“I wrote Spear of Seth,” Daniel said, “as I wanted to share the wonderful world of ancient Egypt, the fascinating mythology, and above all, the sense of how everything is possible, which we have when we are young, and some of us retain forever. There is fantasy, legend and adventure in ‘Spear of Seth and plenty of them.”
Alex Khyan, the protagonist of ‘Spear of Seth’, is a premed student of the Van Senmut College, who gets a summer job as a translator at an archeological dig at the island of Elephantine in the Upper Egypt. Here he meets Heather Van Senmut and her father, John Van Senmut, a grandson of the founder of the college and the archeologist in charge of the excavations. The dig is not just some dig; it is the ruins of the Temple of Osiris, which stands at the mythical place where Nile emerges from the Egyptian Underworld. When John Van Senmut, falls ill and physicians give up on him, his daughter decides to search the Temple for the cause of the disease and possibly a cure. Her quest leads her, and her unwilling helper Alex, into the Netherworld, which survived the Egyptian civilization by two thousand years. They negotiate its dangers, as well as dangers that come from their contemporaries. They do have only one guide – the Book of Gates, which decorates the sarcophagus of the pharaoh Seti.
“The closest we can come,” continued Daniels, “to challenges like those the Spear of Seth heroes face in the Egypt Underworld is to lose ourselves in a great book.”
Mr. Daniel is offering a no-charge copy of the sequel of ‘Spear of Seth’ to anyone who writes a review for novel on Amazon or on their own blog.
Rene Daniel is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at rene_daniel@
In his other life, Rene Daniel is a scientist in the fields of gene therapy, HIV and aging. Writing is his great love. He refers to his genre as FALENTURE - a mix of fantasy, legends and adventure.
Unlike a classical fantasy, FALENTURE builds on and sticks close to epic legends of human history, and asks a question: what if they are/were real? Is there really an Egypt Underworld? Was there really a Lost City of Z? What if the mysterious late inventions of Nikola Tesla worked? A FALENTURE could be compared to a combination of Lord Of Rings, The DaVinci Code and Indiana Jones.