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Publisher Description

The Eyes of Pharaoh, 1177 BC: During the reign of Pharaoh Ramses the Third, Seshta, a 13-year-old dancer in the Temple of Hathor, dreams of becoming a famous entertainer. Horus, the brother of her heart, is content as a toymaker’s apprentice. Reya, at 16, has joined Egypt’s army with hopes of becoming a hero. Despite their different paths, nothing can break the bonds of their friendship. Yet when Reya hints that Egypt is in danger from foreign nomads, Seshta and Horus don’t take him seriously. How could anyone challenge Egypt?


Then Reya disappears. Seshta and Horus set out to find him—and discover a darker plot than they ever imagined. To save their friend, Seshta and Horus spy on merchants, soldiers, and royalty, and start to suspect even The Eyes of Pharaoh, the powerful head of the secret police. Will Seshta and Horus escape the traps set for them, rescue Reya, and stop the plot against Egypt in time?


Set in ancient Egypt, this story of drama and intrigue brings an ancient world to life. The ideas in this book echo in the international politics of today, while the power of friendship will touch hearts both young and old. 

Readers agree:

“Mid School students and their teachers will love this fast paced mystery that has so much history and culture hidden in plain sight…. You won't be able to put the book down until you learn what happens to the three friends.”


“THE EYES OF PHARAOH delivers what I expect from author Chris Eboch - exciting action with interesting characters, a brisk plot line and historically-accurate details of the book's setting. The concepts of loyalty and friendship are as relevant today as they would have been to the main characters in this book despite the thousands+ years difference in time. Another good read from a solid author.”

Young Adult
February 24
Spellbound River Press
Spellbound River Press

Customer Reviews

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Thrilling and Peaceful

Eyes of the Pharaoh was a great book. When I first began to read it for school, I was expecting to be very boring. But once you get into it a little bit, you start to get into the storyline, and it just draws you in. The plot was very well thought through, with lots of small hits some students just skip over. I recommend this for Social Studies teachers teaching middle schoolers about Egypt, but also for any history buffs (like me) that want some exciting thriller. If this book is to your liking, I also recommend The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan.

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