In a couple of months from now the sequel to The Seventh Age should be ready to publish (cover shown above). I have just started the penultimate chapter in this novella.
Nick Palmer and most of his team are back. This time the story occurs mainly in an underground complex beneath the Giza Plateau during a time of deep unrest and civil war after the overthrow of Egypt’s civilian government by the former military regime.
Please remember, I did say a couple of months, so you will have to be patient. Once I’ve finished the first draft, the real work of editing begins while I ask some trusted writer friends to beta read.
Meantime to wet your appetite, here is the blurb:
The Forgotten Age
The perfectly preserved corpse of an elegant man, dressed in exquisite white silk robes trimmed with gold thread, lay on a simple gilt wood cot with an unusual bejewelled staff clutched firmly between the perfectly manicured interlocked fingers of his hands. His still luxuriant black hair was braided in the fashion of the time, reflected in the frescos on the walls around him. Even though he had clearly died thousands of years in the dim distant past, unlike the barely recognisable desiccated remains of the later Egyptian pharaohs like Ramses II and Tutankhamen, thanks to the atmosphere of the underground room, he looked as if he had died recently.
In the world of archaeology, only the brave or foolhardy will ever dare to challenge the establishment and its accepted theories. Dr Nick Palmer had proved himself beyond any reasonable doubt by saving the Earth and the entire Solar system from total destruction on December, 21st, 2012, enabling humanity’s seventh age to begin.
Now it was time to upset the academic world once and for all. He returns to Egypt to find the fabled library of the ancients to disprove the blinkered thinking over who was responsible for sculpting the Sphinx as well as establishing the true purpose of the pyramids. Along the way he is joined once again by most of his old team and a few new recruits. In their bid for proof they are subjected to all manner of obstacles put in their path.
Apart from attempted murder, kidnapping and torture, even the environment is hostile towards Nick and his team in his latest adventure. Will he succeed in his quest for the truth about the Sphinx and the pyramids? Find out when you read “The Forgotten Age”.
PS At the moment I have three possible endings swirling around in my mind – decisions, decisions, decisions…