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Numinous World books?

A reader asks, "Do you have more Numinous World books set in the Ancient World? Any chance we can get them soon?"

I have two that I've begun and shopped around on a partial. Neither one has sold yet.

One of them is the earliest Numinous World story so far, set in late 18th/early 19th dynasty Egypt, about four hundred years before Black Ships. The main character, our Gull etc, is a boy who cannot speak and who cannot remember anything of his life before he was found by another child in the streets of plague-ridden Akhetaten. He becomes this little girl's foster brother, is taken in by her family in Avaris, and eventually is sent to the Temple of Set to learn how to be a scribe. Meanwhile, the boy king Tutankhamon is on the throne, and jackals and hounds revolve around a dying dynasty and an heirless child king, while the Black Land faces its greatest challenges so far from the Unmaker, Apophis. What can a boy scribe, a teenage girl named Tia, and a very small god named Mik-el do to save Egypt? And what wild magic will they set in motion if dare?

The other is called Lioness, and it goes between Black Ships and Stealing Fire, about a century before Stealing Fire. "If I were a boy, I would be Great King of Persia." So begins the narrative of Artazostre, the daughter of Darius the Great, heir of her father's power and his terrible crimes. A curse rests on the kingdom, brought down by the king himself. Artazostre is brave and daring, but lifting the terrible fate from her land and people will require something more dangerous than any quest or fight. Can she save her brother's life and restore Persia? Doing so will mean making common cause with the son of her father's worst enemy, the young soldier Mardunaya, and risking something far more perilous than her life -- her heart.

Hopefully I'll have a market for these in the future and can sit down and finish them. Unfortunately, they're very research intensive and time consuming, and I can't afford to work on them right now. But there will be a time! :)

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hiveshipmist
Mar. 23rd, 2013 01:59 pm (UTC)
These look like good ones! :)
jo_graham
Mar. 27th, 2013 04:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'd love to have a chance to work on them.
delos13
Mar. 23rd, 2013 07:11 pm (UTC)
Both books sound very promising, I hope you find a publisher soon. There is a sad lack of books on the subject of Ancient History.
jo_graham
Mar. 27th, 2013 04:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I hope I do too!
sockich
Mar. 24th, 2013 11:38 am (UTC)
Both of these sound great, I really hope you find a publisher.
jo_graham
Mar. 27th, 2013 04:08 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you like them. I hope I do too!
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