A Place in the Sun by Jill RubalcabaA Book not worth a second of your time
By Josh Evan Barker
In the early ancient world the largest civilization was Egypt. It is one of the oldest civilizations and it is still around today. Among many books about Ancient Egypt I read a very confusing book called, A Place in the Sun. I would not recommend this book to anyone. It is so confusing and does not give enough background. There are two stories going on in the book. One about Pharaoh Ramses II and his son. His son, who is Merneptah dreams of being Pharaoh, but during a time when the plague is spreading he gets very sick and almost dies.
The other story is where a boy named Sunmuts father is bitten by a snake and becomes unconscious. Being a wicked generation and superstitious Sunmut thought the only way to cure his father was to build a small statue of one of the immoral gods of the Egyptian culture. He accidentally kills a dove while putting his mallet down, which is a crime worthy of death. A doctor somehow sees the whole thing happen pleads on Sunmuts case. Instead of death the boy is to work in a gold mine. He meats a friend who slips away through the desert and sees him later at the Governors Office. Sunmuts Im guessing steals gold and builds the statue again that got him in trouble and guards find out. He is getting ready to be burned the governor somehow hears about it from 200 miles away. He says in the book “Bring me the boy from the goldmine 200 miles away.” He somehow stops the burning and gets Sunmut out of trouble somehow and Sunmut somehow ends up at the palace of King Ramses where the two stories meet.
At the end Sunmet holds the statue over Merneptahs face so the gods will free him from his sleep. It is not indicated weather Merneptah was dead or asleep, but the reaction of him waking is so big it seems like he had died. And Merneptah wakes up and everyone is so happy. He meets Sunmet and lets him be an apprentice to the Royal Sculptor.
This story has so many lose ends where you just guess of whats happening or what happened. The author is Jill Rubalcaba and if I can help it I will read no more of her books. The two stories dont come together well either because Sunmet is escorted by soldiers home. The chapter then ends and the next chapter begins with Sunmet at The Pharaohs palace. I want to clearly state that if you have not yet read the book, dont waist your time and instead read The Cat of Bubastes, A Tale of Ancient Egypt by G.A. Henty. This book is worth not one second of your time. If you read, enjoy ;-).
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Not in Malaysia? Choose your country's store to see books available for purchase. When Senmut, a young stone sculptor, is exiled for life to the gold mines of Nubia, he must count on all his skills in order to survive. A novel of bristling intrigue, set against the dramatic historical backdrop of 13th century b. Sphinx's Princess. Esther Friesner.
Thank you! Nine-year-old Senmut's happiness comes to an abrupt end when a cobra bite takes his father to death's door, and when he accidentally commits an act of sacrilege by killing a dove. Banished to the deadly gold mines of Nubia, Senmut still contrives to carve an amulet in the image of Sekhmet, goddess of illness, in hopes of saving his father. So fine is the work that the overseer sends it and Senmut back to plague-ridden Thebes, where Merneptah, the Pharaoh's son, lies stricken with smallpox. There Senmut hears that his father is alive; when Merneptah recovers, too, the joyful Ramses rewards Senmut with a court position.
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Setting: Thirteenth century B. This seventy-five page historical novel is short but full of pain and suspense. Senmut survives his ordeal and becomes something more than a slave in ther gold mines, but his escape and his success are really due to luck, or the favor of the gods, more than anything else. I'm a Christian, the homeschooling mom of eight yes, all mine children, married to a NASA engineer, and a confirmed bookaholic. I like old books, conservative politics, and new and interesting ideas. My hair is grey, my favorite clothes are red, and I love purple. Come on in and enjoy the blog.