Egyptian mythology tells us that long ago the brother gods Osiris and Set ruled peacefully over the lands of Upper and Lower Egypt, each in his own kingdom. But over time Set came to covet his brother's lands and crown, and eventually the temptation overwhelmed him. Usurping Osiris' throne, Set began a blood feud that spread war, death and mutilation through both the heavens and the earth. Gods and men chose sides and took up arms on behalf of both Set and Horus, the heir of Osiris. This book retells the mythic struggle between Horus and Set, exploring the variations and background to the feud, and examining the earthly realities that inspired, or reflected, the actions and allegiances of the Gods, such as the political rivalries between the two kingdoms, and the invasion by Cambyses II. Egyptian weapons and strategies are also examined, showing how their gods and men did battle.
About the Author
David McIntee is a freelance writer and journalist, living in England. Among his many titles are a dozen "Dr. Who" further adventures and a pair of acclaimed non-fiction titles. He loves movies, music, reading, model-making, and fighting with live steel.
Mark Stacey and Angela Gonzalez-Hevia have now retired from a lifetime of teaching Spanish to adults at all levels and divide their time between the United Kingdom and Spain.