Kate, much to the irritation of Alex, entered the library of their Luxor home with extreme attitude. A home which was specially built for them in the Theban hills, where it commands the most perfect view over Queen Hatshepsut’s temple. Protecting them is their ancient family, the head of which is Ramses II. Helios, an ancient Greek from the time of Cleopatra, directly guards access to their home. This level of security ensures that they are safe from ancients. Alex, who had, until a few moments ago, been peacefully reading the ancients own newspaper, The ADD – The Ancient Deity Digest – knew that he was safe from everybody … except Kate!
Kate’s agitation stemmed from the disappearance of two young female German tourists from their Luxor hotel. Her frustration came from knowing, with absolute certainty, that this was the work of ancients, whilst failing to understand, and therefore being unable to articulate, how she could be so certain. Her anger towards Alex was growing by the second, as he continued to take far more interest in The ADD, than of anything she said. Kate, picking up his shabti of Sekhmet – the lion headed goddess, and his favourite piece – sent it flying through an unopened window. Slamming the door behind her as she left, she now had Alex’s full attention.
His need to understand why Kate had become so agitated about these particular tourists will cause him to re-read an article in The ADD from a totally different perspective. Very soon, Kate, Alex and Cairo will be heading for the tomb of Ankhtifi in the hills of El Moalla, well to the south of Luxor, where they will find out that a vital papyrus has been stolen from him, one which, due to the magic placed upon it, allowed him to keep order during the most turbulent period of ancient Egyptian history. The young adventurers will agree to help, though a major problem for them will be that, as Ankhtifi lived more than a thousand years before Ramses, nobody in their family will be able to help them.
During their search for Ankhtifi’s Papyrus Kate and her friends will learn some amazing, though rather worrying, facts about the goddesses Hathor and Sekhmet, befriend a young lady from the time of Ankhtifi, come to understand the relationship between Ankhtifi and the kidnapped tourists, as well as witness first-hand the dreadful conditions in ancient Egypt during the time of Ankhtifi.
With his proven mesh of historical facts and fantasy, his knowledge of Egypt past and present, the author once again immerses the reader in the world of the incredible adventures of Kathryn Black. They are exciting, historically informative and yet full of fantasy.
Kate watched as her assailant stopped burning unnaturally quickly. Her own flaming torch was also dimming; her breathing was laboured; her skin clammy. This was a sealed tomb: the air it had contained had been used up by the fire. She had raced straight in, so it had not been sealed then, or it had been unsealed just to let her in, to let them in. Hathor, Sekhmet; what was going on? Her knees buckled, she sank to the floor. Nobody knew where she was. “I’m alone in the past,” went through her mind before nothing went through her mind, it was her last thought.
From: Book 5, Ankhtifi's Papyrus, Chapter 10