Original Novel Title: City of the Horizon
Author: Anton Gill
Publisher: London: Bloomsbury, 1991 (hardcover)
Dennis J. Duffy recounted that:
The first book in Gill's series of "Egyptian Mysteries," set in Egypt at the end of the 18th Dynasty. The hero of the books is Huy, a scribe in the royal court who is forced out of his honoured profession after the death of Smenkhkare, the short-lived successor to the controversial reformist pharaoh Akhenaten. Banned from practicing his trade, Huy leaves the dying capital city of Akhetaten ("City of the Horizon") and becomes a kind of wandering trouble-shooter/private eye, his trained mind a useful commodity along the Nile. One pivotal scene early in the book is set in the archives at Akhetaten, where Huy seeks advice from a rival scribe, the archivist Tehuty.
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The Fictional World of Archives
Submitted by Dennis J. Duffy, 1997.04.24. Updated 1999.06.28.