Friday, July 31, 2015

NEW. "The OBELISK Prophecy". The international Egypt thriller

The unusual young team of Jennefer, a curator and Jon, an arts and antiquities policeman are back together in ‘The Obelisk Prophecy”.

The exciting new follow-up to ‘The Egyptian Mythology Murders’.

Mysterious Egyptian obelisks are potent symbols that pierce the skies around the world. London, New York, The Vatican…

But now one represents the key to solving a world disaster.

Working against secret enemies they must find and penetrate the secret of the one obelisk on earth that holds the clue that could save the earth turning to dust in a global dust storm.

The Return of Sobek, ancient Egypt's croc god?

Lake Nasser Cruise to Abu Simbel

Thursday, July 30, 2015

"A unique view of ancient Egypt"

Kiosk of Trajan, Philae Temple

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The power of ancient Egypt over the imagination (Now an Egypt X-MEN in the works)

The power of ancient Egypt over the imagination continues.

A colossal set with Set, the devil god of ancient Egypt

Now the revelation of an Egypt set from a new X-men, showing a colossal set with Set (the Egyptian bad guy of mythology).

It really does seem that the more inaccessible today's Egypt becomes for travelers, with its post-revolution turbulence, the more desirable it seems to become in flights of popular imagination.

Tutankhamun TV series with Ben Kingsley.

Currently in production or planning:- Ridley Scott's 'Pharaoh' for HBO 'The Gods of Egypt', shot in Sydney, starring a Game of Thrones star.
Talk of a Stargate movie about to get a reboot.
Can't get to Egypt right now? 

Maybe Egyptian archaeology fiction will get you there...

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Do certain texts have the power to smite? (The ancient Egyptian kind.)

Words were things

To the ancient Egyptians, written words/hieroglyphs carved in stone or written on papyrus were actual things. Objects of power.

When used by the priests in ritual cursing (execration texts) as a State weapon, they were believed to have the power to weaken, bring enemies to their knees and destroy them.  

What if a set of fearsome execration texts from the ancient past were reactivated today in an act of esoteric warfare against another nation?

This is the story of THE SMITING TEXTS, an adventure mystery thriller that begins a 7 book series (Amazon Kindle). Meet renegade Egyptologist and investigator Anson Hunter as he is recruited to help US Intelligence.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

DYNASTY Z... Zero. An ancient Egyptian age of mythic adventure

On Amazon Kindle

Dynasty Zero. A primordial clash of humans, gods and demon demigods.
A young demigod boy, a future unifier of pharaonic Egypt, also known to history as Narmer or Menes, lived on the fault line between deity and humanity. It was a time of the gods and demigods, when the throne of the god Horus shook and the weak hands of men stretched out to catch the crown and seize the scepter of Egypt.
Mythic adventure fiction.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Have you discovered The Forbidden Glyphs?

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.

Amazon Kindle

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

GET LOST in the mysteries of ancient Egypt in this modern day fiction series...

Fiction on Amazon Kindle (and paperback)

  GET LOST in the Anson Hunter series (fiction's Egyptologist who battles dangers from the ancient past as well as modern day conspiracies that take their impetus from ancient Egypt):-
The Smiting Texts, The Hathor Holocaust, The Ibis Apocalypse, The Ra Boat Judgment, Egypt Eyes, The Forbidden Glyphs and The God Dig. 

The Egyptian Mythology Murders.

Now a series with The Obelisk Prophecy and The Egyptian Exhibition Killings (new).

Or in stand alone fiction such as:

The KA, VISITORS The Egypt Enigma, Text Messages from Eternity, CLEOPATRA Tomb of the Undead Queen, Egypt Trap, Dynasty Zero, The Sarcophagus and more...

Get lost at Amazon Kindle...

Saturday, July 4, 2015

As Islamic State now threatens Egypt, pyramids, sphinx... would we go to (full out) war for culture?

An antiquities lover asks

Would we defend the pyramids?
The Great Sphinx..?
The Parthenon in Greece?
Would we go to war to save culture?
Perhaps going to war for culture is an oxymoron.

And maybe going to war for humanity is just an Orwellian contruct.

And yet...

It does make me, a lover of antiquities, particularly ancient Egypt's, wonder if I am missing something.

Is there little real will to stop the madness? I mean, really stop it. NOW. Not merely degrade the perpetrators' military capabilities, as they are degrading ancient history. But obliterating the madness once and for all. 
(Why are these people still on the planet? Is the US playing some measured, longer game we don't know about by holding back? One hopes it's not just because Assad's Syria is a Russian client state and so they're letting extremists run rampant over the cradle of civilization to spite an old enemy!) 

But of course it's not just down to the US. 

I believe it is going to take a brokering of the combined goodwill of the world's nations to defeat such malignancy.

It's not a battle of civilizations, it's a battle for civilization and its roots.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Thank God for the custodianship of the British Museum, Louvre, Turin, New York's Metropolitan...


As fiction's renegade Egyptologist writes in one of his blogs:

 "Feeling a surge of protectiveness, I suddenly - unreasonably, perhaps - wish that the British Museum were ten times its present size, along with the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Louvre, Berlin Neues Museum and Turin Museum.

And yet I like a great many Egyptians very much and I love the land of Egypt itself and its sites of antiquity and I value the feeling of place that connects me with the past. The Nile Valley is still the biggest and best museum of earth."