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eBook Rise of the Golden Cobra ePub

by Stephen Taylor,Henry Aubin

  • ISBN: 1554510600
  • Category: Literature and Fiction
  • Subcategory: Teens
  • Author: Stephen Taylor,Henry Aubin
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Annick Press (April 13, 2007)
  • Pages: 200
  • ePub book: 1735 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1838 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 171

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Henry T. Aubin is an award-winning journalist for the Montreal Gazette and the author of three non-fiction books for adults. This is his first work for younger readers.

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Rise of the Golden Cobra surrounds the actual reign of Pharaoh Piankhy, the brilliant and compassionate leader whose astonishing campaign united ancient Egypt

Rise of the Golden Cobra surrounds the actual reign of Pharaoh Piankhy, the brilliant and compassionate leader whose astonishing campaign united ancient Egypt. Nebi's adventures take him to the court of Piankhy himself, to friendship with feisty Prince Shebitku, and to war. Fierce battles culminate in the siege of Memphis, where Nebi finally confronts Nimlot and his own desire for revenge.

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RISE OF THE GOLDEN COBRA surrounds the actual reign of Pharaoh Piankhy, the brilliant and compassionate leader whose astonishing campaign united Ancient Egypt. Nebi’s adventures take him to the court of Piankhy himself, to friendship with feisty Prince Shebitku, and to war. Well-served by the pharaoh’s honorable example, Nebi finds release in letting Nimlot live. Books related to Rise of the Golden Cobra.

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A young scribe with revenge on his mind. A pharaoh's war for the honor of Egypt. An action-packed tale from ancient history. During a picnic overlooking the Nile, 14-year-old scribe Nebi spots the riders first. Led by the treacherous Count Nimlot, the raiding party slaughters Nebi's master, the region's head of police.

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Although this book started out in a promising fashion, it did not hold my interest as much as I'd hoped it would. Would be enjoyable to boys who like reading historical fiction and ancient civilizations.

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A young scribe with revenge on his mind. A pharaoh's war for the honor of Egypt. An action-packed tale from ancient history.

During a picnic overlooking the Nile, 14-year-old scribe Nebi spots the riders first. Led by the treacherous Count Nimlot, the raiding party slaughters Nebi's master, the region's head of police. Although wounded, Nebi -- knowing that the pharaoh's northern territory is no longer secure -- escapes as the only living witness.

Nebi is quickly catapulted into events that will change history. Set in 728 B.C., Rise of the Golden Cobra surrounds the actual reign of Pharaoh Piankhy, the brilliant and compassionate leader whose astonishing campaign united ancient Egypt.

Nebi's adventures take him to the court of Piankhy himself, to friendship with feisty Prince Shebitku, and to war. Fierce battles culminate in the siege of Memphis, where Nebi finally confronts Nimlot and his own desire for revenge. Well-served by the pharaoh's honorable example, Nebi finds release in letting Nimlot live. Meanwhile, Piankhy's victory unites North and South Egypt, making him the one true pharaoh entitled to wear the golden cobra crown.

Bursting with action and political intrigue, and rich in historical detail and dramatic illustrations, Rise of the Golden Cobra is an epic adventure for the ages.

Comments

Anasius Anasius
I like action packed books but this was the worst one yet. Boring and at no part of the book the world was a stake.
NI_Rak NI_Rak
Rise of the Golden Cobra by Henry T. Aubin is a historical novel based on the military and political campaign of Kush King Piankhy and his goal to unify Egypt in eighth century BCE. The story unfolds through the adventures of a young slave boy, Nebi, who through fate is the sole survivor of a political assassination attempt and must deliver an important message to the King to save the kingdom. Nebi befriends Sheb, the King's nephew, and the two encounter situations where they are introduced to concepts of honor, loyalty, and respect. The reader also gets a sense of Piankhy's renowned moral character which is demonstrated in his military engagements, merciful treatment of prisoners of war, and love of horses. The wisdom behind his decisions indicates extreme intelligence and cunning. Both Nebi and Sheb grow into manhood under a veil of nobility and learn positive life lessons under the King's tutelage.

Although targeted for young adults, this "mature" adult learned from the book. Via his notes, the author reminds the reader of the tense political climate of Egypt (separation of Upper and Lower Egypt) at the time of the novel. He layers in the spiritual/religious beliefs of the era and combines many interesting, factual tidbits, e.g. ascension to the Pharaoh's throne was not automatically passed to the eldest child but any nephew, cousin, brother, or other heir could ascend if the council of priests (with the "gods" consent) considered him/her worthy. Also worth noting are the illustrations - they were extremely well done and proved very helpful in orienting the reader to the geographical layout of ancient Egypt and events in the story.

Although the author admittedly took some mild liberties in the novel, he based the plot on historically documented conflicts and actual persons while staying true to the time line of events and key characters involved in the campaigns. I recommend this to young adults interested in history, adventure, and ancient Egypt.

Reviewed by Phyllis

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Jieylau Jieylau
It's hard to put down this well-narrated, exciting novel directed to young adults but valuable for readers of all ages. Here we find a solid sense of history and geography, a cast of noble characters, exciting well-developed adventures and battles visually and geometrically designed.Often the writing has a cinematic aspect to it. The character of Sheb is a delight to get to know as he matures at every level over the course of the novel. The real fruits of the novel, for me, are at the ethical level: the importance of honor, of tolerance and forgiveness, of waging war(when it cannot be avoided)morally, of compassionate treatment of non-combatants and of saving lives whenever possible. At the end of the novel, when Sheb proclaims that "To find real freedom, you can't hate;" and "Forgiveness can change people," the reader knows that he has incorporated Piankhy's wisdom and is ready to be king.
Goltizuru Goltizuru
First of all, let me say that I really enjoyed this book. The characters grabbed me and I just wanted to find out what was going to happen to them, and I wasn't disappointed in the least.

I had never heard of this part of history, since it seems that the book is based on sort-of real events, and it is, well, far in the past, but it really made me think about the way things are today. Kind of not Harry Potter, but in a good way. Any kid interested in a good story ought to read it.