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The first cut of this novel is complete.  I'm working on the second cut.

30 September 2009  I decided to change the name of this novel to Warrior of Light.  This parallels the other novels and gets rid of goddess from the title.  


23 Feb 09 Sveta has learned. Sveta was the problem. Perhaps now she can be the solution. It requires that she become the servant. She has never been the servant, only the recipient. Sveta learned and now she must be the perfect Chinese servant or her sister and her warrior will die.

22 Feb 09 I have been writing feverishly on Ceridwen since I was in Florida. I'm up to chapter 17 and preparing for the denouncement. Meanwhile, one of my readers went through Children and gave it two thumbs up. Children is one of my favorites and the current novel continues the Sveta/Klava thing from Children.

14 Feb 09 If you didn't get enough of Yinglong in The Shadow of Light you get some more here. Near the end of his last session at Sandhurst, Daniel receives a letter from Kathrin. Kathrin and Bruce want Daniel to rescue Sveta and Klava. Sveta and Klava went to China without telling anyone. Kathrin knows what they are about, and she knows Sveta can't succeed without her warrior. The agreement before Sveta can marry Daniel, is that he must finish Sandhurst, get a job in the organization, and Sveta must not take him before marriage. If Daniel goes to rescue them, he is AWOL from Sandhurst and will have no job with the organization. Sveta has officially rejected him, so there is no chance of hanky-panky--or is there.

12 Feb 09 You knew there had to be a tiff and a breakup. Sveta is very angry at Daniel. I won't say why. They all graduated from the Sixth Form, and Daniel is off at Sandhurst for British Officer training. He is a blank assignment cadet. He was trained by Colonel Bolang for two summers, and you can guess how good that training was. The tiff occurs after the second 15 week session at Sandhurst. Sveta and Klava are at Oxford. Bruce Lyons was replaced due to forced retirement at the organization. Charles Pevensy is the head now. Lumie're met Pevensy in Geneva in The Shadow of Light. She didn't like him then, you won't like him now.

9 Feb 09 Sveta has chosen her warrior--luckily Daniel doesn't know it. Daniel has skills that he never pursued before, Paul Bolang introduces him to them and begins to make him a master of them. Now, how will Klava keep Sveta in check? How will Daniel continue his training in England? What about their time in the Sixth Form? Klava found her tablet, by the way, and she has found Lumie're and Aleksandr.

4 Feb 09 The new character is Daniel Long. He is 16 and now friends with the 14 year old Klava and Sveta. Sveta finally reached puberty and is allowed to go to America to study with Leora for the summer. Daniel Long is busy under the tutelage of Klava and Sveta trying to determine just what his father, Terrance Long, does. Daniel gained freedom when he left his old school. His father and mother are both amazed at the change in him. Klava and Sveta invite him to come to America with them. Tilly is the chaperone.

2 Feb 09 I decided to write a seventh Aegypt novel. This one will likely finish the series, but it still will have scope for more books. I intend to
clean up all the loose ends from Children. I also decided to write a sequel to Centurion.




The purpose of each of the Aegypt novels is to allow you, the reader, to live the life and times portrayed in the novel.  This requires intensive research and study.  Many of the points are ancillary, and may be unnoticed by the reader, but to me they are critical.  Here is how carefully I have detailed these works: in The Goddess of Darkness, I needed the name of the Greek ambassador to England in 1940.  I couldn't find this information anywhere--I wrote to the Greek embassy in London England, and in about two weeks, I had the answer.  This was an unnecessary detail, but this represents how detailed the historical research was for these books. 

The Question: 

The Aegypt novels are moving in a beautiful and controlled direction.  Their purpose is to let the reader live during a period and place in history.  Specifically, they march through time, hitting the high points where evil has touched the world.  Children is a setup novel.  It is a transition between The Shadow of Light and the next big point in time.  Below, I outline the question that originally drove Aegypt.  There is much more here. 

The primary question I asked when I wrote Children was:  what happens when I introduce two real immature goddesses into the world of Western Civilization and specifically--British society.  One may be evil and one may be good.  What is their mother, any mother to do.  I especially wanted to depict the school adventures of these girls.

When the world was young, people believed in all kinds of gods and goddesses.  In the novel Sister of Light, I expand the question I asked in Aegypt, what would happen if modern people came face to face with a real goddess.  Leora, the goddess of light, interacts with the modern world--sometimes that world is more cruel to those who have a power beyond our expectations.  Also, I added to my original question and ask a new one about prejudice.  Explicitly, the question in Sister of Light is what is the reaction of the goddess of darkness against her sister, Leora.

The Characters: 

These characters are generally new to Aegypt.  We met Kathrin in The Shadow of Light.  Her character and purpose flows from this inauspicious beginning.  The girls, Sveta and Klava come from the last bit of The Shadow of Light.  You could have guessed at what might happen to their parents.  Lumie're is absolutely rogue.  You thought motherhood would change her, how could that be.  The real surprise is Kathrin.  This is her novel, but the following will likely be hers too.

The Theme: 

The children of Lumie're and Aleksandr are found alive after many years.  One may be the goddess of darkness and bring great evil into the world.  What happens when they are introduced into the civilized world.  There is much more to this novel's theme that I won't reveal.  I will tell you, it is a theme of place, that is, taking one's appropriate place in the world.  


The Children of Light and Darkness shows what happens when perceptions are not reality and reality is not what we understand at all.


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...

          Sister of Light (Contracted to OakTara)

          Sister of Darkness

           The Shadow of Darkness

           The Shadow of Light


           Children of Light and Darkness




Meet the Author

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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 is a Ph.D. candidate in Aerospace Engineering at 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)
       Aegypt            (Available now published by OakTara)


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 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 30 years.  Aviation Writing

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