Red Nile

Set in Ancient Egypt, Red Nile explores the turbulent times immediately preceding the reign of the famous boy-king Tutankhamen.  Known history of the 18th Dynasty is blended with fiction to weave a fantastical tale which answers the open questions of the period. 

• What happened to the mummies of Nefertiti and her husband the heretic Pharaoh Akhenaten?
• Who was Smenkhare and why do we know so little about the short reign of this enigmatic Pharaoh?
• What happened in the final days of the reign of Ahhenaten?
• Why did the worship of only one god, the Aten, fail?

Rich in historical facts, Red Nile spins an intriguing tale as we meet the living avatar of the sun god Ra and his plans to restore the old order and worship of the classical gods of Egypt.  Co-regent Smenkhkare and Queen Nefertiti are drawn into Ra’s plans to restore the glory of Egypt and the power of the gods.  Follow them through the final glory days of the city of Akhetaten, called The Horizon of the Aten by Akhenaten, and step into an alternate version history.



6 Responses to “Red Nile”

  1. Ernie Says:

    So where is the BLOG about your book?

    Love ya

  2. Ernie Says:

    Hi rose. I have read all three chapters. I am a bit worried about the opening of chapter 1. The reading seemed “heavy” to me. On top of that is struggling with foreign names and places.

    I hope you don’t mind, but I put 1.0 through a test at

    It came up with:

    Indication of the number of years of formal education that a person requires in order to easily understand the text on the first reading
    Gunning Fog index : 8.97

    Approximate representation of the U.S. grade level needed to comprehend the text :
    Coleman Liau index : 9.99
    Flesh Kincaid Grade level : 8.15
    ARI (Automated Readability Index) : 8.11
    SMOG : 10.01

    Flesch Reading Ease : 62.46

    Love ya, Ernie

  3. Annalaise duChat Says:

    OOOh la la Rif!I know where you came up with that one. I’m really looking forward to digging in (archaeological pun intended) to your story. Can’t wait to read about this Ra and his nasty ways. Hopefully this weekend!


    I just started.

  5. Annalaise duChat Says:

    OK Rif,

    I just got done copying all of it to a Word document and printing it. I will take it with me today so I can read it when I get a chance.

    Kieron thanks you for all you help. He’s really tired of being stuck in that cell!


    I have read “Protected: Chapter 1 : The Most Select of Places (Revised)” – but I will read it over.

    Interesting work.


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