Friday, September 24, 2010

2 Egypt Action Adventures for Young & Old - New Paperbacks

Egypt fantasy action adventure for young adults/juveniles with photos (Amazon Books)
Egypt action adventure thriller - 3rd in series
after The Smiting Texts & The Hathor Holocaust
(Amazon Books)


THE IBIS APOCALYPSE

Egypt’s forbidden power…
The fate of the world written in stone.

Third in the Egyptology thriller series after 'The Smiting Texts' and 'The Hathor Holocaust'...
Was Egypt's magical Book of Thoth originally carved in stone - on a stela - rather than written on a scroll?
Anson Hunter, controversial alternative Egyptologist and theorist, is obsessed with locating the forbidden Stela of Destiny before the wrong people get hold of it.

The Stela, or stone book, of Thoth, Egypt’s god of magic, is the most powerful and malefic source of esoteric texts ever written. The texts bring frightening power but also a terrible backlash. Twice in history the contents have come to light – the first time in the reign of Rameses the Great, linked with the Plagues of Egypt and the suffering of the Hebrews, and in 1939 when a German Egyptologist took rubbings of the stone texts to Hitler’s Germany before the horrors of World War II.

Israeli Intelligence and its allies in the USA become alarmed when the Destiny Stela threatens to break into history once again. As they are all too aware, the Stela of Destiny is the Holy Grail for organisations and conspirators with dangerous political and religious agendas, both in the USA and in Europe.

Anson embarks on an investigation under the cover of shooting a screen documentary, pursued by enemies and shadowed by striking Israeli Mossad agent Zara Margolin and suspicious Egyptian authorities, in a hunt that covers USA, UK and secret archaeological sites in Egypt.
Can he find and penetrate the deadly series of chambers of the Sanctuary of Thoth that guards the Stela of Destiny before a dangerous new dawn breaks for humankind?

‘The Ibis Apocalypse’ is a danger-fraught adventure that unfolds against the background of ancient Egypt’s enthralling legend and mythology.




EGYPT BREAKOUT - Soldiers of an Endless Night

"Egypt Breakout" is a photo iillustrated story for young readers and adults about a break out from the Egyptian gallery of a museum. A little wooden spearman, Karoy leads a breakout during a children's flashlight tour of a museum, along with three comrades and a crew of boatmen.
The event that triggers his decision occurs when the Lady Tiy, a sycamore girl that Karoy has admired for three thousand years, (without ever speaking his heart to her) is stolen from the display case by the young daughter of the museum keeper during the flashlight tour of the museum. Karoy faces urgent time pressure. Outside of the climate controlled case, how long can Tiy survive? And how is the jealous magical figurine Heka involved in her disappearance?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Pyramid - "horror heaped upon stone horror"?




How do you lose a pyramid?


“On a good day, the Pyramid is a morbid wonder...

today, it’s suffocating.

Both inside and out.

I don’t need to be toiling up the claustrophobic lengths of its corridors and galleries, with walls that seem to be sweating under the crushing weight of stone above, to feel it.

Just standing in front of the myriad layers of blocks - horror heaped upon stone horror - hazing upwards to the heavens, is enough.

The scale of its disregard for human misery is breathtaking in itself.

All of which makes it quite hard to believe that pyramids ever came to be lost at all, yet lost some were…

In fact, they keep turning up today.

Astonishingly, a new, unknown pyramid was discovered not so long ago on the

highly excavated Giza plateau, of all places, in the immediate area of the Great

Pyramid of Khufu.

A ruined pyramid, yet three courses of limestone remained. It was only discovered

by accident.

Egypt's ninety-sixth pyramid, built in the time of the Queens’ pyramids, lay hidden by

an asphalt road running alongside Khufu's monument.

If a road can hide a pyramid on an overworked plateau like Giza, what can the

shifting sand of the desert hide?”

- Blog from Anson Hunter, renegade Egyptologist, theorist, phenomenologist and

avid blogger, hero of my novels The Smiting Texts, The Hathor Holocaust and

The Ibis Apocalypse… (Amazon Paperbacks and Kindle).

Friday, September 10, 2010

NEFERA (New edition - formerly The Princess Who Lost Her Scroll of the Dead.

Two fascinating facts about ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and the tomb:




Fact 1. Egyptian hieroglyphs – an alphabet menagerie - capture the essence, magic and appeal of ancient Egypt. Many of the symbols, more than a quarter in fact, were of animals, and the Egyptians greatly feared that these creature-symbols might come to life in the tomb and become uncontrollable forces – lions, jackals, snakes, vultures, crocodiles … [For this reason, scribes would sometimes damage hieroglyphs of living things, cutting off the head of a snake or a lion or showing animals pierced with knives or spears in order to render them harmless.]

Fact 2. A totally blank, rolled-up scroll, supposed to be a costly Book of the Dead complete with spells for survival, has actually turned up in a tomb – empty as the desert- leaving us to wonder about the fate of its owner, bereft of a magical passport.


"NEFERA...Ancient Egypt and a young royal in eternal trouble" (Kindle)

This fantasy fiction story for Egypt-lovers, young and old, relates the journey of two children, Egyptian Princess Nefera, and a boy tomb robber, Ipy.

Nefera wakes up to encounter a shock in her decorated and treasure-laden tomb.
Her royal scribe has cheated her and substituted a blank, rolled up scroll for her valuable Book of the Dead, hoping his crime will never be discovered and that he can sell the real one to someone else. Nefera suddenly realises that she has no magical passport-and-guide to the underworld of scary animals and
animal-headed guardians. Hieroglyphs surround her on the tomb’s walls, but her papyrus scroll is totally blank, as if the text had been written in disappearing ink.

“My scroll is as empty as the desert. Where are my magical Words of Power?”

She quakes. Must she enter the shadowy world of animal-headed monsters and demons, alone, unprotected and guideless, clutching a worthless scroll? How will she ever reach the Egyptian heaven? She prays to the ibis-headed god of writing and spells: “Lord Thoth, send me Words of Power to take me through the underworld.”

It is a risky prayer. Hieroglyphs can come to life in the tomb and become uncontrollable forces!

A magical journey on a living lion couch

Nefera is swept up and carried away to experience a thrilling underworld journey. She rides on a nightmarish piece of tomb furniture, a living, golden lion couch with snarling lions’ heads, racing across a papyrus-like desert surface, where monster guardians pop up to challenge her and hinder her race to reach heaven.

She must succeed before the new dawn or perish forever. Can she reach her goal, especially when tomb robbers have broken into her newly sealed tomb and are stealing her treasures and possessions for the afterlife, one object after another, and now a mysterious boy, Ipy and his thieving monkey, Little Robber (both members of the tomb robber gang) suddenly appear and hitch a ride with her on her loping bed? Is the boy dead too?

Wracked by guilt, the boy tomb robber promises to help save the princess and the journeying companions become friends. What happens when the young renegade, filled with remorse and shame at his crime against Nefera, faces the Great Judge, alongside the royal Princess, who does not yet know his secret?


Amazon

As well as my adult thriller adventure fiction, written under the name Roy Lester Pond, you can find a range of fiction for young readers and young at heart - published under the name Roy Pond