Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Mythology meets modern, investigative adventure - Egypt fiction on Kindle and paperback

The Roy Lester Pond ancient Egypt collection

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Adults still RE-READING these Egypt novels for young readers.

The first in this book set was published in USA as The Mummy's Revenge

Originally published separately as:
Book 1 THE MUMMY's REVENGE... is deadly (USA)  (or 'The Mummy Monster Game' in Australia)

4.0 out of 5 stars Totally spooky!!
 Amazon Customer:
“This book is great! This book had me spooked until the very end. I advise against reading it at night unless you're practically fearless.It makes you want to read until the very last word. I don't scare easily, but this book managed to scare me pretty bad. Plus, it's one of those books that you can read and re-read again and again. It's a great, scary book, that pulls you right into the action and doesn't let you out until you finish it. I recommend it to anyone that likes to be scared.”

Book 2 Who knows the secret of... THE MUMMY'S TOMB (USA) (Or 'The Mummy Tomb Hunt' (Australia)

Book 3 'The Mummy Rescue Mission' (Australia)

Little Cousin Harry is really weird, but he is family, so Josh and Amy decide to play along with him. They join Harry in playing a series of totally spooky ancient Egypt computer games.

Trouble is, Harry's games become more and more real and dangers start to leak out of the games into real life and into their lives.
The popular Egypt series - now available in one monster book of three adventures.

“I literally consumed those three books when I read them! I sat and read the books in two days, and even when I wasn't reading them I was thinking about them. Though from memory I distinctly remember The Mummy Monster Game being my favourite, it's safe to say when I read them this time, the last in the series, The Mummy Rescue Mission was my favourite - I could literally feel the desperation Harry, Amy and Harry felt in trying to save Aunt Jillian. I had to keep reading at such a fast pace as though I had to keep up! I like the idea of mixing video games with Egyptology, being that both those things interest me. I'm glad I finally got my hands on these books…. now I can read them as often as I like.”

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Here is the Roy Pond collection of Egypt fiction now on Amazon Kindle: 

All now available in Kindle edition

"EGYPT EYES" - Fiction Book poster

What lies beneath?

THE EGYPTIAN MYTHOLOGY MURDERS is ancient Egypt in modern London.. Ancient love and modern terror....

On Amazon Kindle

Has a cycle of murder and love from Egypt’s ancient past come to the modern world... in the return of Isis, Osiris, and ‘Lord of Chaos’ Seth?

A museum mummy called Isis is put into a hospital scanning machine and blasted with radiation. Awakened and regenerating, Isis repeats a 5,000-year quest to find her beloved Osiris.

‘I, Isis, Great of Magic, will rise and search for you, Osiris…'

Now an ancient cycle unfolds in modern day London, a rampage of murder and disaster - and a search for eternal love.

Can Jennefer, a young trainee museum curator and Jon, a police antiquities unit detective, stop the killer in time before a terrible culmination of events? 
 (formerly The Isis Mummy)

Sunday, July 6, 2014

"Egypt Eyes" - Archaeology adventure fiction on Amazon Kindle

“Be my eyes in Egypt,” she said. The celebrated young Egyptologist and space archaeologist Dr Constance Somers had once explored ancient Egypt’s lost treasures using satellite imagery. 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. A groundbreaking adventure and mystery fiction with an Egyptologist’s blogs and photos.

Friday, July 4, 2014

My Ancient Egypt Zone

Come into the ancient Egypt Zone
The zone of fact, fiction, archaeology, hidden dangers, forbidden secrets and conspiracies that take their impetus from the ancient past.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Digging for lost Egyptian treasures in the sands of forgetfulness... 'Tomb Traps & Treasures'.

Opening chapter

Chapter 1

“Ready to play Tomb Traps and Treasures?” my grandfather said.
   Grumpy and I would often play our own museum games.
   But games weren’t the real reason why I took him to the Egyptian galleries of the museum almost every afternoon after school.
   We were here to dig up memories.
   You see, my grandfather’s memory was crumbling like the ruins of ancient Egypt and we were here on an archaeological dig to recover the lost treasures of his mind.
  He had once been a famous Egyptologist but now he had forgotten more about ancient Egypt than I would ever learn, although he still knew an amazing amount of weird stuff.
   Playing ‘Tomb Traps and Treasures’ was our version of hide-and-seek in the Egyptian galleries. It could be scary and great fun, providing the museum staff didn’t spot us.
   I tiptoed up to a pair of seated stone pharaohs who guarded the entrance to the main hall. They looked quite stony-faced about our game.
   Regally composed in shiny black granite, their expression seemed to say: ‘tread carefully.’
   I took the warning and slowed. Was I walking into a trap?
   Normally the Egyptian galleries echoed like a big cathedral at prayer time, but today things were quieter. Looking down the hall, I could see just one clump of people near the back, inspecting a colossal pharaoh’s head.
   I held my breath, edged through the gap between the throned figures, swung my head left and then right.
    Empty spaces yawned at me. Relief.
   I started to let out a sigh, but then from behind a red granite lion, a third pharaoh shot out...

Exerpt - opening of 'Tomb Traps and Treasures'- Amazon Kindle adventure fiction for young and old.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

"Tomb Travellers". A Winner of Children's Book of the Year (Christian Literature Society)

On Kindle

Hooked on the past.

PHILLIP'S UNCLE, an archaeologist, mailed him a four thousand year old mummy for his birthday.

It wasn't the body of a pharaoh; it wasn't even a person. It was a dried-up ibis bird from ancient Egypt and it flew in 'special delivery' from Cairo in the Arab Republic of Egypt.

Phillip signed for the package at the door, while the dog barked excitedly. He thanked the delivery man, took the box from him and closed the door with the toe of a new pair of sneakers. The box felt disappointingly light for its size. Phillip gave it a shake next to his ear. He heard a dry rattle inside.

He knelt on the polished timber floor of the hallway, peeling off the masking tape that sealed the cardboard box. "What do you reckon, Dogstar?" he said to the dog, who drew near, sniffing, to investigate. "What's Uncle William going to surprise me with this time?"

Phillip pulled out some protective plastic wrapping and uncovered a square object inside. He lifted it out. It was a glass case, stuffed with what appeared to be cloth-packing material, badly discoloured. The dog sniffed inquisitively at the case, then dropped its tail between its legs and backed away, rumbling in an offended manner. Phillip held up the glass case to look inside. It couldn't be packing material. Packing wouldn't be so tightly wadded, nor wound so evenly. It was an object bound up with very old bandages. Holding it all together were hoops of fibre. Papyrus strips? he wondered.

He saw a label attached to the glass case. He recognized the marching-ants scrawl of Uncle William's hand. He read it out aloud:

For my dear nephew, and archaeological partner, Phillip:

"I've always enjoyed giving you the bird, so here's one that's 4,000 years old - a mummified ibis bird! Just the thing for a boy of your advanced years. Hope it brings you good fortune. These sacred ibis birds are rich in magical significance. The ibis, you will remember, symbolized the bird-headed god Thoth. He was the god of wisdom, magic and writing and was also the author of Egypt's Book of the Dead. Happy fifteenth birthday!

Love, Uncle William.

"Oh, wow!" Phillip said.

He felt bathed in a warm glow of good fortune, as if a shaft of favourable sunlight had fallen on him. Housed in the glass case was a genuine, mummified ibis bird. There was no mistaking the ancient stain of decay on the wrappings, a peculiar, rusty flush like sunset. He couldn't have been more grateful if his uncle had sent him the treasures of Tutankhamen, even though it was hard to tell that it had once been a beautiful white ibis bird and was only vaguely bird-shaped, looking more like an old, stuffed sock in a basket.

(Opening excerpt. Tomb Travellers)