Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The crushing monumentality of ancient Egypt

One of my earlier visits to The Great Pyramid

Like fiction's Egyptologist Anson Hunter, I have always envied the effortless flow of computer simulations of Egypt that begin with an aerial shot of the Sphinx and pyramids, before swooping into the Great Pyramid and taking the viewer on a smooth fly-through, sweeping along the entrance and corridor, up the vaulted ‘cathedral’ of the corbelled Grand Gallery and passage before dipping low to enter the entrance to the King’s Chamber. 

It's never that easy, especially on a hot day.

 It takes sweaty toil to reach the heart of the Great Pyramid. 

With each step, the awareness of the accumulated weight of stone above your head adds weight to your shoulders as if to crush the spirit...

(The Great Pyramid features in my latest Anson Hunter novel "The Forbidden Glyphs".)

Friday, February 22, 2013

A deadly Hall of Records... a race for ancient Egypt's greatest secret

'The Forbidden Glyphs' by Roy Lester Pond... in the Anson Hunter Egypt adventure series

Kindle edition

Thursday, February 21, 2013

In the tradition of The Smiting Texts and The Ibis Apocalypse... NEW... THE FORBIDDEN GLYPHS

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

New Kindle Fiction - Egypt poster

Discover the secret of The Forbidden Glyphs

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

Monday, February 18, 2013

New Egypt Fiction: The Forbidden Glyphs

A powerhouse sanctuary of ancient secrets



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

Imagine a cache of writings of unthinkable power.

Renegade Egyptologist Anson Hunter does. In fact he has a controversial theory that somewhere in Egypt lies the Lost Library of Thoth, guarded by his consort the goddess Seshat.

In legend, this library contained all the forbidden knowledge of ancient Egypt, both human and divine, including secrets of lost technology that built the pyramids.

Anson’s theory throws him into conflict with international seekers who have dangerous agendas for the world.

To save a loved one, Anson Hunter must seek the forbidden glyphs in an ingenious lost sanctuary guarded by traps set by the calculating goddess Seshat.

See The Forbidden Glyphs and the Egypt collection

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Dig into ancient Egypt's forbidden secrets

The Egypt adventure collection

Use your iPad or e-reader to dig down beneath the surface to discover forbidden secrets and dangers from the  past and modern day conspiracies that take their impetus from ancient Egypt.

See the Egypt fiction collection here

NEW - Kindle edition

Friday, February 8, 2013

Penetrate a mystery and a forbidden sanctuary of Thoth

Mysterious action adventure - Kindle and paperback

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

Third in the series of Egyptology adventure mystery thrillers 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.

NEW. Kindle edition

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Enter the Egypt of the imagination - fiction series

One of my visits to Egypt in Nubia

 There are two Egypts. 
One is the real Egypt of ticket offices, flies, stray dogs, crowds, coaches and clamouring trinket-hawkers - and today, political unrest.
Then there is the Egypt of the mind and the imagination.
Enter a world of Egyptian mystery, modern conspiracy and dangers from the ancient past with fiction's controversial independent Egyptologist Anson Hunter.
 The Smiting Texts, The Hathor Holocaust, The Ibis Apocalypse, The Anubis Intervention and Egypt Eyes...

and a new novel out now - The Forbidden Glyphs.
Egypt's Lost Library. Trigger for a dangerous new age.
Kindle edition. 


Monday, February 4, 2013

Ancient Egypt's power of smiting... and Tutankhamun

Smiting, curses and other inscriptional violence

Egyptologists claim there was no actual curse written in Tutankhamun’s tomb.

But they forget that the tomb doors were sealed with clay seals bearing the imprint of a seated jackal above nine prisoners – the magical barrier of the priests of the royal necropolis. To break a seal was a crime against god and invoked a terrible punishment.

The devil god Seth was cursed for breaking a seal. You have opened the secret chest which is in Heliopolis in order to see what was in it, even it had been sealed with the seal of the 77 deities...the sun god Re will smite you on your head, he will destroy your soul.  

Begin the Anson Hunter Egypt series with The Smiting Texts. 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

The Forbidden Stela of Thoth triggers disaster for Rameses

Fallen Rameses
Did the magical Stela of Thoth keep breaking into history at times of struggles and suffering? In the reign of Rameses the Great and the Plagues of Egypt... and then later in Hitler’s Germany?
Fiction's renegade independent Egyptologist addresses a US audience (excerpt from The Ibis Apocalypse)

Here’s an angle to unsettle you - and I imagine this will play even better here in God-fearing America than it does in Europe. Intriguingly, there’s a disturbing convergence of events surrounding the reappearance of the Stela of Thoth in the time of Pharaoh Rameses the Great - the pharaoh of the Exodus, according to tradition.
“This is the kicker. It’s exactly at this juncture in history, at the very time of the texts’ re-emergence in the reign of Rameses the Great, that God brings down his plagues on Egypt. Coincidence? Let’s look at the impact that the reemergence of the Stela of Thoth had on Egypt in the reign of Rameses the Second,” Anson said to his audience....

Saturday, February 2, 2013

What draws readers to ancient Egypt fiction...

Readers want an author, not just a book

I received an email from a newly published writer who  admired my Anson Hunter Egypt fiction series and asked my advice about promotion.

There are not too many secrets to the business of informing potential readers about your books, but here, in point form, are some simple things that work for me:-

- I find the best way to inform readers about my books is through a combination of blogs and tweets, using Twitter (Egyptsnippets) to attract readers to my blog.

- The blog site become in effect your store and showcase where you can display your work, share your interests and announce news. I don’t do paid advertising.

- I am approaching 80,000 visits on my blog and the more you blog about your subject and books, the more you rise in the Google search rankings and that helps cast a wide net to gather new readers.

- As you can see from this blog site, I post articles about ancient Egypt and about my books and I have a side bar featuring my books which takes the reader straight through to Amazon at a click.

-My books are available in Createspace paperback and in Amazon Kindle editions. However, while it is good to be able to offer the reader printed editions, I sell hundreds of ebooks to one paperback sale. I’m a convert who is rapidly leaving behind 'dead-tree technology'.

- I believe that another good way to sell your new book is to write another one. Keep them coming. Readers want an author and not just a book.

- Reviews from ordinary readers on sites like Amazon seem to impress book buyers as much as those from professional book reviewers.