Today’s book promotion comes from Amira Awaad and her book called The Ankhs. If you like Fantasies, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!
Book: The Ankhs
Author: Amira Awaad
Release Date: September 27, 2013
In the novella, The Ankhs, young Hathor is raised and sheltered by her parents, Sinoueh and Seena far away from “their kind”. She adores the human society around her (which she’s adopted as her own), but is commonly disregarded by the general mass of the laboring public. In time she accepts the status of “outcast”.
When Hathor comes of age, she leaves her remote home town of Salhagaar and heads to Thebes where Kemet’s Pharaoh becomes the center of her adoration. However, something unexpected happens. In a moment of frantic desperation, Hathor travels by Fire. Her own world is then disclosed to her; she is not human, she is Djinn.
Knowledge of an ancient prophecy, a river of Fire, and the inevitable unification of three objects called “The Ankhs”, sets the world of Humans and Djinn into a race against time.
Sinoueh, Seena, Hathor, Anpu, Bitaah, Mirr-Ha, The Legai, and so many others, are characters that verily jump off the page and collide with the reader’s mind like bullet trains.
This is a modern day fantasy written to unveil the eyes of so many of us who have fallen into the state of being “overly driven”.
Q & A:
The best thing about writing this book?
Even when I wasn’t writing, I was having conversations with my characters.
Where did you get your idea for this story?
I live in Egypt. I stopped looking at the grit and grime, and saw a world of Once Upon a Time. Soon, I started dreaming about the setting… and I wrote… everything.
What would you tell aspiring writers out there?
I would ask them to consider the words of Napoleon Bonaparte. He said, “the word ‘impossible’ is only found in the dictionary of fools”. When a thousand doors close, remember why you wrote the piece to begin with and believe that there are doors that will open. Never give up.
What is your favorite book?
What a mean question *laugh*. I’d sooner be able to choose a favorite leg to walk on. I’ll bite the bullet: The Princess Bride.
Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
Anything else that you would like to add?
Only to say thank you for taking the time to read this, and for providing indie-authors, like myself, with this valuable opportunity.
I want to thank Amira Awaad for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read The Ankhs!