Born Again (21)

Born Again (21)

THE KINGDOM OF TA-SET THE CITY OF QU-STUL 5682 BC THE PALACE OF AHMOSE NIGHT HOUR   All was asleep, but one. That one skulked in the darkness of the columned passages, a torch held before him as he made his way to the bedchamber of Ahmose. The...

Born Again (20)

Born Again (20)

THE KINGDOM OF TA-SET THE CITY OF QU-STUL 5682 BC THE TEMPLE OF THE GODDESS NIGHT HOUR   There was a great flurry and haste in the movement of the servants as they went about preparing for the late night wedding ritual. The male servants fed...

Born Again (19)

Born Again (19)

THE KINGDOM OF TA-SET THE CITY OF QU-STUL 5682 BC THE TEMPLE OF THE GODDESS DAWN   Gray light teased the eastern horizon, sending out shafts of light throughout the sleeping city of Qu-stul. At the head of the processional way of the temple, a...

Born Again (18)

Born Again (18)

THE KINGDOM OF TA-SET THE CITY OF QU-STUL 5683 BC THE TEMPLE OF THE GODDESS LATE HOUR   The garden was empty save for the figure that stalked through the shadows, keeping close to the trees in a manner that kept the temple’s guards from...

Born Again (17)

Born Again (17)

THE KINGDOM OF TA-SET THE CITY OF QU-STUL 5683 BC THE TEMPLE OF THE GODDESS NOON   The year had been swift in its passage. The first cycle of Akhet had arrived and the great river had flooded its banks. It was a time of rest, a time when the...

Born Again (16)

Born Again (16)

THE CITY OF QU-STUL 5683 BC THE TEMPLE OF THE GODDESS EARLY HOUR   It was the day of the cures. The people came from every part of the city seeking healing from the goddess. They thronged the central courtyard, just beneath the chair of the...