Life has not been kind to Assil. Only three weeks ago he managed to ward off his death curse. Now his relationship with his girlfriend Thara is on the rocks and the Ankh has been stolen from him. He is not the only victim, however: there's also the Pharaoh! One moment he sits sluggishly on his throne with a heck of a hangover, the next he is a slave in his own quarry -how could this have happened? And more importantly: how is he going to get out of this without getting killed?