• Egypte ; l'ultime chaos

    Nick Drake

    • Plon
    • 29 November 2012

    Égypte, 1320 av. J.-C. A la mort de Toutânkhamon, sa jeune veuve, la reine Ankhesenamun, a bien du mal à asseoir son autorité. Pour assurer son règne, un seul espoir : forger une alliance avec les Hittites, un peuple guerrier qui menace la suprématie de l'Egypte. Le fidèle Rahotep, chef de la sécurité à Thèbes, et son ami le messager royal Nakht sont envoyés en mission chez les Hittites : il faut à tout prix persuader leur roi de marier l'un de ses fils à la jeune veuve. Et vite, car l'infâme général Horemheb revient en Égypte pour éliminer la dynastie royale. Il n'est d'ailleurs pas le seul à convoiter le trône. Un mystérieux cartel d'opium s'empare peu à peu de Thèbes, déterminé à prendre le contrôle du marché noir, puis du pouvoir.

    Dans cette enquête épique, Rahotep doit empêcher la destruction de la plus ancienne dynastie d'Egypte et sauver l'ancien monde du chaos.

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  • Anglais Nefertiti

    Nick Drake

    Nefertiti - the most powerful, charismatic and beautiful Queen of the ancient world. With her husband, Akhenaten, she rules over an Empire at the peak of its glory and domination. Together, they have built a magnificent new city in the desert on the banks of the Nile. They are about to host kings, dignitaries and leaders from around the Empire for a vast festival to celebrate their triumph. But suddenly, Nefertiti vanishes. Rahotep is the youngest chief detective of the Thebes division; a 'Seeker of Mysteries' who knows about shadows and darkness, and who can see patterns where others cannot. His unusual talents earn him a summons to the royal court. Rahotep is given ten days to find the Queen and return her in time for the festival. Success will bring glory - but if he fails, he and his young family will die...Closely based on historical research, NEFERTITI tells the hidden story of the crimes, mysteries and secrets of the dark game of power played out against the vast panorama of a society in revolution.

  • Anglais Egypt

    Nick Drake

    Egypt, 1320 BCThe future of Egypt lies in the hands of chief detective Rahotep. Sent on a clandestine mission, he crosses enemy empires and rogue states to deliver a top-secret letter, from the Queen to her arch-enemy, the King of the Hittites.Rahotep knows he may not return from this mission. But he also has a personal motive driving him on, and personal demons he must face. Will he conquer them in time to save Egypt's greatest dynasty, and his own family, from the terror that threatens them all?EGYPT: The Book of Chaos is an epic tale of adventure and intrigue from a master storyteller. It shines a light on one of the most compelling unsolved mysteries of the Ancient world.

  • Thèbes, 1324 avant J.-C. Toutankhamon, jeune fils d'Akhenaton, règne sur un empire qui devrait être au sommet de sa puissance et de sa gloire. Mais l'époque est plongée dans les ténèbres : les guerres et la misère ravagent le royaume, le peuple est furieux et le trône d'or est menacé.Pire, une étrange affaire terrifie le souverain : dans les rues sombres de la ville sont retrouvés plusieurs corps mystérieusement mutilés et portant les insignes du pouvoir.Toutankhamon décide alors de confier sa sécurité à Rahotep, fidèle détective proche de la famille royale. De dédales en passages secrets, celui-ci se lance sur les traces d'une énigme terrible, susceptible de mettre en péril sa famille, le roi et le royaume tout entier.

  • Anglais Nefertiti

    Nick Drake

    Nefertiti is the most powerful, charismatic and beautiful Queen of the ancient world. With her husband, she rules over an Empire at the peak of its glory and domination. But suddenly, Nefertiti vanishes. This book tells the story of the crimes, mysteries and secrets of the game of power played out against the panorama of a society in revolution.

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  • Anglais Tutankhamun

    Nick Drake

    For Rahotep, chief detective, life is about to get very complicated. On the shadowy city streets the cryptically mutilated bodies of several young people are discovered. These brutal acts are destabilizing a ruthless regime already made precarious by corruption and the appalling divide between rich and poor.Meanwhile, Tutankhamun has inherited an empire that should be at the height of power and glory. But the King, just eighteen, faces only the political conspiracies of the Court, and a bitter struggle for ascendancy. And when his own security is threatened by an intruder in the palace, he needs an outsider he can trust to track down the traitor.Rahotep receives a mysterious invitation to the labyrinthine halls of the Royal Palace. But what he discovers at the dark heart of power will put his life, and his family, in grave danger. . .

  • The poems in The Farewell Glacier grew out of a journey to the High Arctic. In late 2010 Nick Drake sailed around Svalbad, an archipelago of islands 500 miles north of Norway, with Cape Farewell, the arts climate change organisation. It was the end of the Arctic summer. The sun took eight hours to set. When the sky briefly darkened, the Great Bear turned about their heads as it had for Pythias the Greek, the first European known to have explored this far north. Sailing as close as possible to the vast glaciers that dominate the islands, they saw polar bear prints on pieces of pack ice the size of trucks. And they tried to understand the effects of climate change on the ecosystem of this most crucial and magnificent part of the world. Nick Drake's new collection gathers together voices from across the Arctic past “explorers, whalers, mapmakers, scientists, financiers, the famous and the forgotten “as well as attempting to give voice to the confronting mysteries of the high Arctic: the animal spirits, the shape-shifters and the powers of ice and tundra. It looks into the future, to the year 2100, when this glorious winter Eden will have vanished forever. Many of the poems from The Farewell Glacier were included in the ground-breaking High Arctic exhibition, installed at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich from July 2011 to January 2012, which received substantial national publicity, including a feature on BBC Radio 4's Front Row and national press reviews. 'A scintillating collection of poemsa mastery of form and tone, and a simple, uncontrived unravelling of emotional and psychological complexities If you care about words; if you care about the impossibility but the nobility of trying to express the ineffable in language that is accessible but that stuns, then haunts you, buy this book' “Lloyd Rees, Envoi. 'Subtle, funny and tremendously moving. He has an eye for the small detail as well as the big picture. These poems brilliantly evoke time and place' “Jackie Kay.The poems in The Farewell Glacier grew out of a journey to the High Arctic. In late 2010 Nick Drake sailed around Svalbad, an archipelago of islands 500 miles north of Norway, with Cape Farewell, the arts climate change organisation. It was the end of the Arctic summer. The sun took eight hours to set. When the sky briefly darkened, the Great Bear turned about their heads as it had for Pythias the Greek, the first European known to have explored this far north. Sailing as close as possible to the vast glaciers that dominate the islands, they saw polar bear prints on pieces of pack ice the size of trucks. And they tried to understand the effects of climate change on the ecosystem of this most crucial and magnificent part of the world. Nick Drake's new collection gathers together voices from across the Arctic past –explorers, whalers, mapmakers, scientists, financiers, the famous and the forgotten –as well as attempting to give voice to the confronting mysteries of the high Arctic: the animal spirits, the shape-shifters and the powers of ice and tundra. It looks into the future, to the year 2100, when this glorious winter Eden will have vanished forever. Many of the poems from The Farewell Glacier were included in the ground-breaking High Arctic exhibition, installed at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich from July 2011 to January 2012, which received substantial national publicity, including a feature on BBC Radio 4's Front Row and national press reviews. 'A scintillating collection of poemsâ€Â¦a mastery of form and tone, and a simple, uncontrived unravelling of emotional and psychological complexitiesâ€Â¦ If you care about words; if you care about the impossibility but the nobility of trying to express the ineffable in language that is accessible but that stuns, then haunts you, buy this book' –Lloyd Rees, Envoi. 'Subtle, funny and tremendously moving. He has an eye for the small detail as well as the big picture. These poems brilliantly evoke time and place' –Jackie Kay.

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