PHARAOH: A Frightful Incident

In celebration of the hardback publication of my novel Pharaoh in the UK, here's an excerpt from chapter 7. Part of the novel is set during the 1884-5 British expedition to rescue General Gordon from Khartoum, a story that becomes integral to the present-day action and the quest of Jack Howard and his team. Here we see my 19th century protagonist, Major Edward Mayne, sitting in the expedition camp beside the cataracts of the Nile and talking to his orderly Corporal Jones. Little do they know the significance of the creature shown in the print 'A Frightful Incident', and the incredible archaeological discovery that awaits them just across the river ....




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