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It's 1941, the world is at War, and England stands alone against the German onslaught. A young Egyptologist at the Royal London Museum, Reginald Billings, in a burst of patriotic fervor joins the RAF and is assigned to an observation platform in the middle of the Egyptian desert. The lieutenant's position soon becomes the target of a devastating air assault. But, three seconds before he is reduced to his subatomic particles the lieutenant is propelled down a narrow shaft into an underground temple where he discovers fifteen ancient scrolls that will render every text on Ancient Egypt obsolete. Alive for now, the lieutenant must find a way out of his gilded prison and back to the safety of his own lines with both himself and the scrolls intact. However, safety, for the badly wounded lieutenant, proves to be an illusion. Others, with knowledge that an ancient secret is locked within the scrolls have learned of his discovery, and neither war nor distance will keep them from doing everything in their power to obtain the scrolls. From the battle fields of Egypt to the lush English countryside Lieutenant Billings now finds himself in a battle of wits with a nameless foe lead by the mysterious Mr. Omar, not only for possession of the scrolls, but for is very survival.

Sixty years later Professor Taylor, the current but soon to be ex-head curator of the University Museum of New York City, discovers an unopened box posted to the Royal London Museum in 1944, containing fifteen ancient Egyptian scrolls, and a journal penned by a Lieutenant Billings, RAF. Overcome with curiosity, Professor Taylor races through the journal and is captivated by what he reads. But much to his chagrin, he soon discovers that deep within the shadows of his own museum lurks the very same Mr. Omar. And the last chapter regarding the scrolls is about to be played out, for neither time nor distance has diminished Mr. Omar's need to possess them.

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A God of Foreign Lands
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a god in foreign lands
October 15th, 2015
what a fabulous book. it was full of adventure and page turning experiences. i loved this book. i was completely enthralled by it. the characters were so life like. the best adventure i have been on in a long time.
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Very well put-together story
September 6th, 2015
This is a good read - I reckon most readers will see it through to the end. The story, and the main hero, are well put together, and you can tell the author has done lots of research. Could do with a little editting, but if you forgive that, it's very good.
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The Manor in which I loose patients with this book
August 18th, 2015
Misspelling and grammar aside, this ponderous tome needs a complete rewrite. A germ of an good idea spun out with pages and pages of tedious and repetitious detail that sucks the life out of what could have beeen a decent book.
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Sudden End
March 3rd, 2015
An exciting and interesting storyline, leaves you wanting more. A twist in the tail that is a prelude for a sequel. Well written I want more
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Unbelievably badly writt
February 4th, 2015
Terrible. Badly researched. Raf ranks and british speech and behhaviour wrong. Result - laughable.
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A God of Foreign Lands
July 31st, 2014
Very well written. I enjoyed read it. It kept my interest throughout .
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And Blackpool too!
June 1st, 2014
A different and enjoyable tale. Full marks to the author.
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May 17th, 2014
Regardless of the unusually large amount of typing errors in this book I never the less enjoyed the novel and its storyline as well as the colourful characters introduced throughout the story. I personally believe there are many more secret treasures and information buried in and around Egypt and other parts of the world that may be discovered eventually but others that exist may never be found and remain hidden for eternity. People are in awe of the history and wonders of ancient Egypt, the Mayans, the Incas and many others and I am no exception but the raiding and desecration of ancient burial sites, whether a person is religious or not, surely would be compared to someone digging up and desecrating ones own parents, grandparents or even their childrens gravesites and would be appaled and rightly so. I think people should have to be satisfied with learning history from old texts and hiroglyphs and stories passed down through generations without defiling the final resting places of ancient ancestors. Even places discovered by accident, as suggested in this book, can be photographed, read and translated then left at the site which could then be resealed in respect for the dead and sarcophagi left untouched and undisturbed for that same reason. Stories like this one can be written and enjoyed by readers as fiction as I have but unfortunately the stories are sometimes based on true events from the past! A good read about a subject I am interested in.
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