Sinuhe the Egyptian: A Novel - Book 15, Horemheb Summary & Analysis

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Book 15, Horemheb Summary

Eie plans for Baketamon to appear as Sekhmet and have her union with Horemheb divinize him to serve later as Pharaoh. Jealous Nefertiti, however, interferes, convincing the vain princess that she must liberate Egypt from the low-born. Horemheb and Eie uncover their plot, put the women under guard, and, disguised, take captured tablets to Sinuhe. King Shubbiluliuma is sending his son Shubattu to marry Bakematon. Sinuhe is sent to intercept Shubattu in Sinai and kill him without raising suspicion. Tempted to flee, Sinuhe obeys, knowing the mission is probably suicidal.

Shubattu is well-protected, as expected. Poison is the only practical approach, but tasters check everything Shubattu is served. If he appears to fall ill, Hittite doctors will be called to cure him, not an Egyptian. A forged letter from Bakematon brings an invitation to see the prince, who is anxious to...

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