In the third novel about the ancient Egyptian Imhotep, the time traveler’s beloved wife, Meryt, is dying, his most powerful patron has been murdered, and the Third Dynasty is sinking into chaos. Desperate, Imhotep recruits an unlikely ally to help him save Meryt and to help him discover the killer of the Voice of Re.
When his search is interrupted by a revolt that tears the Two Lands in half, Imhotep flees to the Temple of Khnum at the southern fringe of the dying empire. Surrounded by a rebel army, Imhotep frantically looks for a way for his family to survive. Passing through a makeshift time portal, he finds himself in the 18th dynasty, where Pharaoh Hatshepsut rules. Accompanying the ruler on an expedition to the fabled Land of Punt, Imhotep is enveloped by violence as a band of assassins attacks Pharaoh Hatshepsut in the Forest of Myrrh.
The Forest of Myrrh is the third book in a highly praised tetralogy about the ancient Egyptian architect Imhotep. The first novel in the series is Imhotep. The second novel is The Buried Pyramid. The fourth is The Field of Reeds.