AWAKENING THE PHARAOH’S WRATH
«The Pharaoh’s wrath will fall upon those who dare disturb his eternal sleep» This is the inscription which oversights the entrance to the royal tomb that Albert and Jasmine, two renowned archaeologists, must investigate. Doubts start to creep in. Is this just a message to scare robbers away? As they go deeper and deeper into the tomb, doubts quickly disperse and they soon realise the warning is all too real. Traps and dangers await at every corner. Each movement could be their last and are key to surviving. However, they are both determined to make it to the end. On the other hand, Blai is a sixteen-year-old boy who never leaves home. No matter how hard he tries, he is unable to cross the doorway. This situation is a worry to his mother, his friends and his grandmother, but no one knows how to help him. He is the only one who knows why it is happening.
Awakening the Pharaoh’s wrath is an adventure novel about searching the past, personal self-improvement and double appearances.
- The idea for this novel occurred when I was twelve. At that age I used to draw labyrinths and make up tests for my friends to solve. Because of those games, I always had in mind writing a book about an Egyptian tomb full of dangers.
- The tomb of Thutmose II is one of the greatest tombs never to have been discovered. Even though his mummy has been identified, the pharaoh’s tomb is yet to be found and could still hold all of the king’s treasures.
- The mental disorder suffered by Blai in the novel is very common in Japan. It’s called “hikikomori” and is suffered by young people (between the ages of 16 and 29) who stay secluded in their rooms without leaving home for years.