Thursday, January 31, 2013

Fiction adventure series ventures into the shadow side of ancient Egypt - and dark modern day conspiracies

Ptah, a creator god and also a god of darkness

The Egypt adventure thriller series.

The Smiting Texts
The Hathor Holocaust
The Ibis Apocalypse
The Anubis Intervention 
Egypt Eyes

A new title, number 6 in the Anson Hunter series, NOW OUT

Kindle edition.

And now the latest in this series:

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Egypt fiction that steps into the unknown

False door - a nest of doorways going back into infinity

Her tawny eyes held his in a steady gaze.
“Have you truly ever opened yourself up to ancient power? Sat in front of a false door in meditation to listen in the silence and allowed yourself to go through into an unknown beyond, to meet the transpersonal beings who will surely come? What is it you fear so? If you find they exist, then they exist. Strictures from an outdated religion will not change the reality. And why do you fear chaos so much - as much as any ancient Egyptian ever did? Look around. The last time I did, the world was already in crisis. Why not welcome a New Age and a new creation, or, if you like, a return to a golden age? Isn’t that what the Egyptians, and Egyptophiles, secretly dream of? It’s time for a great transition to the next level of human consciousness. You are in Egypt. Try letting the energy of the Neters reach into you and hear what they want to say to you.”
She had a way of making her brand of paganism sound perfectly reasonable, almost desirable.
What was it about his tenuous hold on belief that he valued and why did he fear collision with hers? What was it about today’s world that he wanted to save?
Would he ever dare try letting go, really letting go, opening himself up to whatever might come, alone in the darkness of a tomb, pyramid or temple?
In the gaze of her steady eyes in this dimly lit place it did not seem so bizarre. She was leading him on, but not to intimacy, to something that stirred a different excitement and a fear of the forbidden.
‘Are you trying to seduce my soul?’ he thought.

Excerpt from The Hathor Holocaust, 2nd in the Anson Hunter adventure thriller series.

NEW. Kindle edition.

Egypt's Lost Library of secrets and technology.
Trigger for a dangerous new age.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Those I acknowledge for my Egypt adventure thriller fiction

I acknowledge a debt of inspiration to the romancers of Egypt’s past and to the patient labourers in the field of scientific Egyptology

In an echo of an ancient Egyptian magical formula, I thank every Egyptologist, every alternative theorist, every writer on ancient Egypt, every publisher of books on Egypt, those involved in every TV documentary, every Egyptian exhibition, every film, every journal, every magazine, every lecture, every bookstore and library with an ancient Egypt section, every study tour of Egypt, every ancient Egyptian website and blog and every guide in Egypt and every keeper of antiquities and everyone who has helped to spark my imagination and love of Egypt’s past and concern for its future.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Can archaeologist Anson Hunter stop the smiting of America by ancient Egypt?

The book that started the series

A clash of superpowers... ancient Egypt and modern America.

First in a series of Egyptology adventure mystery thrillers, followed by The Hathor Holocaust, The Ibis Apocalypse, The Anubis Intervention and Egypt Eyes.

The murder of an Egyptologist rings alarm bells with the US Department of Homeland Security. Before he knows it they co-opt his son, controversial historian Anson Hunter, into an investigation that has stunning implications for US security.

Yet soon their search attracts the attention of radical Islamists as well as the Egyptian authorities. Dark suspicions surface, suspicions that Anson's father found evidence of a secret that will shake the foundations of every major world religion.

Soon, whichever way they turn, Anson and his team find themselves trapped in a labyrinth of intrigue and menace that becomes too hideously real.

Anson Hunter's special knowledge as an alternative Egyptologist, theorist and phenomenologist may be the key to stopping a catastrophe.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Trapped in a floating ancient Egyptian mummy case… excerpt

Nightmare scene from the ancient Egypt adventure series

She imagined she saw a dragonfly outside settle on the top of the coffin, comparing its lead-light window wings with a painted figure of Isis who knelt on the exterior of the lid, her feathered arms outspread, in protection over the chest of the ‘Osiris’ beneath. She saw the fishes of the darkest deep. An investigating Nile perch, came up and finned its way under the passing shadow of the case.
Dusk blurred the line between sky and silvery water as the mummy case moved downstream, the water almost lapping against a line that marked the edge of the lid, a line that also separated the girl inside from survival and drowning.
Thinner, meaner air, robbed of oxygen, choked her. It was filled with the smell of herself, of hair, stale clothes and fear... was this death? A final smothering absorption into the odour and essences of yourself?
Coffin... sarcophagus... different words for the same foul, collapsed black hole of boundedness that became a dead body’s universe, although a sarcophagus more often referred to the stone variety. The word came from the Greek meaning ‘flesh-eating’. It was based on the belief that the stone used in sarcophagi was of a special kind that could consume the flesh of corpses...


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Death, the First Mystery, and the design of the ancient Egyptian tomb

Sarcophagus inside the tomb of Thutmosis III, Valley of the Kings

Tomb paintings on the walls

Did death actually inspire the structure of Egyptian tombs?
There is a theory about Palaeolithic cave art, that it is the result of a cave in the mind, created there by the wiring of the human nervous system, and that deep caves inspired the idea of a subterranean spirit-world. In a cave, the mind is said to fill the space with spirit-animals and beings.
Are the tombs of Egypt also the result of our internal wiring? The tomb in the mind?
Or is the Egyptian tomb the mirror of something else – death itself?
I am interested in the theory that the Egyptian tomb may have been inspired by the so-called Near Death Experience. Consider how closely an Egyptian tomb echoes the classic NDE. Both involve a journey along a tube-like passage, with surrounding ministering beings, and both come to a scene of judgement where the dead person reflects on his life and answers for his actions. Was it something experiential, and not just spiritual and intellectual, that inspired the Egyptian tomb and religion?

Sunday, January 13, 2013

His obsession to find Egypt's stone book called the Destiny Stela of Thoth was carrying him to destruction.

The fate of the world written in stone
A descending missile in human form
Author's concept storyboard

He rode the human slab in darkness broken by sparks showering upwards to illuminate sliding passage walls. The flicker revealed the block-statue’s brutal face and stone ears curved like bowls against the wig. The grind and screech of the block’s descent sent shock waves through the core of the colossus and it seemed to be shaking underneath him as if in a rage.
The slab thundered on. It was as if the priestly defender of the tomb were trying to sweep him off by speed alone.
Down, down Anson slid, riding a rock fall on a journey through the darkness of an underworld.
He had clung to ancient Egypt all of his life and now he was hanging on to it for his very life, not to its mystery or allure or its esoteric beliefs, but to its concrete monumentality.
He never imagined it would end like this in the hell of screaming, spark-showering stone, betrayed by a woman he trusted. Yet this was where his journey had always been going.
His obsession to find a stone book called the Destiny Stela, inscribed with the most dangerous texts ever composed, was carrying him to destruction...


Saturday, January 12, 2013

Mysterious New Agers invite fiction's alternative Egyptologist on a cruise

A Nile cruise into mystery and conspiracy

"Why did you pick me to be the guest Egyptologist on your cruise?" Anson Hunter said to her. "There must be a dozen alternative alternatives, people who are a lot more fringe than I am. What do you really want from me?”
“Just the fruit of your mind and for you to share your theories on a subject that’s of burning interest to our group - Sekhmet-Hathor and her role in the fiery cleansing of the earth.”
As he stood on the deck of the dahabiyyah, two feluccas, lashed side by side, worked their way slowly upriver, decks laden with newly made clay pots.
It was good to be on the river again.
Historians argued about how the ancient Egyptian civilisation had managed to last for millennia, while others, at best, lasted a century or two, and yet the answer was right here, sliding past.
The Nile.
Egypt was the first civilisation connected by a superhighway, a network of networks linking sites of temples, palaces, government, markets, industry, construction and education. It was a physical Internet and engine of economic, religious and technical growth, and of continuity...

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Hathor-Sekhmet - terrible goddess at the heart of The Smiting Texts and The Hathor Holocaust

These three adventure novels are followed by The Anubis Intervention and Egypt Eyes.


'The Ibis Apocalypse' - the Dangerous Stone Book of Thoth

Third novel in the Egypt adventure thriller series

Amazon Kindle readers give it 5 stars

The author takes you in a wander trip to ancient Egypt and in modern times ...Well written thriller... (left me) wanting to read more.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The eye in the sky sees an explosive secret beneath Egypt's sands

Number 5 in the ancient Egypt series

EGYPT ACTION ADVENTURE - "Be my eyes in Egypt," she said to him. The celebrated young Egyptologist and space archaeologist Dr Constance Somers had once explored ancient Egypt's lost treasures from space. But now she is legally blind. She hires controversial, alternative Egyptologist Anson Hunter to be her guide on a Nile cruise. 'Show me the hidden Egypt of your imagination,' she says. But does she have a darker purpose, planning to use his unique skills to help her penetrate a secret and dangerous site that she found?
And why are agents of the US National Reconnaissance Office, a secret Intelligence agency in charge of satellites and overhead security, suddenly taking an interest in the work of the space archaeologist? Has she made a discovery in her satellite archaeology that has global security ramifications?
Anson must face unexpected enemies at every turn and use his skills to survive the dangers of a lost underground sanctuary as he tries to unlock its shattering secret.
'Egypt Eyes' is groundbreaking adventure and mystery fiction with an Egyptologist's blogs and photos.

Monday, January 7, 2013

The Truth* About Ancient Egypt fiction - on Kindle

Investigative Egypt adventure thriller series that seeks the truth about dangers from the ancient past

Quote from Review of The Smiting Texts - 'The Truth About Books,' UK.

Now a series of 7 suspense and adventure novels with a mysterious Egyptian theme/

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Positive words about dangerous Egyptian Texts - Egypt fiction

Ancient Egypt vs Modern America. No 1 in series

"I read the Smiting Texts and really enjoyed it." Beket Aten

'A really fun read, lots of romping through Egypt at various archaeological sites.'

'A delightful investigative novel, which takes the reader into a labyrinth of conspiracy theories and government cover-ups.

The thriller takes off with a murder of an Egyptologist, dragging in his son and the US Department of Homeland Security.
The renegade archaeologist son, Anson Hunter, is then joined by a Coptic Egyptian girl and the US intelligence team on a roller coaster ride through Egypt followed by radical elements and local authorities.
Hints of a secret which should shake the foundations of major world religions makes it a hard to put down book and draws on the author’s vast knowledge of his favourite subject,'
L. Machado

'An intellect's version of The Mummy...
 If you like the ruminations of an obsessive and have a particular penchant for Egyptology, Roy Lester Pond provides a sumptuous feast on which to devour multiple strands of Egypt's ancient past and potential future.
Initially set out as an ambiguous investigation by the US Homeland Security into a possible terrorist threat culminating in the recent murder of controversial Egyptologist, Anson Hunter's father - the plot is interspersed with a tale of ancient Egypt. An ancient hunter's fate to recapture the Goddess of devastation and entomb himself with her in order to save Egypt is particularly beautiful and lifts the overall book beyond the normal conspiratorial-action-thriller.

An Indiana Joneseque ending, but otherwise a wonderfully clever and original story.'
-        “The Truth About Books”, UK

 'What a great book. This deserves a far wider audience than the Egyptology community!'
Egypt Then and Now

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Adventure fiction that stretches from Egypt sites to Nubia

Into the smoking heat of the Nubian sun

ANSON SAT next to the driver, thrown around in the cabin of the Land Cruiser, as they approached an isolated butte rising in the shimmer of the desert.
Here the great Nubian kingdom of Napata once flourished at a place where the River Nile, slithering like a snake on a scorched belly across the largest desert on earth, loses its way. Stunned by the smoking heat of the Nubian sun, it twists back on itself, flowing in the wrong direction for 270 kilometres - back towards the heart of Africa, before winding its way into Egypt.
And here, too, the design of pyramids changes direction. Unlike those of Egypt, they were smaller, clustered together and tapered, with steep-sides inclined at seventy degrees, as if stretched in a heat haze, or as if viewed through the eyes of a Modigliani.
Gemma, in the back seat, commented:
“I suppose with such an influential neighbour as Egypt, Nubia was bound to become a mirror society instead of a stand-alone civilisation.”
The Nubian driver growled.
“Let me tell you something. Nubia not only stood alone. One of our great Nubian kings, Taharka, formed an alliance with ancient Israel and defended Jerusalem from a siege by the Assyrians, driving them away. He is even mentioned by name in the Old Testament.”
Anson added: “The Nubian Taharka may have done more than save Israel’s bacon. He may have rescued the entire Jewish culture and religion. The Assyrians under Sennacherib were intent on destroying Jerusalem and deporting its people. Consider this. The Old Testament had yet to be written and they were still wrestling with the concept of Yawveh. Where would the Abrahamic faiths Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - be, if the Nubians hadn’t stood by Jerusalem? It was a turning point for the Western world and the Middle East.”

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The enigmatic elegance of ancient Egypt

Almost impossible to fake

For Anson Hunter, there was no mistaking the maker’s mark on these pieces. Typology, style, material, craftsmanship, they all told him this was genuine and immensely old. But there was something else he had come to trust. The effect genuine Egyptian art had on him. It produced an aura almost impossible to fake and it had to do with the fact that Egyptian art was never art for its own sake. It was wrought magic, infused with the sacred power of the force the Egyptians called heka.
He gently touched an ornamental collar of turquoise stones, a sacred necklace called the menat. He spread the flat of a palm against the cool blue-green droplets of stone and it seemed to his excited senses that he felt the crackle of a grid of power. The stones now smouldered. What holy or unholy divinity had infused them with its forces?

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