The name of the main character is Ranofer. His father had just died a few months ago and he is forced to live with his cruel step-brother, Gebu.Ranofer hates Gebu. He gets whipped everyday for simple mistakes he makes and is held back from becoming what he has always wanted to be, a goldsmith, like his father. He wants to be apprenticed by Zau, the greatest goldsmith ever but Gebu thinks the fee is too pricey and refuses to pay.He sets out to prove his brother's true identity and to became a goldsmith.
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Ranofer, a young Egyptian boy, has been through a lot of changes in his short life. After both of his parents died, he is sent to go live with his half brother Gebu, who Ranofer has never heard of. One day, while Ranofer is working in the goldsmith shop, he overhears that there has been some gold missing from the shop. Ranofer immediately suspects Ibni, a suspicious and nasty Babylonian who acts like a dog, to be the thief. Ranofer eventually finds out that Ibni has been stealing gold and putting them in wineskins and telling Ranofer himself to deliver the wineskins to Gebu. Relizing this, Ranofer confides in his friend Heqet about this event. Later, Ibni is fired.
As the story moves along, Ranofer and his two friends, Heqet and the Ancient, talk about their suspicions of Gebu and HIS two friends- Wenamon and Setma. One night, Ranofer finds a beatiful golden goblet inside a chest in Gebu's room. On the goblet, bears the name of Thutmose the Conqueror, telling Ranofer that Gebu had robbed a tomb, a terrible thing to do.
Ranofer and his frineds keep a close watch on Gebu, Wenamon, and Setma. After months of detailed spying and hard work, it was time for the Festival of the High Nile, a day where eveyone in Egypt, rich or poor, could enjoy free food and no work, celebrating the rise of the Nile River. When Ranofer doesn't show up on this day of fun, his friends become very worried. It turns out that Ranofer followed Gebu and Wenamon to the Valley of the Tombs of the Kings, to steal AGAIN! Ranofer manages to trap Gebu and Wenamon in the tomb and Heqet and the Ancient guard the tomb entrance, runs for help.
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George Stickels on 3/10/2015 3:10:37 PM says: I hated everything about it. The story plot was dull, the characters were badly defined, and not entirely historically accurate.