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The First Pharaoh
Throughout antiquity Egypt was a land of hundreds of tiny villages, with constantly warring tribes, loosely divided between Upper and Lower Egypt. Then, in the space of a few extraordinary decades, the impossible happened. An incredible man, King Narmer (also known as Menes), united Upper and Lower Egypt.
The First Pharaoh is the story of Narmer and his epic journey, seen through his eyes and those of his Chief Scribe, the shaman Anhotek. We experience the culture Narmer lived in and shaped, the battles he fought to unite his people, the woman he loved and nearly lost, the enemies even in his own court who plotted against him, and his many successes and painful failures. Above all, we see how Narmer’s loving relationship with Anhotek defined his personal vision for his country and its people.
Written on a huge tapestry, The First Pharaoh allows us to share Narmer’s far-reaching visions for Egypt’s future that were so compelling and that ultimately proved so enduring. The First Pharaoh tells the inspiring story of the mythic journey of the visionary hero, through obstacles and triumphs, wars and peace, love and hate, to launch the greatest civilization ever to appear on earth.
The Dagger Of Isis
Dangers lurk for the first woman Pharaoh. The Dagger of Isis, Book II of the The First Dynasty Series, traces the life of Meryt-Neith, the first female ruler of a united Egypt. From her marriage to King Wadjet to her eventual coronation after his death, this tale of intrigue and betrayal follows her ascension, the wars she fought and the loves that gave meaning to her life.
The Dagger of Isis saga takes us on a journey throughout ancient Egypt and into nearby lands, as Meryt-Neith, the great-granddaughter of King Narmer, struggles against her cousin, Nubiti, the Head Priestess of the Temple of Isis, to bring honor to her family’s dynasty. But Nubiti and her mother have far different plans, ones that threaten The Two Lands and the very lives of Meryt-Neith and her son, who is heir to the throne.
In Nubiti’s retinue is Bakht, a powerful shaman of the dark forces and an adept of the Apep priesthood. As Meryt-Neith fights foreign enemies to save a united Egypt, the forces of darkness gather to capture the crown from within.
Book III of The First Dynasty Series, Qa’a, will be available in 2013.
What does Rose, a rural housewife and mother, do when she learns, while still mourning the death of her husband, that he had been unfaithful for fully half of their twenty year marriage? Worse yet, his affair was with a woman as seemingly opposite to the protagonist as any two people could be.
On the anniversary of her husband’s sudden and unexpected death, Rose hikes the family’s favorite trail in Maine’s picturesque Acadia National Park. A chance meeting near the summit soon leads to revelations that Rose’s husband had a long-lasting affair.
Unable to deal with this betrayal, Rose becomes obsessed with ‘the other woman’ and investigates. What she finds shocks her and rattles the foundation of her stable life.
Sargent Mountain explores the wounds of betrayal, the painful process of healing, and the many meanings of love.
Lisa is a New York Times reporter who was raised by her doting, if somewhat unusual, father in New York City. On his deathbed he reveals to Lisa that her mother was brutally murdered, sending Lisa off on a quest to uncover her roots.
What Lisa finds challenges everything she thought she knew about her father, including his role in her mother’s murder. Lisa traces her roots to a rural county far removed from her city home. What she learns during her journey are the true meanings of love, sacrifice and family.