Monday, May 22, 2017

Space ARCHAEOLOGY '' The great EYE OPENER in the sky

Eye opening discoveries coming from space archaeology - see this 60 minutes piece with Sarah Parcak... (then read my novel)

 What dangerous secret did the eye in the sky reveal? AMAZON KINDLE

THE IBIS APOCALYPSE... an Egypt adventure thriller

"A sumptuous feast of Egypt's ancient past"

AMAZON paperback and Kindle, first in the series of 8 titles

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Ancient Egypt's Hathor, ‘Mistress of Turquoise’ in distant deserts

Hathor features in The Smiting Texts, The Hathor Holocaust and Hunting Hathor (Amazon Kindle)

From time immemorial Egyptians had penetrated the desert in search of her sacred stone, turquoise, particularly in the Sinai where mining expeditions built a distant shrine at Serabit el-Khadim, dedicated to the patron goddess of miners and quarrymen. 

The turquoise droplets must have seemed like a mockery of moisture to the ancient criminals and captives of war who dug the nodules out of fissures of sandstone in the desert. These same men prayed for the protection of Hathor, ‘Mistress of Turquoise’, ‘She who shows her loveliness when the rock is split’.
Would the goddess have cared that they gave their sweat and lives to mine her precious stones, so that rich ladies in Egypt, her devotees, could grace their necks with sumptuous broad collars of turquoise, their arms with turquoise bracelets, their fingers with rings inlaid with turquoise? Did the captives, dazed with thirst and heat, ever raise their eyes from their work in the mining camps to the turquoise sky and rock-strewn horizon and imagine that perhaps they glimpsed Hathor overlooking them from the dazzle? Did they picture her as an ardent young woman under a sycamore tree, or in the form of a lioness of the desert, Sekhmet-Hathor? 

‘She who shows her loveliness when the rock is split’

Excerpt from the Anson Hunter Egyptian adventure series.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

My post-apocalyptic blog novel THE HERO VIRUS

For me an escape from ancient Egypt fiction into another ancient landscape - Amazon Kindle and paperback
‘Those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad...’
Madly brave.

Fear spreads like a disease, but what if heroism swept the population like a contagious virus that eliminated caution, the basic survival switch in the amygdala of the brain?
The contagion began with the arrival of meteorites that flashed down around the globe, spreading clouds of dust and a mysterious agent.

Those infected rise up and challenge the law and the system. They run suicide gauntlets across busy highways, stand high on ledges and tops of buildings, front enemies they once feared, spark reprisals, conflict and bloodshed in the streets - and raise the threat of reckless wars between nations.
The ‘Hero Virus.’

One man – a rarity – is unaffected. He is a frightened man, an anxiety sufferer and returned Afghanistan war hero recovering from serious post traumatic stress syndrome. He decides to flee crazy civilization in an RV motorhome, along with his wife and children, and journey across the rugged wilderness of Australia to find a safe haven - a sanctuary, where people shelter in dug out dwellings beneath the ground. He keeps a secret Treatment Journal and photos of how he is traveling with his condition.

Can a frightened former hero save his loved ones in a world where the brave end up dead? And will the world find an answer to the ‘hero virus’ from space?

***** 5-star Goodreads 
The Hero Virus

"What an interesting story. Reading their blogs and each viewpoint was unique. I felt like I was with them on their journey.

5 stars for being so different from other apocalypse books."