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Eyes of Horus

1942

Written at the outset of the War, Eyes of Horus tells the story of Ra'ab, heir to the Normarch of Oryx, one of eighteen provinces in Egypt. As he becomes an adult, Ra-ab learns that the rest of Egypt is ruled by corruption and fear. The priests have replaced the worship of Ra with that of Set. Only the Oryx has cast off these shackles, and it is here that a silent brotherhood, the Watchers of the Horizon, arises to work 'in the Light' and wait for a new age in Egypt. Ra-ab discovers his role in a dream and when the time is ripe leads the Oryx and their followers to victory and a new Egypt.


'This book is warm with the sunshine of Egypt, delicate with the beauty of its homes and palaces, its surpassing art; there are scenes of horrible torture which a few years ago could have been read as curiosities of a long dead past, but which to-day are only too tragically familiar from our newspapers; there are stories of graft, of insolent luxury and idleness, also unpleasantly familiar, but through all runs the spirit of chivalry and heroism and faith that are, too, very familiar today. Ra'ab, the Warrior, heir of the Peace of God, who writes the book, speaks with a voice that those who today are seeking illumination may welcome as the voice of a friend.'
Times Literary Supplement

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