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The Watch Gods

(1981)
A novel by

 
 
From acclaimed novelist Barbara Wood comes the powerful tale of an Egyptologist determined to find a mythic treasure buried in the desert sand-even if it costs him his life.

After losing a chance to be an assistant professor, Dr. Mark Davison is saved from unemployment by a stroke of extraordinary good fortune. A stranger arrives on his doorstep with an item any historian would envy-the journal of a Victorian Egyptologist who disappeared while looking for the legendary tomb of King Akhnaton. Mark accepts the offer to dig in the fabled sands of Tel el-Amarna to discover the grave-and a treasure that has eluded every seeker thus far. But Mark didn't bargain for the seven curses of the Watch Gods. Silent and stone-faced, the seven gigantic carved figures have stood sentinel at the entrance to the tomb for more than three thousand years, created by a fearful priesthood who knew that what they kept in everlasting quarantine must never be let loose. The guardians were charged with an evil power that could bring to life the oldest, most dreadful nightmares of mankind-nightmares that could annihilate the expedition that dares to disturb the tomb. But not even danger, myth, or legend will keep Mark from making the discovery of a lifetime.

Genre: Historical

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May 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Watch Gods
Author(s): Barbara Wood
ISBN: 1-63026-467-9 / 978-1-63026-467-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turner
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May 1981 : UK Hardback
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Title: Watch Gods
Author(s): Barbara Wood
ISBN: 0-450-04853-5 / 978-0-450-04853-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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Paperback Editions

May 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Watch Gods
Author(s): Barbara Wood
ISBN: 1-59652-869-9 / 978-1-59652-869-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turner
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July 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Watch Gods
Author(s): Barbara Wood
ISBN: 0-595-44578-0 / 978-0-595-44578-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Authors Choice Press
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May 1982 : UK Paperback
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Title: Watch Gods
Author(s): Barbara Wood
ISBN: 0-450-05382-2 / 978-0-450-05382-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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July 1981 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Watch Gods
Author(s): Barbara Wood
ISBN: 0-440-19706-6 / 978-0-440-19706-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell Pub Co
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Audio Editions

March 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Watch Gods
Author(s): Barbara Wood
ISBN: 1-62079-511-6 / 978-1-62079-511-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Cherry Hill Publishing
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March 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Watch Gods
Author(s): Barbara Wood
ISBN: 1-62079-603-1 / 978-1-62079-603-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Cherry Hill Pub
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March 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Watch Gods
Author(s): Barbara Wood
Publisher: Cherry Hill Publishing, LLC
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March 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Watch Gods
Author(s): Barbara Wood
Publisher: Cherry Hill Publishing, LLC
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March 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Watch Gods
Author(s): Barbara Wood
Publisher: Cherry Hill Publishing, LLC
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March 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Watch Gods
Author(s): Barbara Wood
Publisher: Cherry Hill Publishing, LLC
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Kindle Editions

May 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Watch Gods
Author(s): Barbara Wood
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
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