Sunday, August 30, 2015

Does ancient evil have the power to strike across the ages?

Does ancient evil have the power to strike across the ages? Amazon Kindle

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A female mummy blasted with a hospital radiation scan... could it trigger an evil blast from the past?

Find out now on Amazon Kindle
A female mummy is blasted with radiation in a hospital imaging scan… will an ancient evil return like a terrible blast from the past?

Could an ancient cycle unfold in modern day London - and a search for eternal love?

Can Jennefer, a young trainee museum curator and Jon, a police antiquities unit detective, stop the killings in time before a terrible culmination of events?


(Formerly The Isis Mummy)
"A gem" - Goodreads


First in a series. Followed by 'The OBELISK Prophecy'

If words could kill... ancient Egypt's execration texts were meant to do just that


Egypt archaeology thriller series on Amazon Kindle


What if words from Egypt's ancient past could kill… and nobody listened to a renegade archaeologist's warning....

Could the power of ancient evil ‘smite’ across time?

Meet the archaeologist adventurer Anson Hunter in the first in an archaeology thriller series, followed by The Hathor Holocaust, The Ibis Apocalypse, The Anubis Intervention, Egypt Eyes, The Forbidden Glyphs and The God Dig.


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

The Mysterious Face of Ancient Egypt #4


Archaeology-related mystery/thriller books - Amazon Kindle



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 Judgement
 Egypt Eyes
The Forbidden Glyphs
 The God Dig 

(Mythological thrillers - trilogy)
The Egyptian Mythology Murders 
The Obelisk Prophecy
The Egyptian Exhibition Murders (NEW)

Or stand-alone fiction such as
Tomb Raiders from Tomorrow
Cleopatra: Tomb of the Undead Queen
Egypt Trap
Dynasty Zero
Virtual Egypt
Ancient Visitors: The Egypt Enigma
and more...  
   

The mysterious face of ancient Egypt #3

Fiction that shines a light into the forbidden secrets of ancient Egypt

On Amazon Kindle

Thursday, August 27, 2015

DYNASTY Zero... Egypt's mysterious deep time... a realm of men, gods and demon-demigods locked in struggle

See Roy Lester Pond on Amazon Kindle

New Australia TV ad - would also make a powerful statement for USA gun control

On the subject of Advertising...


Just saw this simple, powerful Australian TV ad.

How many deaths are 'acceptable?'

Wouldn't this make the same moving case for sane gun control?



A fiction writer's other writing career - my Madmen days in advertising

Funny to see my Australian 'Natural Gas, the Living Flame' television commercial from the eighties and nineties still on YouTube. (The campaign scored gold at Chicago Film Festival).

Here are a few of my other early print ones:


Monday, August 24, 2015

“Can you imagine this Egyptian obelisk with a giant condom on it?” Jon said.

Paris obelisk, Place de la Concorde, Satellite view



(Excerpt from The Obelisk Prophecy. Our two unusual investigators, an Egyptian Museum Curator Jennefer, and an Arts and Antiquities policeman, Jon, visit the Egyptian obelisk in Paris.)


Place De La Concorde, Paris


They joined tourists and Parisians in the largest public square in the city, The Place de la Concorde, an island surrounded by Parisian traffic, dominated by the spearing form of a seventy four-foot granite obelisk.

“Can you imagine this thing with a giant condom on it?” Jon said.

“Are you off again?”

“It actually happened. At the height of the AIDS crisis, an anti-AIDS charity unrolled a giant pink condom over the obelisk.”

‘It’s a wonder the sharp bronze and gold pyramidion that the French government put on top didn’t pop it,’ she thought.

They walked around its fenced perimeter. She scanned the obelisk’s textual propaganda that proclaimed the greatness of Rameses II.
What else did it say to her?

Was there a secret hidden in the stone, a code?

“Is it true that Josephine made a small request to Napoleon before he set off on his expedition to Egypt? ‘If you go to Thebes, do send me back a little obelisk?’ Two hundred and twenty seven tons of it!”
“Well, Napoleon started the ball rolling and eventually it found its way here,” she said. She noticed the large golden diagrams on its plinth, like glyphs, illustrating the mechanics of the obelisk’s erection on the site. “I feel for its twin sitting alone in Luxor, though,” she said. “The pair, tipped with electrum that flashed in the heavens, once received the first light of dawn together and dominated the pylon entrance to the temple of Luxor. An historian describes the scene today saying ‘its imposing pylon gate will always have the bereft appearance of an elephant with one tusk missing.’”

“And here its partner stands, in just as much dust as it ever saw in Egypt.”
She followed the obelisk’s apex to a sky laden with red dust. The obelisk seemed to be pointing like a finger of doom.

“These things do look remarkably like missiles pointed at the sky,” Jon said. “Or space rockets. I think it’s quite clear what’s really happened here and we’re overlooking the obvious again. The French have sent the missing relic into space. Bear with me. As we’ve noted, the island of Philae at Aswan is reputed to be one of the places where they buried the reassembled body of Osiris. I’m guessing that the lost false phallus of Osiris turned up among powdered remains of his body, dug up by modern day tomb raiders during the turmoil of Egypt’s revolution. Then the French somehow came by it, and, through the European Space Agency, put the relic on board the robot named Philae, which they landed on a comet... despatched by the mother-ship Rosetta… Rosetta stone, get it? Coded synchronicity. The Egyptians so loved it.”

“With your fertile brain you should have been a scriptwriter. Even if it were remotely possible, why would they do it?”

“They realised its apocalyptic danger to the world. What do you think?”

“We can relax and go home...”

Excerpt from "The Obelisk Prophecy" - new on Amazon Kindle

footnote:
Act Up Paris (fr) covered the Egyptian obelisk with a giant pink condom to mark World AIDS day at height of AIDS crisis


"A touchstone novel for me as an Egypt fiction author" ★★★★★

An all-time favourite (Amazon)

"This is the Egyptian historical novel that helped fire my love of ancient Egypt and my career as an author of Egypt-based novels. I never got over the perfidious Egyptian beauty Nefernefernefer and I dare say there is an echo of her in some of my own creations such as the dangerous Sesheshet in The Smiting Texts and Hunting Hathor. Read 'The Egyptian' if you love ancient Egypt"
★★★★★ 



Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Beyond finding Nefertiti - a startling Cleopatra tomb theory.

In the tradition of The Egyptian Mythology Murders


Imagine if Cleopatra took poison (like Shakespeare's Juliet) that merely gave her the ‘borrow’d likeness of shrunk death’... to escape Augustus and find a secret eternal resting place beside her beloved Antony... but did she find rest there?  


Revelation, mythology and ancient evil in a startling adventure.

A group of mysteriously chosen investigators is brought together and driven blindfolded in Land Cruisers to a lost site in Egypt…

An historical fantasy writer, a young female Egyptologist, a cold-case detective, a documentary film-maker, an historical scholar…

Then the darkness turns deadly.

The sanctuary of an immortal queen.

Mortal dangers for those who penetrate its secrets.

NEW ON AMAZON KINDLE

Putin's Russia, unexpected players in Egypt archaeological conspiracy "THE FORBIDDEN GLYPHS"

Race to find a dangerous cache of lost knowledge and technology
“Hardly surprising. America wants what the Russians want – all the secret knowledge and technology of the ancient world in one place. The Cold War competition hasn’t entirely melted away, it’s merely been set on slow defrost....

From "The Forbidden Glyphs" - Amazon Kindle

Monday, August 17, 2015

Enter Ancient Egypt Mystery Here






Curious ancient Egypt Hippo poem by famed war poet Rupert Brooke



Demon hippo, British Museum

The young man Rupert Brooke who was to write 'The Soldier' (If I should die, think only this of me: / That there's some corner of a foreign field / That is for ever England...) also turned his pen to whimsy in this poem about ancient Egypt... 


On the Death of Smet-Smet, the Hippopotamus-Goddess
  
SONG OF A TRIBE OF THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS

(The Priests within the Temple)


SHE was wrinkled and huge and hideous? She was our Mother.
She was lustful and lewd?—but a God; we had none other.
In the day She was hidden and dumb, but at nightfall moaned in the shade;
We shuddered and gave Her Her will in the darkness; we were afraid.
  
(The People without)


She sent us pain,
        5
  And we bowed before Her;
She smiled again
  And bade us adore Her.
She solaced our woe
  And soothed our sighing;       10
And what shall we do
  Now God is dying?
  
(The Priests within)


She was hungry and ate our children;—how should we stay Her?
She took our young men and our maidens;—ours to obey Her.
We were loathèd and mocked and reviled of all nations; that was our pride.       15
She fed us, protected us, loved us, and killed us; now She has died.
  
(The People without)


She was so strong;
  But death is stronger.
She ruled us long;
  But Time is longer.       20
She solaced our woe
  And soothed our sighing;
And what shall we do
  Now God is dying?





Tawaret, benign hippo goddess, British Museum

Saturday, August 15, 2015

OBELISK and one of the best Egypt body tattoos I've seen



Great Paris OBELISK and a GREAT TATTOO

Wow. Egyptian art is extremely hard to capture, but this is one of the most authentic Egypt-themed body tattoos I've seen (In this Paris fashion blog).

Very apposite - it reminds of the revenant Sethian creature on the loose in my new novel THE OBELISK PROPHECY (Amazon Kindle), follow up to The Egyptian Mythology Murders.





Ancient Egypt in London appears in several scenes in THE OBELISK PROPHECY new fiction





Egypt in London 

Ancient Egypt in London features in The Obelisk Prophecy (new) and the first book in this series The Egyptian Mythology Murders. 


"The Obelisk Prophecy" also spans obelisks in Paris, The Vatican, USA and Egypt...



Thursday, August 13, 2015

NEW Mystery. Egyptian Mythology. Adventure fiction. One OBELISK is the key.

NEW. Amazon Kindle





Detectives and Egyptologists are in kindred professions and now the unusual  team of Jennefer, an Egyptian Museum curator and Jon, an arts and antiquities policeman, is back together in ‘The Obelisk Prophecy”.


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


What is the prophecy? 
Egyptian obelisks are potent symbols that pierce the skies around the world. London, New York, The Vatican... 
Seats of global financial, political and religious power.

But now one represents the key to solving a world-threatening mystery. 

Working against secret enemies they must find and penetrate the riddle of the one obelisk on earth that holds the clue that could stop disaster.

Monday, August 10, 2015

The Power of The Smiting Texts from ancient Egypt

Amazon Paperback and Kindle

Amazon Paperback


Amazon Kindle

Friday, August 7, 2015

Can an Egyptian obelisk destroy civilization? THE OBELISK PROPHECY.

'THE OBELISK PROPHECY" Egypt adventure fiction available on Amazon Kindle




GENRE AND GENDER IN FICTION. A male or female skew in readers of Egypt archaeology adventure thrillers?

Who reads archaeological adventure thrillers?

I write Egypt novels, but sometimes wonder – are writers the best judges of their appeal, their true readers or of their own genre?
The dictionary describes genre as a ‘category of artistic composition’ or ‘kind’.
My books have been variously described as investigative novels, archaeological adventures, adventure thrillers and action adventures. 
I am reminded of Hamlet, where Shakespeare has some fun with the idea of genres and cross-genres when the old windbag Polonious speaks of “tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical, historical-pastoral, tragical-historical, tragical-comical-historical-pastoral, scene individable, or poem unlimited…”
Yes, my lead character is a man, Anson Hunter, an unusual, alternative Egyptologist with a sardonic line of wit, an agreeable nature and appealing flexibility.
But what of the female appeal?
The experiential young Coptic Egyptologist Kalila Nawal - we first meet her in The Smiting Texts.
The beguiling She-she-shet who appears in inset tale of the Great Destroyer of Humankind (The Smiting Texts, also in a stand alone novelette Hunting Hathor).
The glamorous university chair of the Middle Eastern Department, Dr Melinda Skilling who appears throughout the series.
The sultry antiquities Egyptian-Greek thief Alexia - The Hathor Holocaust.
The androgynous head of a new age group who calls herself Lady Neith - The Hathor Holocaust
The British intelligence agent Gemma Laughton -The Hathor Holocaust.
The mysterious female Mossad agent Zara Margolin - The Ibis Apocalypse.
The young ‘space archaeologist’ Dr Katy Parkinson - The Anubis Intervention… 
Isis in 'The Egyptian Mythology Murders'...
… to name just a few.
Many women readers enjoy my novels – do they think they are reading ‘male adventures’?

Thursday, August 6, 2015

After 'The Egyptian Mythology Murders' comes "THE OBELISK PROPHECY"

An ancient 'mythological' danger returns to today's world. NEW. Amazon Kindle



Tuesday, August 4, 2015

“If an obelisk holds such a dangerous secret, it’s like a ballistic missile aiming its pointy head at civilization’s heart.”

Obelisk at the heart of St Peter's, The Vatican



She decided to throw it out there and then.

“If you look at an aerial shot of The Vatican and St Peter’s piazza with the encircling arms of the colonnades and obelisk in the centre, it looks very much like a keyhole. Remember, the prophecy mentions the urgency of finding the key in time.”

“Where did that one come from?” Jon said, impressed.