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Paul Morrison has been a writer for most of his life. “I cannot remember a time when I was not writing, even when I was five or six years old. I grew up on books such as Treasure Island, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and The Time Machine — these and the many other books that I read in my early years fed my imagination, a voracious imagination transporting me to faraway places, other worlds and to other times in both the recent and more distant past...” Many of these worlds and places are visited in the novels and short story collections he has written.
Besides a love for fiction, Paul also reads widely on ancient history and archaeology. “I am particularly interested in Ancient Egypt, mainly Old Kingdom Egypt during the age of the pyramid builders. I was always intrigued as to how the pyramids were built and about the lives of the pharaohs as well as the workers who constructed the pyramids. There were many questions filling my mind, but few if any answers.” This inquiring interest led to the Giza Trilogy books, a monumental work of well-researched fiction set against the backdrop of the three pyramids on the Giza Plateau. Together, with their associated books, The Divine Light (currently being written) and the completed, Eternal Egypt, Supplement to the Giza Trilogy, these books total nearly 1.5 million words! Other books written cover a wide range of subjects including historical, science fiction, ghost and detective stories as well as many other genres.
Paul currently lives in Hobart, Tasmania with his wife in a house overlooking the Derwent River. “The magnificent views of Hobart and of Mount Wellington inspire me in my writings — but the most important inspiration is my wife, Helena.”
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 66 days after purchase)