The powerful tale of an Egyptologist determined to find a mythic treasure buried in the desert sand—even if it costs him his life.
After losing a chance to be an assistant professor, Dr. Mark Davison is saved from unemployment by a stroke of extraordinary good fortune. A stranger arrives on his doorstep with an item any historian would envy—the journal of a Victorian Egyptologist who disappeared while looking for the legendary tomb of King Akhnaton. Mark accepts the offer to dig in the fabled sands of Tel el-Amarna to discover the grave—and a treasure that has eluded every seeker thus far. He then embarks on the journey to Egypt, leaving behind the woman he loves and finding himself in the company of two beautiful yet mysterious women. But Mark didn't bargain for the seven curses of the Watch Gods. Silent and stone-faced, the seven gigantic carved figures have stood sentinel at the entrance to the tomb for more than three thousand years, created by a fearful priesthood who knew that what they kept in everlasting quarantine must never be let loose. The guardians were charged with an evil power that could bring to life the oldest, most dreadful nightmares of mankind—nightmares that could annihilate the expedition that dares to disturb the tomb. But not even danger, myth, or legend will keep Mark from making the discovery of a lifetime.
“Stormy, dramatic, romantic." —Publishers Weekly
“An accomplished storyteller.” —John Jakes, New York Times best-selling author
New York Time bestselling author Barbara Wood has written twenty-five books to date, which have been translated into over thirty languages. Barbara transports her readers to exotic countries that she has meticulously researched to provide them with a true sense of the culture and history relevant to each story. She has visited every country she has written about and in fact does not feel comfortable writing about a country that she has not walked on or breathed its air. In addition, she feels that the country of origin is by far the best source for research information. But research for a book does not end there. Barbara immerses herself completely into the subject at hand. This includes extensive reading of books, newspapers, and magazines, internet research, as well as first hand interviews and contacting experts in the various subjects relevant to her current project.
When not writing, Barbara often takes time to enjoy the work of other authors, and play golf with her husband, Walt
Norman Gilligan has been the voice behind many audiobooks over the years. He is a professional actor, voice talent and literary editor working out of his studio near Manchester, in the United Kingdom. Before he became an actor, and voice talent, he had spent most of his career as an IT specialist in the marine insurance industry. Norman says that his complete change of direction, away from the daily grind, was one of the scariest but most satisfying things he has ever done and wishes that he had done it sooner. He now looks forward to every day being different and challenging.
Hear Norman behind the mic in other outstanding Cherry Hill Publishing audiobook productions including Barbara Wood's The Magdalene Scrolls, Emancipation by Jo Michaels, and Brian Harmon's Temple of the Blind series.