'Where the twins had been a body lay in long, soft robes, and by its head a discarded lute. The head was uncovered and split into halves from the apex of the skull to the bridge of the nose'. The question is whether this macabre scene is only theatre or whether it is it a sign of ill omen. In this, the concluding book in Simon Raven's First Born of Egypt saga, the fate of Raisley Conyngham, Marius Stern and other characters is decided.
House of Stratus