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Eye Of The Moon by Dianne Hofmeyr

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This is the first in a gripping series of murder and intrigue set in the Egyptian court of long ago. Isikara helps to save the Princeâs life by fleeing with him to Nubia where they hope to find help and then supports him in his stand against the ruthless Queen Nefertiti. Be sure to also check out the second in the series Eye of The Sun.


Eye Of The Moon by Dianne Hofmeyr

When Isikara discovers the beautiful Queen Tiy of Egypt has been killed and her eldest son, Tuthmosis, is facing the same fate, she finds herself on the run with the young prince to get help to return him to his rightful place on the throne of Egypt. They must travel to Nubia to find allies - a journey which takes them along the Nile, across the desert and through bustling market towns, all the while avoiding their pursuers, the High Priests who wish to silence them. But there are dangers in the desert and all around. Who can they trust? And where will their adventure lead them? A gripping and pacy tale, packed with fascinating historical detail of Egypt.

About the Author

Dianne Hofmeyr

Dianne Hofmeyr grew up next to the sea, on the southern tip of Africa, and has travelled just about everywhere in Africa since. Her father was a mapmaker - helping her to plot not only the stars and unfamiliar terrain but also the texture and smell of new experiences. Her writing is a result of journeys with notebook and camera through places like Eygpt, Tunisia and Zimbabwe. Her teenage fiction has won the prestigious M-Net Book prize, judged with adult fiction, the Sanlam GOLD for Youth Literature (twice), the Sanlam SILVER award, the YOUNG AFRICA AWARD, an IBBY HONOURS BOOK award and a YOUNG AFRICA award. In South Africa, 'The Waterbearer' has won the M.E.R. award and is currently shortlisted for the Sunday Times Book of the Year.

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Publication date

3rd March 2008


Dianne Hofmeyr

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Simon & Schuster Ltd


320 pages


11+ readers

Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)



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