Monday, October 31, 2016

UNCOVER ANCIENT EGYPT'S FORBIDDEN SECRETS

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

OPENING: He had come to welcome her back from the dead...

'The SARCOPHAGUS' NEW release on  Amazon Kindle


Excerpt opening...
Chapter 1


Sojourn in a tomb



He had come to welcome her back from the dead.

Today, after her time of self-imposed exile, Janet would emerge from the tomb entrance.

The thought stirred a fluttering inside him, bats’ wings of fear amidst the excitement. Had the experience changed her? It had changed him. He had felt dead every day that she had been away from him, so maybe this moment would be a resurrection for him too, he thought.

His eyes adjusted to the shadow at the entrance where he saw the familiar iron gate with a steel padlock barring his way. Still locked. It was there for security and to make sure she would not be disturbed. The tomb entrance, a darker shadow behind the bars, looked deep and drowning as a well.


No sign of movement.

No grateful and relieved call of ‘hello’ from the darkness.

"Janet!"


The archaeologist’s voice funneled into the entrance and beat back.

Echoes from an empty tomb? But this tomb wasn’t empty, he thought. Janet, his archaeological partner, was in there. Why wasn’t Janet calling back, hurrying to the entrance to meet him? 

"The SARCOPHAGUS" A 'resurrection machine' revives an age of adventure

New release (AMAZON KINDLE)


Adventure, mystery, fantasy. A coded ‘resurrection machine’ revives an age of adventure.



In the modern age, Ryder an archaeologist in Egypt discovers a mysterious empty sarcophagus in a tomb. Then his Egyptologist partner Janet goes missing.



He vows to go after her, even if it means journeying across the boundaries of reason and existence. Ahead of Ryder and his dog lies a pre-dynastic realm of myth: the mysterious Mistress of the Bow and Ruler of Arrows, the evil Lord Seth, legions of animal-headed creatures, the venerable bird-man, the child Horus. And key to it all is the quest for the magical amulets of power. A life-and-death struggle is on at the edge of time. And the universe watches - and waits.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

SPACE PHARAOHS. Was the dead Egyptian pharaoh like a star traveller?


Was the burial and launch into the afterlife of a pharaoh the equivalent of a Mars expedition?

With a vast pyramid as a launch pad, the pharaoh's burial must have been like a nationally financed space shot to put the pharaoh among the eternal stars.

Little wonder that ancient Egypt is so intertwined in today's science and science fiction...

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

IMHOTEP, alien in his genius. What secrets would his tomb hold?

"A satellite eye in the sky... a dangerous hidden secret beneath Egypt's sand" *****5 star Amazon US


The Ufologist said. "Some are convinced that Imhotep was the original ancient alien. Don’t you think that there is something a bit alien about the imp-like figures of Imhotep in the world’s museums, showing him as a tiny sage seated on a chair with a scroll across his knee and his elongated skull extruded inside a skullcap? Then there is the curious meaning of his name. Imhotep means ‘The one who comes in peace.’ Isn’t that canonically the message communicated by friendly, and sometimes deceptive, visitors from the stars, in countless science fiction stories and movies… ‘we come in peace’?”

"EGYPT EYES: A groundbreaking mystery thriller novel featuring the blogs and photos of renegade Egyptologist Anson Hunter.
ON AMAZON KINDLE


With his luminous intelligence, thousands of years ahead of his time, Imhotep must have appeared as a being who had dropped out of the sky to early generations… designer and builder of the first great monument in stone, the step pyramid, deified after his death and revered by the later Greeks and Romans. 

All this and Imhotep fathered medicine, was considered a wizard, governed as Vizier and held high sacred office...
It was also said that Imhotep’s father was the creator god Ptah and his mother was the sky goddess Nut... 


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

SCI FI's OBSESSION with Ancient EGYPT.... and SCIENCE'S TOO



Omni article







So true about sci-fi and ancient Egypt.
But it's not just sci-fi that's obsessed.
So is science.
Look at the proliferation of ancient Egyptian names used in the space field. From asteroids to landers. Names like Philae, Osiris-Rex, Rosetta, Apophis...



















THE SHADOW OF THOTH... in 2 Egypt mystery thrillers

On Amazon Kindle


 
THE IBIS APOCALYPSE. (An Anson Hunter novel)

Ancient Egypt’s forbidden power… the world’s fate written in stone. (Amazon Kindle and paperback.) 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.

TEXT MESSAGES FROM ETERNITY

(Formerly THE RA VIRUS & THE ATEN SCOURGE)

Is missing archaeology team member Lucas Burrows trapped in the ancient past during an age of terror – and sending warning messages to today?
WARNING! ANCIENT GLOBAL THREAT… the impossible graffito message turns up in a newly found Egyptian tomb, along with a modern biohazard symbol.
What mysterious plague has hit the population of Egypt in the reign of Pharaoh Amenhotep III and his young co-regent Akhenaten? Why is it seen as a judgement by the angry sun god Ra to punish Egypt for bowing to the Plagues of Egypt?
An eleventh plague of Egypt?
Lucas, a physician and World Health Organisation expert on pandemics, must find its source and the antidote in time to save the ancient past and the future.
Especially when his lover, the lustrous Italian Egyptologist Giulietta, is exposed to the deadly contagion. Can he warn her in time – by sending messages through the archaeological layers of time itself?
Can his great love be saved and can they ever hope to be reunited?

“Roy Lester Pond joins my favourite Egypt authors like Christian Jacq.”

“A furious pace keeps the reader engrossed.”- Goodreads.




Saturday, October 8, 2016

An Egyptian magical false door - impossible "TEXT MESSAGES FROM ETERNITY"





 ‘TEXT MESSAGES FROM ETERNITY’ Trapped in Egypt's past, he sent her warnings through the archaeological layers of time

Is missing archaeology team member Lucas Burrows trapped in Egypt’s ancient past during an age of terror – and sending warning messages to today through the archaeological layers of time?
‘WARNING! ANCIENT GLOBAL THREAT…’ an impossible graffito message appears in a newly found Egyptian tomb, along with a modern biohazard symbol.
Who sent it?
What mysterious plague has hit the population of Egypt in the reign of Pharaoh Amenhotep III and his young co-regent, the sun-struck Akhenaten? Why is it seen as a judgement by the angry sun god Ra?
Lucas, a physician and World Health Organisation expert on pandemics, must find its source and the antidote in time to save the ancient past and the future.
Especially when his lover, the lustrous Italian-born Egyptologist Giulietta, is exposed to the deadly contagion. Can he warn her in time and save her and can they ever hope to be reunited?

‘TEXT MESSAGES FROM ETERNITY’ expands ‘THE RA VIRUS’ with a new additional Book 2 ‘THE ATEN SCOURGE’

“Roy Lester Pond joins my favourite Egypt authors like Christian Jacq.”

“A furious pace keeps the reader engrossed.”- Goodreads

Thursday, October 6, 2016

MUSEUM THERAPY A boy, an Egyptologist grandfather, a dig in the sands of forgetfulness


New release - on Amazon Kindle
Can a grandson save an old archaeologist’s secrets from the sands of forgetfulness?

“Museum visits are an acknowledged therapy in cases of early dementia,” they said.

Boyd’s grandfather was once a famous Egyptologist and museum curator, but now his memory has crumbled like the ruins of ancient Egypt.

Young Boyd refuses to let him become a relic. He vows to dig up his grandfather’s lost memories by going with him each day to the Egyptian galleries of the museum.

They play mind games and hide and seek among the statues and mummies. It’s a hoot for both of them. Grumpy zips around in a motorised wheelchair like Professor Stephen Hawking, which makes him kind of cool, Boyd thinks.

But what if Grumpy has forgotten a secret discovery that the world desperately wants to uncover?




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Monday, October 3, 2016

A CREATED EGYPTWORLD becomes a deadly game of survival

AMAZON KINDLE

EIGHT PEOPLE were running through a dusty landscape.

They moved in twilight between cliffs in a rocky desert valley, in the first hour of the twelve hours of the ancient Egyptian underworld night.

But they weren’t in Egypt.

They were totally immersed inside a new virtual reality simulator called ‘Virtual Eternity’, built by mysterious tech organization, The Sirius Research Corporation.

Each person, invited under the strictest secrecy, bore a tag – Sage, Robber, Scribe, Prophetess, Gamer, Soldier, Priest, and Neophyte.

Sage ran at the head of the party. She’d been assigned the title ‘Sage’ or ‘wise one’ as an associate professor of Egyptology specializing in mythology and funerary beliefs, despite her youth.

One in the group ran past the others to catch up to her. It was Gamer, a compact young Korean-born game designer.

“This place is unreal, huh?” he said.

“It’s real enough for me.”

“That’s what I’m talking about. It’s so real… it is unreal. I always wanted to design an ancient Egyptian VR game, but this, hey, I can’t fathom it out. One hundred percent immersive. Three sixty-degree landscape. Perfect resolution. No lag. All sensory input and inner-ear thing of real movement. Forces on body, real muscle sense. Even sweat and fatigue.” He gave the Egyptologist a quizzical look. “You have the inside story? What is this place all about? Is this a role-playing game, or just an ancient Egyptian environment? What are we supposed to do here?”

“Just experience it and survive,” Sage said. A tall woman, Sage wore a dark blue T-shirt and light khaki trousers and archaeology boots and she cut a lithe figure, running nimbly and easily. “You heard the announcement like a god’s voice cracking over our heads at the start. We’ve got twelve hours to reach the end of the underworld before dawn, surviving the dangerous guardians, gateways and demons of the journey along the way, or we die. Virtually die, one hopes.”

“That is the beauty of game worlds,” Gamer said. “Nobody dies. You just keep coming back for more. Over and over again. You learn from your experience.”

“That’s reassuring. But in this dead and dry landscape, dying seems as real as living...”

Sunday, October 2, 2016

“THE MUMMY MONSTER GAME” - Goodreads Kindle Favourite For Young Readers

ROY POND fiction on AMAZON KINDLE

Before Harry Potter, there was cousin Harry and his scary, magical computer games... 

Now in a complete three book series on Kindle!

Originally published separately as:
Book 1 THE MUMMY's REVENGE... is deadly (Scholastic 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.”
Carli

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See what over a dozen young 'Goodreaders' said in GOODREADS:-

Note : My fiction for young readers goes under the name Roy Pond (Roy Lester Pond for adult fiction)

A good article - here is the 'resin copy Tutankhamun mummy' that disturbed the writer

Resin duplicate mummy



Unraveling The Private Lives Of Mummies by Nigel Fletcher-Jones

Who were the mummies? While science is giving us more insight into the personality of ancient individuals, museums are also focusing their displays on the lives…

"However, the ethical dilemma associated with the public display of mummies was brought home to me recently when, at a tourist museum, I saw a complete resin copy of the body of Tutankhamun, and couldn’t decide whether this was better or, in some manner, worse than viewing the real body in such a commercial setting. There was certainly very little, if any, scientific validity in this particular ‘exhibit’."

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Ultimate ancient Egyptian beauty - from the tomb of Menna


Wife of Menna (Tomb of Menna, Luxor)

She (Hennettawy, I believe) is shown in full gala dress - to kill. 
A modern theory suggests that the 'perfumed cone of fat' on her head was merely symbolic and meant to convey the wearer's fragrance. 
Earlier theories suggested that guests enjoyed the sensation of the perfumed cone melting in the heat and running in cool, perfumed trails down their heads.
But would this beauty have risked her gala outfit for the pleasure?
Wigs, for a start, were expensive.
And what would congealed fat have done to her ornamental collar and costly pleated gown?


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Roy Lester Pond Egypt suspense thriller collection (AMAZON)