Pharaoh's Gold (Paperback)

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A band of mercenaries fight deadly enemies and solve ancient riddles to plunder the tomb of Egypt’s robber pharaoh in this break-neck historical adventure-thriller.

701 BCE. Assyria lays siege to Jerusalem, last stronghold of the Judeans.

In an audacious raid, a band of Kushite mercenaries—the Desert Mice—help force the Assyrians back from the gates of Jerusalem. But when a greedy general cheats them of their payment, the mercenaries must turn to plundering the dead: a fabled tyrant and his long-lost tomb.

In crossing an ancient pharaoh, the mercenaries will befoul themselves in an Egyptian power struggle and draw the gaze of a wrathful foreign king. Pursued by scheming nobles and a malevolent torturer, the Desert Mice set sail down the Nile—toward the Valley of the Kings.

About the Author


Thomas Krug lives in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania. He studied newswriting at the University of Scranton, only to quickly realize the futility of a career in the press, instead choosing to devote his writing skills to novels. When not whittling away at manuscripts, he can be found gluing together model tanks (but more often his fingers) while he listens to history podcasts. He previously saw service in Afghanistan as an officer in the United States Army.

Praise For…


"A thrilling historical adventure that evokes the blood, swords and sand of Ancient Egypt with a gratifying sense of authenticity." - Tom Mead, author of Death and the Conjuror and The Murder Wheel


"This is the first novel by Thomas Krug that I have read and it certainly won't be my last. Pisaqar and his Desert Mice - special forces of their day - embark upon the sort of mission that fans of derring-do in any era will really get behind. The characters are vibrantly drawn and leap from the page, whilst the arid landscapes are so vivid that my throat felt parched and I could feel the sand in my eyes as I read. This is historical fiction as the gods intended!" - Mark Knowles, author of the Blades of Bronze series


"Non-stop action and gripping adventure in ancient Egypt. As sharp as a bronze khopesh, Thomas Krug's writing cuts deep into the history of a land torn apart by the jealous rulers of warring empires." - Matthew Harffy, author of Wolf of Wessex and the Bernicia Chronicles


Product Details
ISBN: 9781803366203
ISBN-10: 1803366206
Publisher: Titan Books
Publication Date: April 16th, 2024
Pages: 304
Language: English