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The War of Horus and Set (Paperback)

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ITEM#: 14699038

David A McIntee has written many tie-in novels in such franchises as Dr Who, Star Trek, Final Destination and Space 1999. He has also written comics adapting the work of Ray Harryhausen, William Shatner and John Saul. He has been a regular features contributor to many genre media magazines, and has written academic studies about the Aliens and Predator series, Blakes 7, and others. He has also run re-enactment demos of Ancient Egyptian events. The author lives in Great Britain.
Egyptian mythology tells us that long ago the brother gods Osiris and Set ruled peacefully over the lands of Upper and Lower Egypt, each in his own kingdom. But over time Set came to covet his brother's lands and crown, and eventually the temptation overwhelmed him. Usurping Osiris' throne, Set began a blood feud that spread war, death and mutilation through both the heavens and the earth. Gods and men chose sides and took up arms on behalf of both Set and Horus, the heir of Osiris. This book retells the mythic struggle between Horus and Set, exploring the variations and background to the feud, and examining the earthly realities that inspired, or reflected, the actions and allegiances of the Gods, such as the political rivalries between the two kingdoms, and the invasion by Cambyses II. Egyptian weapons and strategies are also examined, showing how their gods and men did battle.

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ISBN 9781780969022
Genre GAMES / Role Playing & Fantasy
Format Paperback
Pages 80
Publisher Date 2013-05-21 00:00:00.0
Publisher Osprey Pub Co
Copyright Year 2013
Height 9.75 in
Wdth 7.25 in
Thickness 0.25 in
Unit weight 0.58 lb
Language English
Series Name Myths and Legends
Audience General/trade
Authors McIntee, David
Country of Origin United States

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