, vládne jeho syn Merenptah, ktorý je už ale tiež v pokročilom veku, takže sa nepredpokladá, že bude vládnuť dlho. Remeselníci mu zatiaľ vyhotovujú hrobku a chrám miliónov rokov. Popritom im hádžu polená pod nohy Mehy so svojou manželkou Serketou v spolupráci so záhadným remeselníkom z Miesta Pravdy. Remeselníci, ale prekonajú všetko. Nefer si na sto percent plní svoje povinnosti, Paneb je výbušný, ale ako ochrankár nepremožiteľný, Klára je vše Osudy ľudí z Miesta Pravdy pokračujú. Ramzes je mŕtvy, vládne jeho syn Merenptah, ktorý je už ale tiež v pokročilom veku, takže sa nepredpokladá, že bude vládnuť dlho. Remeselníci mu zatiaľ vyhotovujú hrobku a chrám miliónov rokov. Popritom im hádžu polená pod nohy Mehy so svojou manželkou Serketou v spolupráci so záhadným remeselníkom z Miesta Pravdy. Remeselníci, ale prekonajú všetko. Nefer si na sto percent plní svoje povinnosti, Paneb je výbušný, ale ako ochrankár nepremožiteľný, Klára je vševediaca. Napriek tomu, že Egypt, jeho náboženstvo a zvyky sú úžasné, dej začína byť mierne repetetívny. Mehy vymyslí lesť, lesť sa začne odohrávať, Mesto Pravdy ju včas odhalí a všetko je, ako má byť. Ale aj tak to bolo príjemné čítanie a teším sa na pokračovanie.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Joanne

    Never thought about all the work that went into building the burial tombs of the pharoahs, although this is fiction, really gives insight into all the planning and perfection of the tombs along with characters we have come to know and love!!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Susan Elizabetha

    Fascinating story and characters of ancient Egypt.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Gillian Wigley

    An interesting read. I was lost in ancient Egypt and if you are interested in ancient times well worth a read. Looking forward to others in the series.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Philip Cheeseman

    Jolly thriller romp thru Ancient Egypt ends as series of events with Freemasons as heroes. Certainly not worth reading the sequels.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Ormuit

    I couldn´t put this book dook is amazing, history catches you and can´t stop reading

  11. 5 out of 5

    Carla

    É mais um 3,5 :) Este volume é uma continuação directa do anterior, levando-nos a seguir os protagonistas e a vida no Lugar de Verdade após a morte de um dos seus defensores, o faraó Ramsés o Grande. Com a subida de Merenptah ao trono do Egipto, os inimigos do Lugar de Verdade tentam aproveitar a ocasião para destruir a confraria de artesãos, conseguindo mesmo colocar um traidor dentro da aldeia por forma a descobrir os segredos da Pedra de Luz. No entanto, mesmo sem o carisma de Ramsés, o novo f É mais um 3,5 :) Este volume é uma continuação directa do anterior, levando-nos a seguir os protagonistas e a vida no Lugar de Verdade após a morte de um dos seus defensores, o faraó Ramsés o Grande. Com a subida de Merenptah ao trono do Egipto, os inimigos do Lugar de Verdade tentam aproveitar a ocasião para destruir a confraria de artesãos, conseguindo mesmo colocar um traidor dentro da aldeia por forma a descobrir os segredos da Pedra de Luz. No entanto, mesmo sem o carisma de Ramsés, o novo faraó consegue fazer frente aos problemas que surgem e proteger a confraria, que se dedica, durante os 10 anos do reinado, à construção do Templo dos Milhões de Anos e à Morada Eterna de Merenptah. Não há muito que possa dizer sobre este livro que já não tenha dito na crítica ao volume precedente, pois mais uma vez é o retrato da sociedade egípcia que sobressai, nomeadamente o relato da vida dentro do Lugar de Verdade e a progressão de Paneb na hierarquia da confraria, assim como a importância da religião no dia-a-dia. De resto, as personagens pouco evoluem, a não ser que se conte com os maus a ficarem com maiores requintes de malvadez e os bons a ficarem com uma imagem ainda maior de santos protectores de todo um modo de vida; e a trama avança de forma algo lenta, apesar de não conseguir deixar o livro de lado, dando-nos a possibilidade de ver um polvo a espalhar os seus tentáculos por forma a chegar ao seu desejado fim, mas sobretudo possibilitando-nos conhecer o quotidiano desta gente. É sem dúvida isto que me deixa fascinada, a recriação do dia-a-dia desta sociedade de forma tão exemplar e vívida. A realidade do que seria o quotidiano da sociedade egípcia até pode ser completamente diferente da apresentada aqui, mas esta parece real e muito credível. O final fica novamente em suspenso pois, à semelhança do primeiro, acaba com a morte de um faraó que protegia a comunidade de artesãos. Mas se antes havia um sucessor directo e inquestionável, ainda que com uma posição mais frágil e com uma tarefa mais complicada que a do seu antecessor, este livro abre a hipótese de uma guerra civil entre dois pretendentes ao trono, Seti e Amenmés. Conseguirá o Lugar de Verdade resistir a tal, com um traidor no seu seio esperando atacar a qualquer momento? Emprestado e pouco se perde com isso: O mal de volumes intermédios é que parecem muito semelhantes aos que os antecedem e este veio revelar isso mesmo, estando a classificação novamente a pender para “Vale o dinheiro gasto” mas sem propriamente lá chegar, porque não sei a conclusão! Ainda assim fica a curiosidade para seguir a série, mas não posso deixar de pensar que a história poderia ser mais curta. Estou a adorar conhecer o quotidiano e acompanhar Paneb na sua progressão, mas as peripécias começam a deixar algo a desejar e quero saber quem está por detrás! É que ainda são 4 volumes e começo a pensar "mas onde é que isto vai parar?" O_o

  12. 4 out of 5

    L

    The magical Egyptian legends brought vividly to life in their entire magnificent splendor! I have always been fascinated by ancient Egypt for it is a mystifying place of myth and legend, archaic treasures and past rituals that intrigue and dazzle. What makes the Ramses series stand-out is how it blends together historical fact with magical fantasy which adds a touch of supernatural suspense to an exploration of the past. Gods and Pharaohs, sorcery and evil interwoven amid a convincing world fille The magical Egyptian legends brought vividly to life in their entire magnificent splendor! I have always been fascinated by ancient Egypt for it is a mystifying place of myth and legend, archaic treasures and past rituals that intrigue and dazzle. What makes the Ramses series stand-out is how it blends together historical fact with magical fantasy which adds a touch of supernatural suspense to an exploration of the past. Gods and Pharaohs, sorcery and evil interwoven amid a convincing world filled with danger and astonishing achievements ~ reading this book is like opening Pandora’s Box and finding a clever concoction of treats and tricks inside… ‘The Stone of Light’ is a combination of action-packed “The Mummy” versus a Rick Riordan novel. It is an exciting, intense read which will delight any budding explorer or adventurer who dabbles in the dark arts and whose heart lies with the past. Since the death of Ramses the Great, the villagers of the place of truth must produce their best work to honor Egypt’s greatest Pharaoh. And as the new master of work, Nefer the silent bears the ultimate responsibility for all he oversees. The question remains if the new Pharaoh Merenpath will follow in his father’s footsteps or not? Also Nefer’s wife, Ubekhet, has been gifted with the knowledge of the supernatural and now the time has come to prove herself worthy of this gift ~ by seeking out the new found evil which is haunting the place of truth. Thefts, murders and floods, sorcery and evil, Nefer and Ubekhet must take on this and more as they prepare for the grandest burial Egypt has ever known… I was so impressed by this breathtaking book full of shocking drama, wonderful premise and colorful characters. It is definitely my chosen book of 2013.

  13. 4 out of 5

    J. Else

    Book 2 is just as good as the first. This book seemed more full of action. Lots of plot movement, which kept the pages turning! Paneb's strengths are his passion to his craft, loyalty to his friends, and energy which helps enliven the others in his crew to keep pushing themselves. He is still unfaithful to his wife, though his love for her seems to be growing. I hope to see more maturity in the next book. For now, I still find myself with that love-fustration relationship with this character. Jacq Book 2 is just as good as the first. This book seemed more full of action. Lots of plot movement, which kept the pages turning! Paneb's strengths are his passion to his craft, loyalty to his friends, and energy which helps enliven the others in his crew to keep pushing themselves. He is still unfaithful to his wife, though his love for her seems to be growing. I hope to see more maturity in the next book. For now, I still find myself with that love-fustration relationship with this character. Jacq does a masterful job of casting suspeicion on different crew members as to who the traitor is! Someone is working against the Place of Truth, and Jacq keeps shifting your focus on different characters. You're left just as "in the dark" as Nefer is, the master of the Place of Truth who searches for this mysterious evildoer! Jacq marked time better in this book. Some chapters start by saying what year it is in the pharaoh's reign. I'm glad he had greater detail in the passage of time. It helped outline the time it took to construct a royal tomb and temple. Time passes quickly in each chapter, so it helped a lot to have time more defined. Jacq's details about Egyptian religious beliefs and about the Afterlife and the world around them is so beautiful and enticing. I just love, LOVE these details! It gives the ancient world a level of sophistication and enchantment. It was a treat when Jacq ventured to Memphis and the great pyramids. I wish there had been more, but this book expanded its reach quite a bit compared to book 1. Each new site in this story was a delight. Another enjoyable book with an array of enjoyable (and sometimes frustrating) characters. I can't wait for book 3!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Sheffielder

    While definitely readable, this book is a bit like a soap opera. We are presented with a series of mysterious happenings, but each of them is resolved within a page or three of being launched. As a result there is no really meaty puzzle to get your teeth into before the author explains all. By the end of the book, little of any significance seems to have changed, and even the old dog has been replaced by an identical new one with the same name. Disappointing in that regard, but the easy writing While definitely readable, this book is a bit like a soap opera. We are presented with a series of mysterious happenings, but each of them is resolved within a page or three of being launched. As a result there is no really meaty puzzle to get your teeth into before the author explains all. By the end of the book, little of any significance seems to have changed, and even the old dog has been replaced by an identical new one with the same name. Disappointing in that regard, but the easy writing style is enjoyable, and at 440 pages you definitely get your money's worth.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Phair

    I only listened to the abridged audio cassette version. Had already listened to Book 1 of the series so this was like revisiting old friends. I enjoyed it but felt this one had no real ending- just a lull in the action and a sense of foreboding for the future leading into the next book. Nice period feel.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Andrea

    4 book series colorfully illustrating the daily lives of the Egyptian Tomb Builders. The stories are rich in history and culture and capture the lives of these artisans beautifully.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Oscar Riba

    Ends up being tedious

  18. 5 out of 5

    Hypatia

    I'm not enjoying these as much as some of his other series. I suspect a poor translation though, rather than the story itself being bad. I'll finish it, but I definitely prefer his other work. I'm not enjoying these as much as some of his other series. I suspect a poor translation though, rather than the story itself being bad. I'll finish it, but I definitely prefer his other work.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Christine Van Heertum

    meilleur que le 1er de la série (Nefer le Silencieux), même si les caractères restent, comme je l'ai mentionné pour le 1er tome, fort semblables aux autres "sagas" de C. Jacq. meilleur que le 1er de la série (Nefer le Silencieux), même si les caractères restent, comme je l'ai mentionné pour le 1er tome, fort semblables aux autres "sagas" de C. Jacq.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Sandra Azevedo

    Adorei!! Excelente investigação ... forma de escrita... realmente o autor escreve de uma forma que fica na memória! :)

  21. 5 out of 5

    Carobe

    Den visa kvinnan.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Mariana

    A great continuation

  23. 4 out of 5

    Katia

    Very good book! It.' s magic history and I want to keep reading!! Very good book! It.' s magic history and I want to keep reading!!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Deborah

  25. 4 out of 5

    Evy

  26. 4 out of 5

    Mads Brønden Wijngaard

  27. 5 out of 5

    Alina Maria

  28. 4 out of 5

    Mari Takemoto

  29. 5 out of 5

    Anita Missin

  30. 5 out of 5

    Silvia Milanesi

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