Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: The Visitors by Sally Beauman

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
 

   This week I am waiting for:  The Visitors by Sally Beauman

Every since seeing the pyramids with my own eyes, I love reading about them.


"Once you start reading a Beauman novel, you cannot put it down." -The Guardian
Based on a true story of discovery, The Visitors is New York Times bestselling author Sally Beauman's brilliant recreation of the hunt for Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings-a dazzling blend of fact and fiction that brings to life a lost world of exploration, adventure, and danger, and the audacious men willing to sacrifice everything to find a lost treasure


In 1922, when eleven year-old Lucy is sent to Egypt to recuperate from typhoid, she meets Frances, the daughter of an American archaeologist. The friendship draws the impressionable young girl into the thrilling world of Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter, who are searching for the tomb of boy pharaoh Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings.

A haunting tale of love and loss, The Visitors retells the legendary story of Carter and Carnarvon's hunt and their historical discovery, witnessed through the eyes of a vulnerable child whose fate becomes entangled in their dramatic quest. As events unfold, Lucy will discover the lengths some people will go to fulfill their deepest desires-and the lies that become the foundation of their lives.

Intensely atmospheric, The Visitors recalls the decadence of Egypt's aristocratic colonial society, and illuminates the obsessive, daring men willing to risk everything-even their sanity-to claim a piece of the ancient past. As fascinating today as it was nearly a century ago, the search for King Tut's tomb is made vivid and immediate in Sally Beauman's skilled hands. A dazzling feat of imagination, The Visitors is a majestic work of historical fiction.

Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Expected publication: August 5th 2014 by Harper
What are you waiting for?

2 comments:

  1. Oh wow, this sounds so good! I love historical novels and I've never been to Egyot although I desperately want to! Thanks for sharing :) Hope you have a great rest of your week!
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    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  2. Never heard of this one, thanks for sharing!

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    Leydy @OUaT & RCE

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