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Readers also enjoyed. About Christian Jacq. Christian Jacq. Christian Jacq is a French author and Egyptologist. He has written several novels about ancient Egypt, notably a five book suite about pharaoh Ramses II, a character whom Jacq admires greatly. This inspired him to write his first novel. He first visited Egypt when he was seventeen, went on to study Egyptology and archaeology at the Sorbonne, and is now one of the world's leading Egyptologists. By the time he was eighteen, he had written eight books.
His first commercially successful book was Champollion the Egyptian, published in As of he has written over fifty books, including several non-fiction books on the subject of Egyptology. He and his wife later founded the Ramses Institute, which is dedicated to creating a photographic description of Egypt for the preservation of endangered archaeological sites.
Each volume encompasses one aspect of Ramesses' known historical life, woven into a fictional tapestry of the ancient world for an epic tale of love, life and deceit. Jacq's series describes a vision of the life of the pharaoh: he has two vile power-hungry siblings, Shanaar, his decadent older brother, and Dolora, his corrupted older sister who married his teacher.
In his marital life, he first has Isetnofret Iset as a mistress second Great Wife , meets his true love Nefertari first Great Wife and after their death, gets married to Maetnefrure in his old age.
Jacq gives Ramesses only three biological children: Kha'emweset, Meritamen she being the only child of Nefertari, the two others being from Iset and Merneptah. The other "children" are only young officials trained for government and who are nicknamed "sons of the pharaoh". Other books in the series. Books by Christian Jacq. Related Articles. While dealing with her husband's illness, this debut author turned to the refuge of Jane Austen's work. That refuge turned into her highly anticipa Read more Trivia About The Battle of Kad No trivia or quizzes yet.
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