Born in Paris in 1947, Christian Jacq first visited Egypt when he was seventeen, went on to study Egyptology and archaeology at the Sorbonne, and is now one of the world's leading Egyptologists. He is the author of the internationally bestselling Ramses and The Mysteries of Osiris series, and several other novels set in Ancient Egypt. Christian Jacq lives in Switzerland.

Book List in Order:30 titles

  • Thamos, Count of Thebes, is the last keeper of an eternal knowledge, keeping alive the secrets of the pharaohs. His mission is to find and protect the 'Great Magician' foretold by Osiris, a genius whose works will save humanity. And when he encounter...


  • Thamos, Count of Thebes, one of the last members of a spiritual brotherhood keeping alive the secrets of the pharaohs, has been assigned the mission to find and protect the 'Great Magician', a genius whose works will save humanity. Believing that he ...


  • 528BC. In a tormented Egypt, threatened both by the Greeks' over-mighty influence and the Persians' desire for conquest, the struggle for power has taken the form of a deadly conspiracy. Young scribe Kel finds himself unjustly accused of murder, the ...


  • Egypt,528 BC. Kel,a young scribe recently hired by the prestigious Guild of Interpreters, arrives at work one morning to find the entire staff slaughtered. He flees in panic, taking with him the mysterious papyrus his colleagues had been deciphering....


  • The young scribe Iker has finally realised that, in pursuing Pharaoh Senusret with his hatred, he chose the wrong target, & the real enemy is elsewhere. The enemy, the one who is attacking the Tree of Life at Abydos, is in fact the Herald, that balef...


  • Despite the pharaoh Sesostris III's determination, despite the combined efforts of his generals who are searching, in vain, for the culprit, despite daily prayers and the devoted care of the queen and the seven priestesses of the goddess Hathor, the ...


  • In the temple of Abydos, an acacia tree is dying. And its death threatens all of Egypt. For this is no ordinary tree: it sprang forth from the tomb of the god Osiris, the first ruler of Egypt, as proof of his triumph over death. The great pharaoh Ses...


  • The time has come for the final confrontation. Appointed supreme magistrate and first minister of Egypt, Pazair and his wife Neferet must join forces against the Finance Minister, Pazair's sworn enemy, now openly presenting himself as spokesman for t...


  • Having discovered a monstrous conspiracy to overthrow the pharaoh, Ramses the Great, Judge Pazair has been deported for a crime he did not commit and sentenced to die in a prison camp. But the conspirators have reckoned without the love of Neferet, t...






  • The first in a new trilogy by Christian Jacq, BENEATH THE PYRAMID is a gripping novel of suspense which takes place during the reign of Ramses the Great. Summoned to investigate the mysterious deaths of five guards standing watch over the great ...


  • Born in the small French town of Figeac in 1790, Jean-Francois Champollion was to become famous as the man who first discovered the meaning of hieroglyphs. This remarkable novel tells the story of his extraordinary trip to Egypt in 1828 on a quest to...


  • 980 B.C. Having succeeded in bringing peace and prosperity to his people, King Solomon, the son of David, is determined to build a magnficient temple on the rock of Jerusalem. A temple where the sacred Ark of the Covenant could be housed. A temple to...


  • It's the 6th century A.D. and Christianity has been imposed throughout Egypt. On the holy island of Philae, off the southern coast, the last community faithful to the old ways struggles against the invader and continues active worship in its temple. ...


  • At the beginning of the 20th century, a young unknown pharaoh remained, beneath his golden mask, in the darkness of a tomb deep in the Valley of the Kings. His name was Tutankhamun. He had lain undisturbed for a thousand years until two men, Howard C...


  • Egypt, 17th century B.C. In the north, the barbaric Hyksos still rule with unimaginable brutality. Queen Ahhotep, meanwhile, has recaptured much of the south - but at a terrible price: her husband killed in combat and her elder son, Kames, mysterious...



  • Christian Jacq, author of the international sensations Ramses and The Stone of Light, continues his epic Queen of Freedom trilogy as the fiercely determined Queen Ahhotep struggles to save her people -- and reclaim her own legacy. The barbaric Hyksos...


  • Set in C17th B.C., Volume One in the stunning new QUEEN OF FREEDOM trilogy, from the bestselling author of RAMSES. Egypt is a shadow of its former self. An army of barbarians, mounted on horse-drawn chariots, has swept through the Empire, destroying ...


  • Christian Jacq, author of the international triumph Ramses, brings the people and the passions of ancient Egypt to life in an enthralling epic novel in four volumes Volume IV: The Place of Truth The beloved Master of the Place of Truth has been savag...


  • In a mysterious village in the desert on the West Bank of the Thebes, lives a small group of craftsmen whose task is to excavate and decorate the splendid tombs of the pharaohs. It's name is The Place of Truth While Egypt struggles in a state of un...


  • They built a civilization ahead of its time, and dominated the ancient world. They defined an era of war, love, passion, power, and betrayal. They were a people of mystery whose secrets have turned to dust - but who inspire our awe and wonder even to...


  • They built a civilization ahead of its time, and dominated the ancient world. They defined an era of war, love, passion, power, and betrayal. They were a people of mystery whose secrets have turned to dust - but who inspire our awe and wonder even to...


  • Five centuries after Ramses, the temples of northern Egypt lie deserted. the gods forgotten. Injustice and corruption reign, and the empire seems to hurtling towards irretrievable ruin. Only one man, a Nubian, governing his kingdom from the South wi...


  • Ramses is now fifty: after bringing outstanding prosperity to Egypt, he could have hoped to enjoy a serene old age. But his legendary destiny does not permit this: he must still continue to rule. Above all, Ramses strives to preserve Egypt's hard-won...


  • Despite the tremendous shock of the Battle of Kadesh, Ramses has not managed to bring the formidable Hittite Empire to its knees. But rather than continue the struggle, he decides to engage in negotiation. For in Ramses' life the love he bears the Gr...


  • The third volume in the fictional biography of Egypt's most glamorous Pharoah. Ramses II is faced with the superior might of the Hittite army and yet how can he prepare adequately for the battle at Kadesh when the health of his beloved royal wife, Ne...


  • The splendor and danger of ancient Egypt continues in the second volume of this magnificent saga. For Ramses, the Son of Light, the coronation has arrived. Now he will learn whether the friends of his youth--people such as Moses and the aging Greek p...



  • Historical fiction meets mythology as ancient Egypt comes alive in this monumental epic with over 2 million copies sold around the world.At fourteen, Ramses, the second son of the Pharaoh Seth, must begin to pass a series of royal tests designed to b...