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Paul Morrison is a historian and a museologist who was born in Tasmania, Australia in 1953. He had to wait for a long time till he could dedicate entirely to his writing career. Sharing his time between his work in Sydney and a private Museum he co-founded with his brother, he kept writing and researching for the series and trilogies he is now free to produce.
After publishing his stories in The Quarterly Reader and also editing the museum newsletter, the Lower Deck he was invited to compile and write the History of HMS Consort, a post-World War II destroyer, entitled Loyal and Steadfast. While researching and acquiring artifacts for the museum Paul kept producing his collected series which he now re-publishes in an e-book format.
In 2009, Paul finally retired from his full time work in Sydney and got a Leave from the Museum in order to move to Brazil to marry his girlfriend. Being retired, he could also start his research trips around the world. His first trilogy came after three long years and is a historical fiction work that tells the epic saga of the Giza Plateau, the construction of the pyramids and the life of the Great Pharaohs of the IV Dynasty.
After finishing his trilogy he came back to Australia and published the first book, The Pharaoh which is about the life and times of Pharaoh Khufu. The first printed book of the trilogy is available at his site and also at the book signings also announced at the site.
The present project involves the launching of the already printed books in the e-book format and at the moment Paul is developing his last book on the Giza Plateau, a companion book to the trilogy he finished writing in 2012. Parallel to these developments Paul is committed to the Series called the Pacific Navigators which is well developed and will be soon released. He is also currently working on the America Series as well as his science fiction series to be released in the next few years. Paul is a prolific writer who writes more than three thousand words a day and in his in-house publishing company works to prepare his books and distribute them.
The Sand God and The Time Traveller are also being launched in e-book format and according to Paul these books were developed while he was working to publish the first book of his Giza Trilogy. They were both written in Australia where Paul is now living with his wife.
on Oct. 10, 2013 :
Review of ´The Pharaoh – Book 1 Giza Trilogy’ - my fourth attempt to place a review on the Smashwords Books.
Setting Place Egypt/ Setting Time 2603BC-2588BC
Khufu/Snefru/Menkah/Rakersh/Hemiunu/Ahmose/Henutsen/Hetepheres/Keb/Isis/Senostris/Maweshi/Meritates/Old Scribe/Pserumah/Ta-Res/Senostris and others
Summary of the story
This is the life story of Pharaoh Khufu which includes his life as a child in the royal city of Ineb- hedj during the reign of Pharaoh Snefru, (builder of the Bent and Red Pyramids in Dahshur). It explores the years of learning, his ascension to the throne, his main project (the construction of the Great Pyramid – the most amazing human feat, if we consider the time and the technological development of that era), the wars Pharaoh Khufu fought, his love and family life, and the life in the society of the time, highlighted by the most significant characters in the Pharaoh’s story in the 86 chapters of the book.
The story takes place in Ancient Egypt, in the Age of Pyramid Builders, most precisely the IV Dynasty. For the layman it brings facts and theories worked by great archaeologists, laboriously matched and linked, to compose the narrative of this great epic saga. The fictional aspect beautifully encourages the reader to imagine how the characters were born lived/worked/fought/created/shared/dressed ate/related with each other/grew old and died. The book is a real work of research and composition that will impress even the scholars and Egyptologists who will find in its pages their theories inserted and expanded in each and every chapter of the story.
(reviewed long after purchase)