The Hyksos – interlopers from Asia Minor with Cretan and Minoan trading connections – ruled Egypt for over two hundred years. Then the native princes, roused by Seqenenra Tao of Weset, launched a rebellion. After his death, his son Kamose assumes command of the rebels and leads his troops on a perilous sweep up the river Nile toward the delta stronghold of the Hyksos pharoah Apepa. But Kamose cannot lead the Egyptians to ultimate triumph.
Pauline Gedge (born 1945) is an award-winning and bestselling Canadian novelist.
Pauline Gedge's novels are mostly historical novels, set in Ancient Egypt. Stargate is a science fiction novel, The Covenant is a contemporary horror novel, and Scroll of Saqqara incorporates some fantasy elements.