Ramses feels compelled to take the "square scroll" Agenor found in a cave outside Nubia to Tanis, a scholar in Thebes. Inside that city, Prince Avaris is crowned king. His father, Serapis, was found murdered the night before. Kamose, his younger brother, runs off with Avaris's concubine, to Kadesh. Avaris declares war. In no time, the Nubians prove their superiority. They plan to catapult the walls of Kadesh and invade the city. Now desperate, King Ajax sends Kamose to his brother with an offer to buy the concubine. Avaris answers by dragging Kamose around the city walls tied behind his horse. King Ajax has only one option left. He asks King Shipharah to intervene. Weeks later, Avaris is murdered in his sleep. This ends the war. But Tanis, the man who assassinated Avaris, is found out and he's stabbed outside the walls of Thebes. As a result, Ramses and Agenor are left to finish his research. In the end, Agenor reveals the long-hidden secrets on the "square scroll." This action shakes the very foundations of Hyksos society in every city on that planet.
John Bacon grew up along the shores of Lake Champlain in the Adirondacks of
northern New York. At age seventeen he began to dream of becoming a writer.
He started his college education at the University of New York in Albany and
finished at Adrian College in southern Michigan. After graduate school at Wayne
State University in Detroit, John taught English in Farmington, Michigan for 33
years. He started his writing career when he retired. He has three children and
six grandchildren. John resides in Florida.