Richard Abbott

Biography

ichard Abbott writes historical fiction set in the Middle East at the end of the Bronze Age, around 1200BC.

His first book, In a Milk and Honeyed Land, explores events in the Egyptian province of Canaan. It follows the life, loves, and struggles of a priest in the small hill town of Kephrath.

A follow-up novel entitled Scenes from a Life begins in Egypt. It follows the journey of a scribe as he travels to discover his origins. down the Nile from Luxor and finally out into Canaan.

A third book, The Flame Before Us, is set in the middle of calamity. New settlers are arriving from the north, sacking cities and disrupting the established ways of life as they come. This story follows several different groups each trying to adjust to the new situation.

Author readings from both In a Milk and Honeyed Land and Scenes from a Life are available online as YouTube videos.

The short story The Man in the Cistern is set in the same location as In a Milk and Honeyed Land, but around ten years later.

The short story The Lady of the Lions is set in the same location but around one hundred and fifty years earlier.

Triumphal Accounts in Hebrew and Egyptian is the ebook version of his PhD thesis which, for those who want the technical details, supplies academic underpinning for some of the ideas and plot themes followed up in fiction.

Richard lives in London, England and works professionally in IT quality assurance.

When not writing words or computer code, he enjoys spending time with family, walking, and wildlife, ideally combining all three pursuits in the English Lake District.

Where to find Richard Abbott online


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Videos

Kephrath - promotional video
Love, life and conflict in the hill country around 1200 BC - find out about the setting of 'In a Milk and Honeyed Land' and other stories about the town of Kephrath.

Books

Interviews of Kephrath - Labayu
Price: Free! Words: 4,580. Language: British English. Published: November 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
This is one of a series of character interviews from The Flame Before Us. This interview is with Labayu, a Kinahny man who grew up in Kephrath, but until recently was living among the northern tribes of the Ibriym, in the Galil region. He has recently moved back to Giybon, largest of the Four Towns. If you like the interview and extract, The Flame Before Us is available as a full-length novel.
Interviews of Kephrath - Hekanefer
Price: Free! Words: 3,210. Language: British English. Published: November 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
This is one of a series of character interviews from The Flame Before Us. This interview is with Hekanefer, formerly a Mitsriy scribe attached to a military unit stationed in Gedjet and part of the army responsible for defending the province. He is now living in Shalem. If you like the interview and extract, The Flame Before Us is available as a full-length novel.
Interviews of Kephrath - Nikleos and Kastiandra
Price: Free! Words: 3,580. Language: British English. Published: November 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
This is one of a series of character interviews from The Flame Before Us. This interview is with Nikleos and Kastiandra, who travelled with their Sherden clan east across the sea and then south from Wilios. The clan has now settled peaceably outside the town of Yabesh, to the east of the River and just outside the hill country. If you like the interview, The Flame Before Us is available as a novel
Interviews of Kephrath - Tadugari and Anilat
Price: Free! Words: 3,330. Language: British English. Published: November 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
This is one of a series of character interviews from The Flame Before Us. This interview is with Tadugari and Anilat, who fled the destruction of the city of Ikaret and settled in Shalem, at the southern edge of the hill country and a morning's walk from Kephrath. If you like the interview and extract, The Flame Before Us is available as a full-length novel.
Triumphal Accounts in Hebrew and Egyptian
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 108,110. Language: British English. Published: July 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Ancient, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / History & Culture
This ebook contains the text approved by the external and internal PhD examiners for a thesis carried out under the supervision of Dr John Bimson at Trinity College, Bristol, England. It will be of interest to those who wish to explore cross-cultural connections between early Israel and New Kingdom Egypt, as expressed in triumphal literature.
The Lady of the Lions
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,140. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Set in Late Bronze Age Canaan about 150 years before the full-length novel In a Milk and Honeyed Land, this short story fills out the bare bones of two historical letters found in Egypt describing a time of crisis for Kephrath. Will the Egyptian regional governor help them or not when gangs of rebels exploit the land?
The Man in the Cistern
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,490. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Set in Late Bronze Age Canaan about ten years after the conclusion of the full-length novel In a Milk and Honeyed Land, this short story follows Damariel and Nepheret as they tackle a new challenge to the four towns. A group of migrants has set up an encampment just down the trackway towards Shalem. What are their intentions? Do they come in peace or war

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