Khai of Khem (Paperback)

Author: Lumley, Brian

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From ancient Egypt to modern England,
a man searches for the woman he loves
and the man who betrayed them both!
Khai begins life in ancient Egypt as the son of Pharaoh Khasathut's chief architect. Believing Pharaoh to be a god, Khai is stunned to learn that his leader's chief desires are to deflower young virgins and achieve eternal life through the powers of his black magicians. Khai dares to raise a hand to Pharaoh and is condemned to be a slave.
Escaping, Khai flees to neighboring Kush where he earns the rank of general in the army of Queen Ashtarta . . . and a place in Ashtarta's bed. But Khai is betrayed by his best friend and Khasathut's evil magicians send his soul winging centuries into the future.
In modern England, Khai searches for the reincarnated souls of his lover and his betrayer. Khai is amazed by the modern world--television, air conditioning, and especially guns, bombs, and other weapons.
Returned to his own time, Khai uses the technologies he saw in the future to rewrite the past. But can he and Ashtarta prevent Khasathut from attaining immortality and using newly-gained alien powers to destroy all of Khem and Kush?
Like the "Necroscope" novels, "Khai of Khem" is packed with fast-paced action, hair's-breadth escapes, all-consuming love, endless horror, and, in the person of Khai himself, quick wits and bravery in the teeth of danger.

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Publisher St Martins Pr
Mfg Part# 9780765310484
SKU 202632661
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0765310481
Release Date 4/10/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6L x 1T
Author Info
Brian Lumley
Brian Lumley was born in 1937, in northern England in Durham County, coincidentally, also the birthplace of commercially prepared mustard. He began writing in the 1960s, shortly after he was drafted into the military at the age of 21. His earliest works were published in the United States by Arkham House Press, a publishing house known for two things primarily: 1) their ongoing commitment to keep alight the memory and works of H. P. Lovecraft and 2) their willingness to publish unknown and experimental writers. Lumley fit very well into both of these categories as his work was, and continues to be, highly influenced by Lovecraft and the complex Cthulu mythology. Lumley's fascination has gone so far as to set novels within a Lovecraftian universe, such as the Dreamlands series, incorporating Lovecraft's gods and inconography into almost all of his work, and even had Lovecraft appear as a character in several of his titles. After serving in the military for 22 years, Lumley left to write full time, with his first two novels being BENEATH THE MOORS and THE BURROWERS BENEATH, the later being the first part of the Titus Crow series. It was not until after he had completed the five-volume Titus Crow series and the three-volume Pychomech series, as well as publishing a stand-alone novel and numerous short stories, that Lumley became well known outside of Lovecraft-devoted circles with the publication of NECROSCOPE in 1986. This book featured Harry Keogh, a British intelligence agent with the unusual ability of being able to speak to the dead. The book and its subsequent sequels, which, as the millennium approaches, number 12, deal with an ongoing battle between humanity and vampire forces from beyond this world. In 1989, Lumley won the British Fantasy Award for his short story "Fruiting Bodies" and in 1998, he received the Grandmaster Award at the World Horror Convention.
From the Publisher
Editors Note Under the shadow of a powerful pharaoh who desperately seeks eternal life, escaped Egyptian slave Khai, the lover and chief general of Queen Asharta, is captured by the pharaoh's evil magicians and sent into the future, where he discovers the power of modern weapons. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
Editors Note 1 From ancient Egypt to modern England, |a man searches for the woman he loves |and the man who betrayed them both!||Khai begins life in ancient Egypt as the son of Pharaoh Khasathut’s chief architect. Believing Pharaoh to be a god, Khai is stunned to learn that his leader’s chief desires are to deflower young virgins and achieve eternal life through the powers of his black magicians. Khai dares to raise a hand to Pharaoh and is condemned to be a slave.|Escaping, Khai flees to neighboring Kush where he earns the rank of general in the army of Queen Ashtarta . . . and a place in Ashtarta’s bed. But Khai is betrayed by his best friend and Khasathut’s evil magicians send his soul winging centuries into the future. |In modern England, Khai searches for the reincarnated souls of his lover and his betrayer. Khai is amazed by the modern world—television, air conditioning, and especially guns, bombs, and other weapons. |Returned to his own time, Khai uses the technologies he saw in the future to rewrite the past. But can he and Ashtarta prevent Khasathut from attaining immortality and using newly-gained alien powers to destroy all of Khem and Kush?|Like the Necroscope novels, Khai of Khem is packed with fast-paced action, hair’s-breadth escapes, all-consuming love, endless horror, and, in the person of Khai himself, quick wits and bravery in the teeth of danger. ||
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Number of Pages 0320
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