The final volume in this stunning series of adventures in the distant past Rider Haggard is one of the most famous authors of adventure fiction in the English language. Almost everyone has heard of Allan Quatermain-the hero of King Solomon's Mines-and the beautiful, ruthless, magically immortal Ayesha-She 'who must be obeyed.' All of Haggard's vels and stories featuring both characters are available in handsome Leonaur editions. Haggard was a prolific writer so it is t surprising that only a few of his titles are widely kwn-and read-by an audience which would enjoy them all. The essential elements of his most famous creations-the great African continent and ancient civilisations, mysterious and exotic, mythical, imagined or real, are combined in a number of his vels and stories and these too have w been collected by Leonaur into a special four volume set-African Adventures. Readers will therefore be unsurprised to learn that Haggard could t resist writing a number of tales about ancient civilisations, or that in these he naturally gravitated towards the most evocative of them all-the world of the Ancient Egyptians and the other peoples of the Mediterranean and the Middle East. This is a stunning body of fiction which Leonaur has gathered together into a four volume set-each successive volume following a chrological time-line along the sweeping march of history.Lovers of Rider Haggard's tales of high adventure will find much to satisfy them in the first vel of this, the final volume in this special Leonaur four volume collection of nine of the author's forays into the ancient world. It is w 800 AD and the setting of this great Haggard adventure moves between Jutland in the chilly North to the 'New Rome', the dazzling Byzantine Empire and on to Egypt itself. The second vel here echoes the great Northern sagas in style and tells of the heroic Viking 'Eric Brighteyes' in around 999 AD. Available in soft cover and hard cover with dust jacket.