Category: Akhenaten

River of the Sun, chapter 20 – The Waters of Thought

  River of the Sun, chapter 20 – The Waters of Thought It was a very specific power and Lord Menascare had never experienced its like, before. If not stopped, time had certainly been changed. No longer was there a uniform flow of things happening in a concerned – unconcerned way. Instead, the unfolding events were made into a running sequence, where the running was … Read More River of the Sun, chapter 20 – The Waters of Thought

River of the Sun, chapter 19 – The Return of the Silence

  River of the Sun, chapter 19 – The Return of the Silence Lord Menascare pushed with all his might at the edge of the damaged temple door. On the other side of the bronze olbong, Anzety, the high priest, did the same, though in the opposite direction. Both men were wet with the sweat of their efforts, but the discomfort had not diminished their … Read More River of the Sun, chapter 19 – The Return of the Silence

River of the Sun, chapter 18 – Rider on the Dawn

  River of the Sun, chapter 18 – Rider on the Dawn The marshlands by the great river gave way to the firmer, broken rock of the valley’s floor as the mule track climbed towards the far hills. The many trails fanned away on either side, as the possible destinations thinned to a single, rocky path. The great white horse did not slow in its … Read More River of the Sun, chapter 18 – Rider on the Dawn

River of the Sun, chapter 17 – The Rule of Three

  River of the Sun, chapter 17 – The Rule of Three Lord Menascare, former mentor to the King-in-Rising, stood in the outer arc of the temple, close to Anzety, the high priest. He watched the care with which Neferaset approached and woke the young priest, Amkhren, whose body was lying, still deeply asleep, where he had left it. The four of them were the only … Read More River of the Sun, chapter 17 – The Rule of Three

River of the Sun, chapter 16 – Old Friends, New Dangers

  River of the Sun, chapter 16 – Old Friends, New Dangers “Forgive me, high priest,” said Menascare. “Times have changed and we live in a dangerous age!  Had Rameses – or anyone else here, known that we were friends of old, the situation could have moved beyond my control!” Sitting on the curved chair in his chamber, Anzety massaged the back of his head. … Read More River of the Sun, chapter 16 – Old Friends, New Dangers

River of the Sun, chapter 15 – The Intimacy of Enemies

  River of the Sun, chapter 15 – The Intimacy of Enemies “I am not always the brutal man I portray,” said Rameses, lying to one side on Neferaset’s bed and sipping his wine. “Authority must be established before a new situation is allowed to develop. The seed must be placed, not where it might fall, but where it should grow.” From the floor … Read More River of the Sun, chapter 15 – The Intimacy of Enemies

River of the Sun, chapter 14 – The Flood

  River of the Sun, chapter 14 – The Flood Rameses, second of that name and the one in rising to the throne of Egypt, looked through the widening gap of broken, bronze doorway and fixed his eyes on the woman frozen in shock in the East of the temple. As the shrieking of torn metal desisted, he held out his warrior’s arms to … Read More River of the Sun, chapter 14 – The Flood

River of the Sun, chapter 13 – The Binding Voices

  River of the Sun, chapter 13 – The Binding Voices “Kneel before the sacred third point!” Amkhren fell to his knees and, once again, faced the clear lake of tranquillity at the temple’s centre. But this time, the sense of potency within his young soul threatened to overwhelm him… The Vessel of Sekhmet was speaking again, “Behold Shemu, season of Harvest, the home of … Read More River of the Sun, chapter 13 – The Binding Voices

River of the Sun, Chapter Twelve – Above and Below

  River of the Sun, chapter Twelve – Above and Below Sarkur the Stonemaster lay beneath Egypt’s stars, looking deep into the sky as though reading the story of his own life. As a young child, his mother would walk him to the cliff-edge, where the stars were brightest, and point out the patterns in the sky. For each, she would tell him the tales … Read More River of the Sun, Chapter Twelve – Above and Below

River of the Sun, Chapter Eleven – Inundation

  River of the Sun, Chapter Eleven – Inundation   “Vessel of Sekhmet, take our chosen priest-to-be and show him the path of initiation that lies ahead.” Firmly within the power of her magic, Amkhren felt the unspoken command to continue looking at the high priestess. His senses were so heightened that he could feel the approach of the severe Vessel of Sekhmet long before … Read More River of the Sun, Chapter Eleven – Inundation

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River of the Sun, Chapter Ten – Darkness at the Door

  River of the Sun, Chapter Ten – Darkness at the Door   Rameses waited for a moment on the quayside, listening to the sound of the waters lapping at the stone in the black night. He was about to do something that his father would have found unthinkable–he was going to force entry into a temple of the mysteries and take over the … Read More River of the Sun, Chapter Ten – Darkness at the Door

River of the Sun, Chapter Nine – The Priestess Calls

  River of the Sun, Chapter Nine The Priestess Calls Anzety, high priest of the Isis temple, watched from the east of the temple as his sister, Neferaset, the prime figure of authority on the island, entered through the opened portal of the west. The symbols of her status as high priestess, worn at forehead and throat, reflected the candle lights and seemed to … Read More River of the Sun, Chapter Nine – The Priestess Calls

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