After the pharaoh of Egypt suddenly awakens and sits up in bed, sweat drips from his body. Continually plagued by horrifying nightmares, Rahotep is once again shaken to his core. While pacing the palace halls in the dark of the night, he wonders what is happening to him. The dreams surely carry a message from someone. Unfortunately, he has no idea of the source of the important message.
Desperate to have his dreams interpreted, Rahotep is visited by Joseph, a faithful Hebrew servant who is rumored to have the gift of foretelling catastrophic events. When Joseph tells him what is to come in the future, Rahotep proclaims Joseph to be second in command of his kingdom. Meanwhile in the Palace of Knossos, the Minoan bull-leapers are preparing for their tournaments. But it is not long before a chain of archeological events, devastating famines, and ruinous plagues overshadow the land and instigate a Hebrew exodus.
The Shepherd Kings is a voyage back to a time of pharaohs and prophets and tragedy and triumph that brings an ancient story to life.