Warrior of Darkness



Aegypt is only the beginning...Ancient Light
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The Eighth Ancient Light Novel...


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Length of Novel:

103,840 words

Keywords and Market Focus:

Fiction, Egypt, Ancient Egypt, Belfast, PIRA, Provisional Irish Republican Army, UDA, Ulster Defense Association, Bombings, Fairies, MI, British Military Intelligence, British Foreign Office, Russia, Tomb, Suspense, Mummy, Archeology, Mystery, Britain, CIA, Ireland, Ceridwin, Gaelic, Celts, Queen Elizabeth, Anglican, Catholic, Goddess, warrior, Brigitta, Britannia; will fascinate anyone interested in mystery and suspense—will appeal particularly to those who enjoy archeological historical mystery and suspense novels.

The conceptual theme of Warrior of Darkness is similar to the gothic horror novel The Jewel of Seven Stars by Bram Stoker mixed with an action/adventure novel like Patriot Games by Tom Clancy; it is a completely new twist on the many Egyptian and archeological historical mysteries currently in print.

Warrior of Darkness continues the adventures of Klava, one of the twin daughters of Lumière Bolang, an adventure begun in Aegypt and continued in Sister of Light, Sister of Darkness, The Shadow of Darkness, The Shadow of Light, The Children of Light and Darkness, and Warrior of Light.


Fiction Suspense


Klava Diakonov is the Agent Director for the British MI organization’s Division Stele in Belfast Northern Ireland. She is also the Goddess of Darkness. She can use her unique powers to absorb and redirect the force of terrorist bombs when they go off. The redirection of those bombs rightly kills those who made, set, and placed them. Unfortunately, it sometimes results in the death of innocents. When Klava uses her power, it devastates her body and spirit. When innocents die, it touches her soul and injures her. Afterward, she wanders the streets in a daze, sometimes for days, until she can recover.

This is a problem for “the organization” for whom Klava works and for herself. Luckily, Klava recruits a young woman, Scáth, to help her. Klava gives Scáth a place to stay, a purpose in life, and shares her dependence in the Catholic Church. Klava’s faith is the only thing that allows her to continue living, and Scáth is the one who picks Klava up, counts her chains for her, takes her to confession, and cares for her. The links in her chains are the proof of Klava’s success, those she saved, and her failures, those who died.

Klava has drawn the attention of the Provisional Irish Republican Army, PIRA, and they are determined to prevent her interference in future bombings. She was observed by Red Donald, a PIRA bombing cell leader and Niul. They have no idea she is a goddess, but Donald wants to kill her and Niul wants to meet her.

When Klava deflects the next two incendiary bombs, Scáth tags along. Scáth is assassinated, innocents are killed, and this drives Klava over the edge. She uses her power to bring back Scáth as an undead creature, and Klava is dazed much more than usual. Niul prevents Donald from killing Klava.  Niul takes her to his flat, and there, although he helps her, unable to control himself, he rapes her.

An unbound goddess becomes bound to her warrior through sex. Now for good or ill, Niul has become her warrior. Klava’s life spirals out of control. Scáth is now her undead servant and Klava is foresworn to allow her to exist, she is bound to a man who raped her, and she has been recalled to London for reassignment. Under the laws that bind her and the ancient Celtic courts of the land, Klava has broken three great commands. She has created Scáth. She has murdered mortals. She has had sex before marriage and bound herself to a man without the permission of the courts. If she tells the courts she was raped, Niul must die. If he dies, she will lose her warrior.

Klava’s only hope is to win Niul’s heart and mind so he can prove himself, prevent the courts from condemning her, and uphold her promise to Scáth.

Author's reviewer’s quotes: 


Klava smokes John Player Specials like a smokestack, drinks Guinness for breakfast, wears only black, comes out at night, and has a servant who is undead—she also is the most important Agent Director in British Intelligence. Her mother does not approve.

This novel proves there is always some hope of redemption, even for those who think they can never be redeemed. The redemption of Klava’s rapist may be her only hope for happiness.

The world moves for Klava as she controls the power of the Dagda, the most high God. That world is about to come to an end when the courts discover she has apparently broken three of their most binding laws.

Short descriptive teasers: 

Niul O’Dwyer he didn’t like his life as a magic wielder working to help murder others, but he was good at it—then he chose to help a real goddess, and his world came apart.

Klava Diakonov, the Goddess of Darkness, fights for the Dagda against terrorist bombs—she trades the lives of the guilty for the lives of the innocent, but her innocence is about to be taken from her.

A goddess is held to a higher standard under the laws of the courts and the Dagda—Klava, the Goddess of Darkness, is about to be charged with breaking three of those laws, and she believes she is guilty.




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Aegypt is only the beginning...







ISBN: 1602900132

ISBN-13: 9781602900134

Format: Paperback, 232pp

Publisher: OakTara Publishing Group LLC

Pub. Date: January 2008



An unspeakable evil and an unbelievable power is about to be released into the world...

In the Tomb of Darkness and Light
If someone from the ancient world walked suddenly on the earth, what would they tell us about their times, and what changes would they observe in ours?  What if that person was revered as a goddess in the ancient world and evidenced a power beyond modern human understanding?  What if she were malevolent?
Fort Saint stands on a plateau between the salt deserts of the Chott Djerid and Chott Melrhir.  Four thousand years ago the chotts were filled–one salt and one fresh.  The fort coincidentally guards an ancient foundation where once stood a temple.  
The commander of Fort Saint, Lieutenant Paul Bolang discovered the foundation and unearthed Egyptian hieroglyphics on it.  His letter brought an archeological party to explore it.  And when the archeologists unearthed a tomb beneath, Paul was the only one who noticed a keen foreboding in the find.  Death followed the opening of the tomb and led Paul to uncover alone the existence of two other hidden tombs: the tombs of the Goddess of Darkness and the Goddess of Light.

Paul was present when the archeologists opened the tomb of the Goddess of Light and someone or something escaped.  Paul chased the being out onto the desert and captured a naked woman who spoke only ancient Egyptian.  

Paul struggled to communicate with woman who called herself Leora.  She claimed to come from the tomb, and she claimed to be the Goddess of Light—a claim she backed up with inexplicable powers.  Leora seemed benevolent, but she alerted Paul that her sister, Leila, the Goddess of Darkness wanted to also escape her tomb.  Leora warned that if Leila were released, she would visit only evil and suffering on mankind—that was her nature.

Now the archeologists have discovered the second tomb, the Tomb of the Goddess of Darkness, and they want to open it.    

Aegypt is only the beginning...

 The Ancient Light Novels

          Aegypt (Published by OakTara)

          Sister of Light (Contracted to OakTara)

          Sister of Darkness (Contracted to OakTara)

          Shadow of Darkness (In consideration with OakTara)

          Shadow of Light (In consideration with OakTara)


          Children of Light and Darkness (In consideration with OakTara) 


          Warrior of Light (In consideration with OakTara) 


          Warrior of Darkness (In consideration with OakTara)  




Meet the Author

Photo by Tim Davis Photography

The finest escape in literature is an escape into a real and inviting culture—so asserts L. D. Alford a novelist who explores with originality those cultures and societies we think we already know.  He builds tales that make ancient people and times real to us.  His stories uniquely explore the connections between events close and familiar and events of the past—he cleaves them together with threads of reality that bring the past alive.  L. D. Alford is familiar with technology and cultures—he earned a B.S. in Chemistry from Pacific Lutheran University, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Dayton. He is a graduate of Air War College, Air Command and Staff College, and the US Air Force Test Pilot School.  He is widely traveled and has spent long periods in Europe and Central America.  His writing includes over 40 technical articles and a historical fiction novel The Second Mission published by Xulon.  L. D. Alford is an author who combines intimate scientific and cultural knowledge into fiction worlds that breathe reality.



  Novels by this Author
       The Second Mission (Available now)
       Centurion   (Available now published by OakTara)
      Ancient Light              (Available now published by OakTara)
                  Aegypt         Sister of Light   Sister of Darkness


 The Dragon and the Fox


 The Chronicles of the Dragon and the Fox (Available now published by OakTara)


              The End of Honor    The Fox’s Honor          A Season of Honor 




  L.D. Alford is the author of more than 41 technical papers published in international journals on flight test, military policy, flight safety, space, and cyberwar.  Technical Writing
  L.D. Alford has been a professional aviator for over 30 years.  Aviation Writing

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