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ABOUT THE BOOK
I tell you this three millennia
after these events took place.
Mark them well.
They did not end with my death,
and they will not end with yours.
In ancient Egypt during the magnificent eighteenth dynasty the
Pharaoh Akhenaten and his queen, the strong and beautiful Nefertiti,
are engaged in a dramatic battle against the wealthy, corrupt and
dangerously powerful priests of Amun.
Haunting and full of surprises, "Akhenaten: Son of the Sun" gives
a fascinating glimpse into an ancient civilisation. It is a story
about hate and love, despair and hope, but more than that it is
the story of extraordinary spiritual and psychic powers being tested
to their limits.
Based on the remarkable reign of Akhenaten in Eighteenth Dynasty
Egypt, this story is told as if by a contemporary of his, Djehuti-kheper-Ra.
It follows history as closely as possible on the evidence we have,
and describes the political machinations of the time. But it also
traces the spiritual journey of the protagonists, the journey on
which we are all engaged whether we know it or not.
The story begins with the suffering of a boy oracle, or medium,
about to be sealed alive into a pyramid chamber for three days so
that he may "astral-travel" to the realms of the gods and plead
for the waters of the Nile to rise, bringing life-giving silt to
the farmlands. The story follows him through his lonely despair
until he becomes the honoured companion of a king and an important
figure in an extraordinary revolution.
At this time the high priests of the god Amun, brought to prominence
by the female pharaoh Hatshepsut about a century before, are rich
and powerful enough to challenge a king...
Akhenaten: Son Of The Sun is part of Moyra Caldecotts
acclaimed Egyptian sequence, which also includes Hatshepsut:
Daughter of Amun and Tutankhamun and
the Daughter of Ra. Chronologically, Akhenaten: Son of the
Sun takes place between the other two books, but it was written
Reviews of Akhenaten: Son of the Sun:
"Moyra Caldecott's novel is a good
one, highly recommended." The Augustan,
"The story of spiritual and psychic
powers tested to their limits. More than a little reincarnational
memory here. A lovely book." Gothic Image Books by
Mail: New and Imaginative Fiction 1988
"I found this a well-written compelling
novel in which the author has combined fact with fiction well..."
Research into Lost Knowledge Newsletter
No.29 Autumn/Winter 1986
"You seem to have a truly
astonishing capacity for transporting yourself back to other ages.
I wonder if, like Joan Grant, you actually have some kind of strange
insight into the past that is more than just imagination."
Colin Wilson, author.
"I have only just read your wonderful
book "The Son of the Sun". I found it fascinating...
"I love the way you write and you brought the whole period
to life quite brilliantly with a sinister undertone like a cobra
waiting to strike. The love passages were treated with great sensitivity
and tenderness. You have clearly gone a very long way along the
path... I feel certain "The Son of the Sun" is your memory
of Akhenaten's time..."
Audrey Browning, Greece, 6 Oct 1992.
"[Akhenaten: The Son of the Son] absolutely
rings true... Your book is a living experience. All your books are,
but perhaps "Son of the Sun" most of all... [Your books]
convey a sense of purpose and timelessness."
Miss R Fitzpatrick, Sussex, England, 30 Aug 1986
First published 1986 as The Son of the Sun in hardback by
Alison & Busby, UK.
Paperback edition with revisions published 1990 by Arrow Books Limited