The Scorpion God : Three Short Novels (introduced by Charlotte Higgins), Paperback / softback Book

The Scorpion God : Three Short Novels (introduced by Charlotte Higgins) Paperback / softback

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'Visionary.' Bettany Hughes'Tremendous.' Ben Okri'Luminous.' Rose TremainEven when he leapt from the parapet he talked. Ancient Egypt. The Prince is set to marry Pretty Flower, his sister, in the Great House's incestuous society.

But the Liar speaks a truth that transforms everything . A primitive matriarchal society. While mothers raise children in the bucolic Place of Women, Chimp is tormented by the Leopard Men in their brutal hunts, until he gains new wisdom . Imperial Rome. In an era of invention and exploration, the emperor realises he loves his illegitimate grandson more than his own loutish heir .