This book did capture my attention. The story kept me up at night reading for hours until I finished. The description of life and customs in ancient Egypt were very effective. I felt like I was right there with the characters.
I did not care for Thu at all. I don't HAVE to like the main character of a book to enjoy it but it made it difficult for me to want to see her succeed in anything. In fact, I was rooting against her a lot of times.
All of the characters were pretty well developed, but I didn't find some of their actions believable. The ending was especially contrived. Thu should have had a much different fate than the one she got. At first, I was excited that this book has a sequel, but the more I thought about it, the more I wondered if I could stand Thu in another book.
In the end, I think I will read another of Pauline Gedge's novels about ancient Egypt, but I will leave Thu exactly where she is at the end of this book.