Book One of the Ptolemies Quartet
The first volume of The Ptolemies Quartet, The House of the Eagle is a triumph of historical salvage that brings back to life the most bizarre family that ever existed.
Narrated by Thoth, the ibis-headed Egyptian God of writing and wisdom, The House of the Eagle chronicles the golden years of the first three Ptolemies - the shrewd Ptolemy Soter, the luxury-loving Ptolemy Philadelphus, the empire-building Ptolemy Euergets - and their tragic queens, pampered mistresses and turbulent children. Very soon their public triumph is marred by tragedy as the dynasty embarks on a rampage of matricide, infanticide, conquest and murder . . .
Duncan Sprott was born in 1952. He is the author of 1784, The Clapton Hercules, Our Lady of the Potatoes and The House of the Eagle: Book One of the Ptolemies Quartet and Daughter of the Crocodile: Book Two of the Ptolemies Quartet . He lives in Ireland.