The Aton Bird
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 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.