I have a thing for Ancient Egypt. It's true. I should've been an archaeologist or an anthropologist and studied it formally. Alas, that never happened. And admittedly, my limited knowledge of the history and culture is based largely on fiction (science or otherwise), namely various movies, as well as the Amelia Peabody novels by Elizabeth Peters.
That being disclosed, you'll know that dacro had me at hello.
But truly, you absolutely do not have to be an amateur enthusiast for the vast and rich history and culture (or a professional for that matter) to love this story. dacro presents everything you need in a very natural unfolding, helping the reader to make an easy jump to another place and time, while still keeping the characters we know and love recognizable.
Here's the summary: After using accidental magic to turn Pharaoh's would-be assassin to stone, an orphan suddenly finds himself with new rooms, new clothes and a new title: Palace Magician. When told he must choose a personal servant for himself, he selects someone who doesn't seem long for the world – a former priest and healer accused of murder.