The Aton Bird

by


Jane Palmer


Published by Dodo Books


Copyright Jane Palmer 2010


This is a work of fiction and any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental.




THE QUEEN


CHAPTER 1

The cloudbanks were glowing orange canyons in the setting sun, and the horizon's curving rim gleamed like a burnished ring mounted with the jewel of the solar disc. As Ahmose soared higher, silver meteors intermittently stabbed the thin layer of atmosphere, and above its misty curtain the constellations made a diamond collar against the backdrop of space.

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