Spoilt, selfish Prince Ramose is next in line for the throne. And someone wants him dead.
Ramose is a spoilt young prince, who finds himself the target of a murder plot. For his own safety he is sent to work in the Valley of the Tombs, to work as an apprentice for a scribe. He now has to learn the humble life of a commoner. Along the way he learns much more as he makes new friends and enemies.
Ramose: Valley of the Tombs is a thrilling adventure, set in Ancient Egypt. It can be enjoyed by readers of all ages. Lots of excitement and gripping tales await the reader of this book.
A great read from an award-winning author.
Ramose: Valley of the Tombs, by Carole Wilkinson
Black Dog, 2009
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Ramose is happy to return to the royal court and the company of his brother, the young Pharaoh. But not everyone is happy to see him. Then his old friend, Karoya, disappears, and Ramose must try to find her.
Ramose: The Wrath of Ra is the fourth and final book in the Ramose series. Once again Ramose must fight for his freedom and his life as he and his friends are reunited once more in their travels. Will Ramose fulfill his destiny, or will he be left in ongoing peril?
Author Carole Wilkinson creates an absorbing blend of historical accuracy and fiction which will intrigue 8 to 12 year old readers, especially those with an interest in ancient Egypt.
Each book has stand alone value, although readers will most enjoy the series in its entirety.
An excellent addition to class and school libraries as well as to home collections.
First published in 2002, The Wrath of Ra has been republished with an appealing new cover featuring hieroglyphics.
Ramose: The Wrath of Ra, by Carole Wilkinson
Black Dog Books, First Published 2002, This edition 2006
Ramose, once Prince of Egypt and heir to the throne, has been living for over a year as a tradesman, traveler and fugitive. The royal court believes he is dead, after his tutor and nanny uncovered a murder plot and faked his death in order to keep him safe.
Now he and his friends, Karoya, a slave girl and Hapu, an apprentice painter, are stranded in the desert, fighting for their lives and desperately trying to return to thebes and the royal palace. The dangers are many: as well as their human enemies, they must overcome dehydration, being lost in the desert and even scorpions.
When Ramose learns his father is dying, his determination strengthens. He must see his father before he dies, and be in the palace in time to claim his place as the new Pharoah. Can he succeed?
Ramose: Sting of the Scorpion is the third title in this intriguing series by history-loving author Carole Wilkinson. Based on a real prince, this is the fictitious story of what may have happened to the real Ramose. Young history lovers, especially those with an interest in Ancient Egypt will enjoy journeying with Ramose and his friends throughout this intriguing land.
First published in 2001, Sting of the Scorpion has been republished, with a new cover design.
Ramose: Sting of the Scorpion, by Carole Wilkinson
Black Dog Books, First published 2001, this edition 2006
Prince Ramose, once the spoilt son of the Pharaoh, is in exile. His father and all the royal court think he is dead. Ramose is determined to rejoin his father and claim his rightful position. But when he is captured by Tomb-Robbers and made to conspire in stripping ancient tombs of their riches, the situation seems hopeless.
Ramose and the Tomb Raiders is the second book in the Ramose series by Carole Wilkinson. Ramose continues his journey with his unlikely friends, the apprentice painter, Hapu and the slave girl, Karoya. Along the way they make more surprising friends and meet up with old enemies.
Wilkinson combines her knowledge of Egyptian history with her creative flair to produce a book which will delight young readers aged 10 to 13, especially those with an interest in the time of the Pharaohs and the Pyramids.
The series is well suited both to private reading and to classroom or library collections. First released in 2001, it has just been re-released with a new cover and design.
Ramose and the Tomb Robbers, by Carole Wilkinson
Black Dog Books, 2001, this edition 2006
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