Prince Ramose is the spoilt son of the Pharaoh, and his heir. He lives a life of luxury with servants waiting to please and cosset him. Until the day that somebody tries to kill him. The actions of his loyal nanny and tutor save him, but now Ramose must hide, living the life of a tradesman, until such time as he can claim his rightful place.
How does a Prince, used to a life of luxury, adapt to the hard work and simple life of a tradesman? And who can he trust?
As Ramose learns the realities of life in Egypt, he also makes friends – and enemies. Returning to his former life will not be simple – if it is even possible.
Ramose: Prince in Exile is the first in an exciting series set in ancient Egypt, following the adventures of Ramose as he tries to regain his rightful position. Author Carole Wilkinson captures the history of the time with insight into the cultural system, the landscape and, of course, the Pyramids, the most intriguing remnant of the ancient world.
This book will delight young readers, especially those with an interest in Ancient Egypt and is as suitable for home reading as it is for classrooms or school libraries.
Carole Wilkinson is an English-born Australian writer with a deep interest in history, which is reflected in her writing.
Ramose: Prince in Exile is suitable for readers aged 9 to 13. First released in 2001, it has just been re-released with a new cover and design.
Ramose: Prince in Exile, by Carole Wilkinson
Black Dog Books, 2001, this edition 2006