The Tomb of Ptahmes

A blend of historical intrigue and imaginative fiction

Perilous adventure awaits on a journey from the scorching Libyan Desert to the dark, treacherous streets of 1910 London.

Seventeen year-old Carter Pinsent, son of an English archaeologist, joins his father’s excavation in Egypt for the summer. But when controversial Egyptologist Sir Robert Ottley and his captivating daughter May appear on the scene, Carter is drawn into a web of rivalry and deception.

When they unearth the mysterious tomb of Ptahmes, an enigmatic figure from ancient Egyptian history, it becomes clear that this discovery is no ordinary one. The tomb contains not only historical artifacts, but also a mystical power that blurs the lines between science and superstition.

Things take a supernatural turn with the arrival of Dr. Belleville, a disgraced doctor turned spiritualist who reveals the existence of ancient curses and the possibility of resurrection. As Carter’s quest becomes a race against death, he must battle both seen and unseen forces while each party competes to unlock the secrets of the tomb.

What follows is a thrilling adventure that explore the connection between ancient practices and modern science. Amidst ethical dilemmas and moral choices, Carter is tested and evolves in the face of adversity. Beyond the pulse-pounding action, The Tomb of Ptahmes explores themes of father-son relationships and the intertwining of history and legend.


The action is nonstop in The Tomb Of Ptahmes. The plot is a masterful fusion of mystery and suspense, deeply rooted in beautifully rendered Egyptian mythology. C.W. James dives right into the action from the first page, offering the reader the origins of both the Pinsents and the Ottleys with such fluidity that there is no doubt that a one-of-a-kind adventure is in the offing. The character development is pristine. Despite their shaky alliance based on shared interests, the similarities between Carter’s and May’s early childhood suggest a possible meeting of the minds. The dialogue between the characters maintains the British perspective while adding a healthy dose of that quintessential British humor in vibrant verbal sparring. James has found the perfect formula for crafting a riveting narrative with a unique storytelling approach and breakneck pacing in The Tomb Of Ptahmes. – E. Asian, Readers’ Favorite


Ebook: 978-1-962056-04-5

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