Item description for Shadow Hawk (Living History Library) by Andre Norton...
Overview When his position at court is usurped by his half brother, a young Egyptian nobleman seeks to regain his standing through military victories against the enemy.
Publishers Description 1590 B.C.: Rahotep is more than a simple captain of the Nubian Desert Scouts. He is heir to the Nome of the Striking Hawk, which for over a generation has been under the harsh rule of the Hyksos. Accused of a crime he didn't commit and driven out of Nubia by the ascension of his scheming half-brother to the throne of Viceroy, Rahotep flees north to Thebes, accompanied only by a loyal band of Nubian archers. Here he takes refuge in the court of the Pharaoh Sekenenre III. Treachery, this time at the hands of murderous and power-hungry priests, throws Rahotep into a cell, deep beneath the Temple of Anubis. He must escape, not only to prove his innocence, but to join in a battle upon which hangs the freedom of Egypt.
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Studio: Bethlehem Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2001
Publisher Bethlehem books
Grade Level Middle School
Series Living History Library
ISBN 1883937671 ISBN13 9781883937676
Availability 0 units.
More About Andre Norton
For well over a half century, Andre Norton was one of the most popular science fiction and fantasy authors in the world. Since her first SF novels were published in the 1940s, her tales of action and adventure throughout the galaxy have drawn countless readers to science fiction. Her fantasy, including the best-selling Witch World series, has been popular with readers for decades. Andre Norton was the first woman to receive the Gandalf Grand Master of Fantasy Award, presented by the World Science Fiction Society in 1977 and the first woman to be named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America in 1983.
Andre Norton lived in Murfreesboro, in the state of Tennessee. Andre Norton was born in 1912 and died in 2005.
Reviews - What do customers think about Shadow Hawk (Living History Library)?
Ten year old boy Sep 16, 2005
This book was about a solder called Rahotep. He was an Egyptian officer that fought against the Hyskos. The Hyksos were a strong people who tried to conquer Egypt and they succeeded. Rahotep was trying to drive them out. In the end he succeeded using his archers to fire upon their horses. The Hyksos had chariots. The Egyptians wanted to make chariots but they didn't have horses which pulled the chariots into battle. They decided to steal the horses. Since they had to shoot the horses, they failed in the last two chapters. I found the book to be a little complicated to understand, especially the soldier's names. I also found that this book had many cool battles, especially the last one. Reading this book could thrill you or bore you depending upon the kind of person you are. If you like battles you will like this book fine but if you don't then don't read it.
Shadow Hawk Dec 19, 2002
The book is about a young officer/archer in th Egyptian military. It takes place sometime in ancient times. He is the son of a noblemen. Many things happen to him and those he commands. I thought this book was very good. It was exciting and entertaining. From the very beginning it captures your attention. There really wasn't much bad with the book except some confusing names. I would like to recommend this book to anyone that likes war books because it has exciting battles and that sort of thing.
A Great book Jul 24, 1999
Andre Norton's Shadow Hawk is about the invasion and occupation of ancient Egypt by the Hyksos, a nomadic Asian tribe, which ruled until all vestiges of their reign was permanently obliterated by the victorious Egyptians. It's the story of the Nubian Archers, and their leader, an Egyptian prince known as the Shadow Hawk. He leads the loyal Egyptians in a rebellion against the invaders. Want to find something from that era? Sorry, you can't. No records from that time exist.
An adventure in ancient Egypt. Jul 31, 1997
Though she is most noted for her science-fiction/fantasy books such as the Wich World series, SHADOW HAWK by Andre Norton is a work of historical fiction based on actual events which occurred in ancient Egypt.
The story concerns the captain Rahotep, son of the viceroy of the pharaoh and heir to the nomarchy of the Hawk Nome in the southern provinces. The story takes place during the Hyksos occupation, thus Rahotep is given the nickname Shadow Hawk, as his nome is a shadow of its former being.
Rahotep intercepts a message from the pharaoh Sekenenre in Thebes to the north, a plea for military assistance to once again unite the Two Lands. Rahotep, along with the commander Methen, faithful friend Kheti, and 10 Nubian archers, travel north to serve their pharaoh. When they arrive, the group is assigned to the eldest prince Kamose. Rahotep and company prove their worth on a raid with Kamose's younger brother Ahmose and are assigned to the personal guard of pharaoh himself. While serving this honorable but unexciting duty, Rahotep is framed as perpetrator in an attempt of pharaoh's life. He is arrested and severely punished but, with the aid of his friends, manages to escape. After proving his loyalty to the crown, he is taken in by Kamose, now pharaoh following the death of his father by the hands of scheming countrymen. Kamose, Ahmose, and Rahotep then plot to overthrow the Hyksos outpost Neferusi. The last part of the book concerns the attempt to capture the town, an event that would mark a turning point in the battle with the invading Hyksos to bring about a reversal of Egypt's fortunes.
The book is basically an adventure story set in ancient Egypt. Norton has done her homework as the details smack of authenticity. The larger events outlined in the book actually took place. Kamose and his "troops of Medja-Nubians" (according to his stela) fell upon the nest of Asiatics at Nefrusy (just north of Khmun, the modern-day Ashmunein), his "brave army in front of me like a breath of fire . . . I overthrew him, I razed his wall, I slew his people . . ." Nefrusy was at the southern limit of the influence of Apophis, just north of the kingdom of Kamose in the area of Beni Hasan. Thus was the tide turned and Kamose and his brother Ahmose restored the glory of Egypt