Power. Gold. Prestige. That is all he wants.
Young Pawah’s life changes when he travels to Waset on his parent’s hard-earned savings to become a scribe at the temple of Amun. Facing discrimination in Waset for being the son of a farmer among the wealthy elite, Pawah discovers the ease with which he garners sympathy and subsequent "pity gifts" of gold with lies and deceit.
Growing into his own on the streets of Waset, how far will Pawah take his ever-expanding greed for gold and power that hides behind his charm and wit? Dive into this dark coming-of-age thriller that follows the villain of The Lost Pharaoh Chronicles.
The Fifth Prophet is the fourth prequel of Lauren Lee Merewether's debut series, The Lost Pharaoh Chronicles, a resurrection of an erased time that follows the five kings of Egypt who were lost to history for over three millennia. The prequel collection continues in Egypt's Second Born and the series begins in book one, Salvation in the Sun.
"The Fifth Prophet twists the heart...a unique insight into a villain's mind and motives." - Jessica Barbosa for Readers' Favorite (★★★★★)
"...power in the narrative...a whole sensory experience...jarring yet moving." - Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite (★★★★★)
"...a highly immersive and character-driven work of fiction with plenty of dark dramatic twists...follow the rise of a villain with such close emotion, investment, and even sympathy for this devilish character...highly recommend The Fifth Prophet to fans of historical thrillers, emotive and dark origin stories, and for Egyptophiles everywhere." - K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite (★★★★★)
TW: DOMESTIC ABUSE, VIOLENCE, DARK THEMES, & BRIEF DEPICTIONS OF ANIMAL CRUELTY