"The author has done a marvelous job of negotiating the disputed pointsof this era and woven them into a seamless time travel historicaladventure for middle grade, teen readers and adults. Her characters arewell-developed and manage to appear authentic in both the ancient andmodern time periods." - Amazon - Barbara Ann Mojica on February 21, 2015.
From the Author
Sons of the Sphinx is based on the schism that shot through ancient Egypt when, according
to historians, the Pharaoh Akhenaten turned his back on Thebes and the gods of Egypt. He built his own city to honor his god the Aten, and heinsisted that the people of Egypt do the same. Along with this, hesupposedly refused to send troops to defend Egypt's borders thus
incurring the wrath of the then General Horemheb. When Tutankhamen becomespharaoh, he reverses Akhenaten's proclamations and returns the governing center to Thebes and the worship back to the god Amun.
However,the damage has been done, and by the time Horemheb attains pharaohstatus, he has proclaimed the betrayal of the Egyptian peopleby Akhenaten so widely and so much, all members of the family includingTutankhamen, Ankhsenamun, and Ay are dishonored.
The historical significance of my story is the main reason I was able to write Sons of the Sphinx. Needing to help right a wrong done over 3000 years ago and reunite theboy king with his queen (whose tomb has yet to be identified or found),allows my protagonist Rosa the opportunity to come to terms with who she is and what her place is in this world.