Character Name Pronounciation
Allegi ( a-lee-gee)
Qakare Iby (ka-ka-ray ib-ee)
Historical accuracy wasn’t the only goal of The King of Egypt--the expedition of the characters needed to have a realistic timeline with the distances traveled and the means used to travel them. An army could march up to 40 kilometres per day while ships could sail 60 - 70 kilometers per day.
As the characters venture across a land of ruins, their paths align as their stories come together on the pages. The three-month-long adventure will take you into their world as you become a part of their lives, culture and epic battles, as well as Tigris’ and Euphrates’ journey in a chaotic civilization.
Through careful planning and a strong understanding of her character’s mindsets in their crumbling society, J.J. Makins brings you an immersive and heart-wrenching piece of history.
In Egypt’s “Dark Period” known as Intermediate Periods, the North (Lower Egypt) and South (Upper Egypt) were divided by separate rulers in the cities of Hennenesut (named Heracleopolis by Ancient Greeks) and Waset (named Thebes by Ancient Greeks)--but there was also internal conflict between its people. Political power was in shambles and artwork and temples were defaced by its citizens. Pharaohs did not rule long enough to erect statues and make their mark in history. Heirs of several old monarchies battled with rivalling armies and distance from the Pharaohs meant war. During this time, Hennenesut and Waset wreaked havoc with their power struggle to conquer the land.
When Tigris’ political standing is questioned and her dominion is jeopardized, the warrior has to fight--or fall with her empire.
The underground river and the battlegrounds are the only markings fictionalized.
IN THE MAKING
This map was designed to show you where the fictional battles in the novel The King of Egypt unfold as well as where the characters travel... but first it helped author J.J. Makins plot the story and measure the distances traveled so she could calculate the days it took to get there. Makins decided to keep it in her handwriting rather than creating it on the computer to make it feel more authentic.
Egyptian Cities: Then and Now
The King of Egypt
Take a deeper look below into the writing of the novel The King of Egypt by J.J. Makins
Ancient Egyptian Gods
A list of the Ancient Egyptian Gods found in the novel The King of Egypt by J.J. Makins. There are secrets and foreshadowing just by knowing their meaning.