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Lt. Bolang soon uncovers two other tombs; the tombs of the Goddess of Light and the Goddess of Darkness. As the first tomb is opened, a being escapes into the desert...and is pursued by Bolang. What will the next tomb hold? Will opening it unleash a great evil and suffering on mankind, as many believe? Or is all that simply a myth?
Number of Pages: 232
Vendor: Oaktara Publishers
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
Availability: Expected to ship on or about 04/30/15.
Don Bemis5 Stars Out Of 5An exciting readDecember 23, 2010Don BemisQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5L.D. Alford is a multifaceted writer. As a historian with military training, he has the credentials to write a good historical swashbuckler. Science and engineering interests extend his range into science fiction. All of this would be wasted, though, if he were not also a gifted writer. That he is. I have read several of his books. He knows where he wants to take his reader, but he may not take them by the expected route. As in travel, the unknown road often is the most interesting.
Alford heroes, though bloody at times, have a strong sense of right and wrong. Evil may take the upper hand for a time, but it will not ultimately prevail.
Shortly after World War I, Lieutenant Paul Bolang commands a French Foreign Legion post in Tunisia in fact but not in title. He enjoys lopping and slashing in the interest of justice, and he's good at his job. His other interest is archeology. Astounding finds are being made in Egypt, but Tunisia is a thousand miles west. Then Bolang notices a potential Egyptian ruin. An archeological team arrives, but the more they find, the more he feels they should stop the dig.
Chapter illustrations are particularly effective in building suspense. A progressively detailed diagram follows the course of the exploration. The unexplored area becomes smaller, more clearly defined, and more threatening.
"Aegypt" is a highly satisfying read as a stand-alone novel. However, it leaves open questions, particularly for the Christian reader. Two subsequent novels are in the works. Now I will have to get them too. Mr. Alford did this to me once before with his "Fox" science fiction series, but at least that time I didn't have to wait for the sequels to be published.
Rebecca RandeeUpstate, NYAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5April 20, 2010Rebecca RandeeUpstate, NYAge: 45-54Gender: femaleMr. Alford has written a novel that takes us back to Tunisia in the period between the two world wars. However, we go back even further when the main character, Paul Bolang, a French legionnaire/archeology expert, discovers the remains of an ancient Egyptian tomb at his fort. Along with Lt. Bolang, we are brought face-to-face with an ancient evil that has only been sleeping, waiting for an opportunity to surface and invade the world once again. A page-turner.
Lynnette Bonner5 Stars Out Of 5July 17, 2009Lynnette BonnerAn ancient enchantment. An archeologist who refuses to see the danger before him. A Lieutenant with a love of archeology. Two beings entombed for 4000 years. What happens when all of these collide? You get a story that will keep you turning pages until the very end.If you enjoy archeology and adventure this is the book for you!Good job, Mr. Alford!
Alison PickrellStatesville, NCAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5October 13, 2008Alison PickrellStatesville, NCAge: 55-65Gender: femaleMr. Alford has written a hair-raising story of intrigue. Lt. Bolang, a member of the French Foreign Legion, stumbles upon an ancient Egyptian tomb near the fort where he is stationed in the early 1920's. Excited about his discovery, he invites archaeologists to investigate and later wishes he hadn't. As they proceed with their dig, he slowly realizes that if they successfully uncover the tomb, they will unleash an unknown creature. It is too late to turn back. Will the creature be evil or benign? Only time will tell.Mr. Alford has written a graphic tale employing his knowledge of military strategy and Egyptian culture. Some parts contain scenes of gory violence, which makes this a tale for adults and not the faint-hearted. Well done!
Located in: Wichita, KS
Submitted: March 07, 2009
Tell us a little about yourself. I am a student of history and languages. I speak German and English and study ancient Greek and Anglo-Saxon. Languages and history play important roles in all my writing. I am also a retired military officer. Much of my writing relates in some way back to my military training and experience. This is especially true of Aegypt.
What was your motivation behind this project? This book answers the question of what happened in Egypt after Moses led the Exodus. It also addresses, why people in the past believed in gods and goddesses.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? This book is strongly historically based, yet it is fiction with a powerful suspense/mystery plot. You can be assured the history is correct, but you can have a fun read where you want to keep the lights on bright.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: This is a book you can give to your non-Christian friends. It points strongly to the Cross, and especially to the truth of the Old Testament, but its message is subtle. This is the first of a series of books of a similar nature.
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