Lord Hani is called on by his pharaoh king to determine who assassinated the rebel leader, Abdi-ashirta, in Bird in a Snare. What the Lord discovers is much more than just an assassination plot!
“Sometimes I wish I were just a happy little bird, not a human being at all. We humans can be vile animals.“
While I appreciate that the author used historically correct names, many of them sounded very similar. I couldn’t keep Yanakh-amu and Yapakh-addi straight. Plus I didn’t understand where people stood in this very hierarchical society. There is a character list but I didn’t see it until I reached it after the novel was done.
If you like historical mysteries and Egyptian history, Bird in a Snare would be perfect for you. But for me, it’s a 3-star read.
Thanks to Wayback Press and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.