"The political machinations are less interesting than the competition between the archaeologists and the Emerson family. As usual, though, Peters (The Serpent on the Crown, 2005, etc.) has great fun dressing her characters up in Victorian finery and outpost-of-the-empire attitudes."
By 1922, almost every Egyptologist despairs of finding another royal tomb—except for Radcliffe Emerson, who doesn't have the rights to dig where he suspects Tutankhamen lies.
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