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Sunday, October 27, 2013


{Cover courtesy of the genius of Leonora Roy}

It is the time of death, disease, and war in Egypt --

normal conditions for all of its 5000 year history.

The year is 1895.  Ten years earlier General Gordon died in the seige of Khartoum, fighting alongside McCord-Pasha. 
File:General Gordon's Last Stand.jpg

Six months later,  Muhammad Ahmad, the self-proclaimed Mahdi died mysteriously.

Many whispered, "McCord-Pasha still lives."

In 1895, cholera has killed 150,000 -- among them those who would enslave the peasants and seize the land for themselves.

The whispers increase, "McCord-Pasha is angry."

Lady Meilori Shinseen, millennia ago called Sekhmet, merely smiles.

It was said that her breath formed the desert. As a Ningyo, able to manipulate all fluids, Sekhmet and her people happily drained the land dry.

Now, Sekhmet has returned for her aegis and should she succeed, nations will tremble before her and thousands die.

And with the genius, Nikola Tesla, at her side, Sekhmet may well possess her aegis again.

McCord-Pasha has to think of a way to save the world without destroying his marriage

while keeping British operatives from re-capturing Oscar Wilde, whom he and Samuel Clemens just broke out of Reading Goal.

But beneath the ruins of Tanis slumbers Something that should never be awakened.

Once again, the world is on the brink of Chaos with only the wits and courage of McCord-Pasha to push it back.

This November I will be working on this novel.  Not for NaNoWriMo. 

This novel has seized me, and it will not let me go.  Wish me luck on it.  I will still write my posts never fear.  :-)


  1. Sounds Awesome!
    But do the wicked give you terrible wind!

  2. Sekhmet is one of the goddesses that I know about. Having McCord and Meilori in this setting either indicates time travel or a past life. Either one would interesting.

    Good luck with the writing.

  3. David:
    I thought you might get a chuckle from that video! :-)

    No time travel: Meilori has just lived millennia, and was at one point called Sekhmet -- reality gets stretched out of proportion when, over the centuries, it becomes myth.

    Meilori is no longer the same mindset as she was thousands of years ago. Despite her deadliness, she has actually been mellowed by Sam! But her Ningyo subjects resent him for that. McCord can't catch a break!! :-)

  4. Hi Roland - this sounds extraordinary .. and will be fascinating to read - though I think first I have some history to catch up on ..

    Good luck and enjoy the research and writing .. how you keep your imagination slightly in check amazes me! Let alone doing all you do ... cheers Hilary

  5. Hilary:
    I hope it will be interesting to read! :-) I will try my best. As you say, I am at the research stage now mostly.

    It is a challenge to do my job as rare blood courier and still write!

    Thanks for being as supportive as you always are.

    Even Pele shows up in this one. :-)

  6. May a kindly wind provide water to refresh your work.

    or something like that...

  7. LD:
    With Meilori's stormy temperment, there is always a gale wind blowing emotionally! :-) Thanks for the well-wishes.